Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s new premises will officially open on 13 July 2023 at Landmark South, 39 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang.
Established in 1995, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is a statutory body set up by the Government to support the broad development of arts in Hong Kong, through grant allocation, advocacy, promotion and development, and special projects. Its mission is to support and promote the development of major art forms in literary arts, performing arts, visual arts, as well as film and media arts in Hong Kong. Aiming to foster a thriving arts environment for the public, HKADC is also committed to facilitating community-wide participation in arts and arts education.
Hong Kong Arts Development Council, SHOWCASE Exhibition hall
By setting up their new premises in Wong Chuk Hang, HKADC hopes to provide the public with a more diverse range of cultural and artistic activities, and to uplift the existing artistic atmosphere in the Southern District.
With a total floor area of approximately 30,000 square feet, the new facilities will include 27 arts studios in affordable rent for local visual and media artists, a 4,000 square feet multi-purpose exhibition hall, an arts information centre providing materials and access for research purpose, and the permanent administration office of HKADC.
To mark this milestone, an opening exhibition and a series of fringe programmes will be organised from 18 July to 1 October, as well as a series of performing arts programmes in the coming months.
Hong Kong Arts Development Council Artspace
Mr Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, JP, Chairman of HKADC, stated, “The completion and opening of the new premises mark a significant milestone for the Council. It represents that the Hong Kong Government is giving unwavering support to arts and culture, and there is an increasing popularity of arts and culture growing in the society. Since its establishment, the Council is dedicated to supporting the broad development of the arts in Hong Kong. With these new facilities and spaces opened for public visit and enjoyment, the Council is able to build a closer tie with the public and continue our work in promoting the growth of arts in Hong Kong.”