Monthly Highlights
2013 Cultural Leadership Summit
Arts Entrepreneurship: What it Takes & How it Works
Top-notch international and local cultural leaders will gather on 27 - 29 May at the 2013 Cultural Leadership Summit, co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, to explore strategies for arts and cultural development.

Themed “Arts Entrepreneurship – What it Takes & How it Works”, speakers will share insights into establishing and running successful arts enterprises, as well as sustainable development strategies for audience building, programming, operations, and resource expansion for non-profit arts organisations. The Summit will look into the different ways of applying the “entrepreneurial spirit” to the arts, with a focus on its current development in arts organisations and enterprises in Chinese-speaking regions.

World-renowned speakers at the Summit include Clive Gillinson (Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall, New York), Professor Ju Tzong Ching (Chairman of the Board, National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan; President, Taipei National University of the Arts; Founder and Artistic Director, Ju Percussion Group), Judith Isherwood (Chief Executive, Arts Centre Melbourne), Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, London), Meng Jinghui (Director, National Theatre of China; Artistic Director, Beijing Beehive Theater), Wu Jiatong (General Manager, Wu Promotion Co. Ltd., China), Zhang Jun (Founder and Artistic Director, Shanghai Zhang Jun Kunqu Art Center), Arling Ng (President, Parsons Music Limited), Patrick Mok (Manager, Hong Kong Memory Project, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong), Benny Chia (Director, Hong Kong Fringe Club), Patrick Chiu (Artistic Director, Yat Po Singers; Artistic Director, Hong Kong Melody Makers), Winsome Chow (Assistant Director (Performing Arts), Leisure and Cultural Services Department), Mike Hill (Festival Director, Clockenflap), Alisa Shum (Chief Executive, the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong), and Tang Shu Wing (Artistic Director, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio).

To give a panoramic view of all regional perspectives, the Summit has invited local arts practitioners, administrators and entrepreneurs, as well as policymakers to engage in discussions with our overseas experts. Representatives include Ada Wong, Founder & Hon Chief Executive of Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture), Lee Ying Ping, Director, Taiwan Kwang Hwa Information and Cultural Center, Hon Ma Fung-kwok, Member, Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and. Publication Functional Constituency), etc.

Click here for speaker biographies as well as programme and registration details.