The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) recognises the importance of arts education in the sustainable development of the performing arts. The department organises various school-based activities including the School Arts Animateur Scheme (SAAS), a series of arts training and opportunities for primary, secondary and special school students to create and perform their works.
Through the years, many students have gone on from SAAS to express their enthusiasm in different art forms, and the instructors have also discovered many students with talent and potential. While SAAS is aimed at schools, some may not be able to make arrangements for their students to continue such artistic training, and art training courses are not always available. Therefore LCSD in the academic year 2012/13 is launching the New Synergy Arts Animateur Pilot Scheme to enable the students who have participated in music composition and playwriting training courses to individually enrol in advanced training programmes, to further develop their artistic potential.