There are two types of advisers appointed to assist in policy and operational matters in the provision of cultural services:
Three streams of 54 advisers provide general advice to the department on the provision of facilities and services involving the performing arts, libraries and museums. These advisers include experts, professionals and community leaders experienced in the promotion of cultural services in Hong Kong.
A total of 195 advisers, split into nine categories offer advice on the provision of performing arts programmes, the literary arts and museum activities. The advisers include artists, academics and other practitioners who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.