The 2015 Hong Kong Arts festival will feature the largest contingent from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet yet to visit the city. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

Static budgets and a lack of venues are eroding the vibrancy of the city's annual cultural extravaganza, organisers say, asking the city to give more

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The 2015 Hong Kong Arts festival will feature the largest contingent from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet yet to visit the city. Photo: AFP
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Vivienne Chow

Vivienne Chow

Vivienne is a journalist and critic specialising in the arts, culture and cultural affairs. She was named one of the world’s best young journalists and critics while representing Hong Kong at the 2004 inaugural Berlinale Talent Press at the Berlin International Film Festival, and in 2015 was awarded the IJP Fellowship for mid-career journalism training and conducting research on cultural policy. Vivienne was a staff reporter with the South China Morning Post for 15 years, and remains a contributor after founding her own non-profit educational initiative, the Cultural Journalism Campus. Follow her on Twitter @VivienneChow and read her blog, Culture Shock, at www.viviennechow.com