[International Arts Carnival] [Thematic Arts Festival]
[Submission of Proposals]
[Assessment Criteria and Procedure]
[Programme and Development Committee] [Art Form Panels]
Figures and Attendance for 2012/13]
The Festivals Office organizes two arts festivals annually for presentation in the major performance facilities of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD):
|(a)||the International Arts Carnival in summer; and|
|(b)||a thematic arts festival in autumn.|
|International Arts Carnival (July-August)
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The International Arts Carnival aims at providing children, youth and their families
with cultural programmes and interactive activities of healthy and educational
nature during the summer vacation. Performances of music, dance, drama, puppetry,
mime, magic, acrobatics and theatrical arts suitable for family audience are
presented to nurture their interest in the performing arts. Other participatory
activities include workshops, exhibitions, guided tours of cultural venues,
school and outreach touring programmes. The participants are exposed to a
variety of arts through fun-filled and hands-on experiences. The Carnival also serves as a publicity
platform for children and family activities organized by LCSD museums and
libraries in summer. The International Arts Carnival 2013 will be held from 5 July to 11 August 2013.
|Thematic Arts Festival (October-November)
|The thematic arts festival is organized
every autumn with a different theme set for each year.
It aims to enhance the public's awareness, understanding
and appreciation of the arts and culture of Hong Kong,
Asia and other parts of the world and promote Hong
Kong's image as a cultural metropolis of Asia.
Legends of China Festival
In 2001 and 2003, the Legends of China
Festival was presented with content based on Chinese
legends, folk and historical stories as well as legendary
figures in Chinese performing arts. In the 2003 Festival,
the scope was expanded to cover programmes of a legendary
nature and works depicting memorable times in Chinese
history. Other than traditional repertoires, modern
works were also featured.
New Vision Arts Festival
The biennial New Vision Arts Festival
has been presented since 2002 with the programming direction
on the presentation of innovative and outstanding
cross-cultural performances with an Asian focus. With
its contemporary outlook, the Festival is also commensurate
with the economic and social development of Hong Kong
in the post-Millennium era which emphasizes the use
of high-end technology, knowledge-led development
and international outlook and exposure. The sixth edition of the New Vision Arts Festival was held from 19 October to 17 November 2012.
The Latin Passion
Festival presented in 2005 was the first thematic
festival on world's cultures. It aimed to promote
appreciation of Latin American art and culture. A
variety approach in the programming direction was
adopted so as to provide a wide spectrum of programmes
to the audiences. They were streamed into the ethnic;
the popular and the contemporary.
Mediterranean Arts Festival
The theme of the World Cultures Festival
of 2007 was the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean
region has always been exotic and mysterious. With
the Mediterranean Sea connecting as well as separating
the different countries surrounding it, a rich cultural
exchange is brought about. The Mediterranean Arts
Festival introduced the audience to the leading
artists from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey
and North Africa in an enchanting showcase of music,
dance and drama.
The Silk Road Arts Festival
Enchanting Arts of Asia
The Silk Road Arts Festival 2009 was the third enterprising artistic showcase in the World Cultures Festival. The Festival sought to illuminate the rich cultural diversity along the Silk Road, traveling from Xian in China across the Taklamakan Desert to Central Asia, the Middle East and on to the Italian capital of Rome.
"Enchanting Arts of Asia" was the focus of the fourth edition of the World Cultures Festival. It showcased the many-faceted gems and beauty of Asian traditional and contemporary arts and cultures, as well as the most representative art forms, artists and arts groups of the Asian region including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, Korea, Bangladesh, etc. The festival also provided a platform for cultural exchange within the region.
Lasting Legacies of Eastern Europe
The theme of this year’s World Cultures Festival will be on the arts of the Eastern European region. Running from 18 October to 17 November, the Festival will feature the most representative art forms, artists and arts groups of Eastern European countries, namely, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. An array of programmes including dance, theatre and music will be presented to showcase the rich and diversified cultures and traditions of the region inherited from the past and transformed to the present, with new developments reflecting the multi-faceted contemporary society.
The Festivals Office welcomes proposals of quality and innovative programmes for the Department's presentation or sponsored presentation in the festival/carnival. Proposals with information on the programme concept and form of presentation, artists, production details, estimated budget and background information such as past reviews and recordings etc. are requested to reach the Festivals Office at least ten months prior to the festival/carnival aimed for participation.
|Assessment Criteria and Procedure|| |
All programme proposals are assessed in detail according to the same set of criteria. The criteria include the professional and artistic merit of the programme, artists and production personnel concerned, the relevance of the proposed programme to the theme and objectives of the festival/carnival, the overall programme balance of the festival/Carnival, financial implications, technical viability and marketing consideration of the proposed programme. Assessment of proposals is made at the Programme Meetings of the Festivals Office and recommendations will be submitted to the Art Form Panel on Festivals for comments.
|International Arts Carnival
|Thematic Arts Festival
|Office Address||Level 5, Administration Building,|
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
|Office Hours||8:45 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
From Monday to Friday
(Except public holidays)
|Programme Enquires||2370 1044|
If you have any general views on our programmes, please write to us by email: email@example.com or by fax: (852) 2371 4171.
Figures and Attendance for 2012/13
figures for subvented programmes