Festive Events and Community Cultural Arts Programmes under the Community Programmes Office

[Introduction] [Territory-wide Festive Events] [18dART – Community Arts Scheme]
[Submission of Proposals and Criteria of Selection ] [Procedures ] [Invitation for Specialists] [Enquiries]


The Community Programmes Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is responsible for organising territory-wide festival events and 18dART – Community Arts Scheme.

Territory-wide Festive Events and Carnivals

Territory-wide Festive Events and Carnivals

Territory-wide festive events are presented during major festive occasions throughout the year, including the Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals and Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals, which feature a variety of spectacular performances and participatory activities by local and visiting artists. Other territory-wide carnivals include Asian Ethnic Cultural Performances and Youth Music and Dance Marathon. Joint presentations with local organisations include Concert in the Park.

18dART – Community Arts Scheme

Free community cultural arts events of different art forms, are organised on a monthly basis at various outdoor and indoor venues, such as parks, playgrounds, podiums/plazas of housing estates, community arts centres and community halls, etc. In 2019, the Community Programmes Office launched Community Arts Scheme. With the collaboration of District Council and district organisations, tailor-made enhanced arts activities are organised by experienced professional arts group with a view to developing district’s own Community Arts Scheme. Interested district organisation is welcomed to contact us to collaborate in providing free venues and offering support in publicity and participant enrollment in the district.

Submission of Proposals and Criteria of Selection

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is open to proposals in festive events and community cultural arts programmes. Generally, a proposal should include the biography/background/past records of the arts group, reviews and recordings (audio/visual) of past proposed performances, proposed programme details, proposed date and venue, target audience, and the proposed fee with a breakdown of costs. Proposal should reach the Community Programmes Office at least 9 months prior to the intended event for consideration and selection. Assessment of suitability of programmes will depend on the relevance of the proposal to the overall programming of the event, artistic merit, audience appeal and production cost.

Submission of Proposals and Criteria of Selection


All programme proposals will be considered by the Programme Co-ordinating Committee of the Community Programmes Office. A detailed assessment of the applicant, including viewing of video clips or attending the rehearsals or performances to assess the artistic standard will be conducted.

Invitation for Specialists

The Community Programmes Office is looking for specialists with professional knowledge on community arts and visual design to provide specialist services for carnivals and related fringe activities. They include but not limited to Host, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Stage Technical Coordinator. Applicants should have relevant qualifications and experience. Interested parties are welcome to submit application together with a full résumé to the Community Programmes Office for consideration.


Office Address   11/F, Queen Elizabeth Stadium
18, Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai
Hong Kong
Tel 2591 1340
Fax 2591 0322 / 2575 0864
Email cpo_enquiry@lcsd.gov.hk