The Venue Partnership Scheme was launched in 2009 by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) at its performance venues. The Scheme, as an arts development initiative, aims to foster partnerships between the performance venues and performing arts groups/organisations with the objectives of enhancing the artistic image and character of individual venues and their partners, enlarging the audience base, optimising the use of venue facilities, and formulating venue-based marketing and promotion strategies. The Scheme also promotes arts in the community and encourages community involvement in arts development. The first four rounds of the Scheme have been fully implemented during 2009-2022. The 5th round of the Scheme implements from April 2022 to March 2026.