Venue Partnership Scheme

Preamble

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.

Under the 5th round of the Scheme, 22 local art groups and consortia of different art forms are selected and became the Venue Partners at 12 LCSD's performance venues.  Support to the Venue Partners is given in various forms, including priority booking of venue facilities, free work stations, enhanced publicity arrangements and part of the funding for organising activities and related production, promotion, staff and administrative costs.  Activities organised by Venue Partners cover a variety of stage performances, educational and audience-building activities in various art forms.  For more programme information, please visit the website of individual venues.

The Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address has pointed out that the integration of arts and innovation and technology (I&T) has become a new trend in arts development. The application of technology has extended the horizon of creativity in the arts and brought new opportunities for the arts and creative industries. The LCSD plans to adopt advanced innovative technology and set up the East Kowloon Cultural Centre (EKCC) as an incubator for the development of arts and technology, so as to identify new emerging trends in the arts, and seize the opportunities that come with I&T. The LCSD is now inviting eligible arts groups/organisations to submit proposals for the EKCC Venue Partnership Scheme and individual artists to submit proposals for the EKCC Artist-in-Residence Pilot Scheme. Please click here for details.

 

List of Past Venue Partners -

4th Round of the Scheme (2018-22)

3rd Round of the Scheme (2015-18)

2nd Round of the Scheme (2012-15)


1st Round of the Scheme (2009-12)

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