Hong Kong Arts Festival

A Major International Arts Festival – In, Of and For Hong Kong

HKAF launched in 1973, is a major international arts festival committed to enriching the cultural life of the city by presenting leading local and international artists in all genres of the performing arts as well as a diverse range of “PLUS” and educational events in February and March each year.

HKAF is a non-profit organization. Secured government baseline funding represents about 13% of the 2019 Festival’s HK$136 million budget, with another nearly 6% specially provided by the Government as time-limited additional funding for five years. Around 28% of the Festival’s income needs to come from the box office, and over 33% from sponsorship and donations made by corporations, individuals, and charitable foundations. It is anticipated that the remaining 20% will come from other revenue sources including the Government’s matching scheme, which matches income generated through private sector sponsorship and donations.

HKAF has presented top international artists and ensembles across multiple genres, such as*:

  • Western Opera: Bavarian State Opera, The Bolshoi Theatre, The Mariinsky Theatre
  • Chinese opera: China National Peking Opera Company, Hebei Clapper Opera Troupe, Shanghai Zhang Jun Kunqu Art Center, Suzhou Kunqu Opera Company of Jiangsu, Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe
  • Classical music: Cecilia Bartoli, Riccardo Chailly, Seong-Jin Cho, Gustavo Dudamel, Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, Denis Matsuev, Anna Netrebko, Gianandrea Noseda, Seiji Ozawa, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Christian Thielemann, London Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Jazz and world music: Bobby McFerrin, Youssou N'Dour, Esperanza Spalding, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Pink Martini
  • Dance: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, John Neumeier, American Ballet Theatre, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Hamburg Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
  • Theatre: Peter Brook, Yukio Ninagawa, Robert Wilson, Berliner Ensemble, National Theatre of China, Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Large-scale special events: World of WearableArt, Zingaro
  • Outdoor events: Power Plant, Super Pool, Chorus


HKAF actively collaborates with Hong Kong’s own creative talent and showcases emerging local artists. Over the years, HKAF has commissioned and produced over 200 local productions across genres including theatre, chamber opera, music and contemporary dance, many with successful subsequent runs in Hong Kong and overseas. Recent HKAF productions include Cantonese Opera - Pavilion of a Hundred Flowers, A Floating Family, Hong Kong Odyssey, Chinese Lesson, Danz Up, Datong – The Chinese Utopia, The Amahs, Blast, Wild Boar and Murder in San Jose, to name a few.

HKAF frequently partners with renowned international artists and institutions to produce exceptional works, such as Der Fensterputzer (The Window Washer) co-produced by HKAF, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Richard III and The Tempest produced by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street under “The Bridge Project” with HKAF as a co-commissioning institution, Green Snake co-commissioned with Shanghai International Arts Festival, and Dream of the Red Chamber co-produced with San Francisco Opera.

HKAF invests heavily in arts education for young people. Over the past 27 years, our “Young Friends” scheme has reached over 750,000 local secondary and tertiary school students. A variety of arts education projects serving primary, secondary, and tertiary school students have been launched in recent years, featuring activities such as student showcases, pre-performance talks, open rehearsals, opportunities to attend Festival performances, as well as in-school workshops and lecture demonstrations led by international and local artists. Donations to the “Student Ticket Scheme” also make available approximately 10,000 half-price student tickets each year.

HKAF organises a diverse range of “Festival PLUS” activities in community locations each year to enhance engagement between artists and audiences. These include films, lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, workshops, symposia, backstage visits, exhibitions, meet-the-artist sessions, and guided cultural tours.

*Details of past HKAF programmes can be found at
www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/about-us/past-programmes/past-programmes-2018.html

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and donation details for the 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival, please contact the HKAF Development Department.

Email: dev@hkaf.org

Direct Lines: (852) 2828 4910/11/12

Website: www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/support-us


Committee Members

Patron

The Chief Executive The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS

Honorary Life President

Sir Run Run Shaw, CBE (1907-2014)

Executive Committee
Mr. Victor Cha (Chairman)
 
Prof. Kingman Lo, MBE, JP, SBS (Vice Chairman)
 
Mr. William Li (Honorary Treasurer)
 
Mr. Edward Cheng, SBS, JP
 
Ms. Margaret Cheng
 
Mr. Anthony Lau
 
Mrs. Yu-san Leong
 
Prof. Gabriel Leung, GBS, JP
 
Ms. Miriam Yao
 
Mr. Sunny Yeung

Staff

Executive Director
Tisa Ho
 
Programme
 
Programme Director
Grace Lang
Associate Programme Director
So Kwok-wan
Programme Manager
Linda Yip
 
Susanna Yu*
 
Vanessa Chan
Asst. Programme Manager
Lam Kam Kwan*
 
Jacqueline Li*
Programme Coordinator
Joseph Wong*
 
Patricia Lee*
Programme Manager (Administration)
Shirley So
Programme Officer (Administration)
Tracy Cheung*
Logistics Manager
Elvis King*
Production Manager
Tsui Tsz Yee*
Deputy Production Manager
Liza Wong*


Senior Outreach Manager
Kenneth Lee
Assistant Outreach Manager
Bell Cheung*
 
Joe Tang*
Outreach Coordinator
Carman Lam*
Outreach Officer
Mitch Tam*
Arts Administrator Trainee
Kelvin Li*
Outreach Assistant
Michael Lee*


Editor 
Sherlock Lam*
English Editor
Gloria Furness*
Assistant Editor
Grace Lam*
 
 
 
 
Marketing
 
Marketing Director
Katy Cheng
Associate Marketing Director
Dennis Wu
Marketing Manager
Alexia Chow
 
Louis Cheung*
Deputy Marketing Manager
Michelle Yeung*
Asst. Marketing Manager
Tiffany Ng*
Digital Marketing Specialist
Ben Chan*
Marketing Manager (Ticketing)
Eppie Leung
Ticketing Officer
Christine Wong*

 
Development
 
Development Director
Flora Yu
Development Manager
Chingmi Chow*
Deputy Development Manager
Anna Cheung*
Asst. Development Manager
Conny Souw*
 
Lorna Tam
Development Officer
Esther Mok*
 
Mandie Choy*
 
Alana Wan*
 
Accounts
 
Head of Accounts Department
Teresa Kwong
Asst. Accounting Manager
Connie To*
Accounting Officer
Peter So*
 
HR & Administration
 
HR and Administration Manager
Calvin Fung
HR and Administration Officer
Vivian Kan*
Assistant to Executive Director
Connie Ho
Receptionist/Junior Secretary
Virginia Li
General Assistant
Bonia Wong
 
 
*Contract Staff