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Hong Kong Arts Centre

About the Hong Kong Arts Centre - Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All 

Since 1977, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all. The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established for more than four decades, the HKAC endeavours to bring arts to the people of Hong Kong by presenting programmes in diverse art disciplines, such as visual arts, performing arts, moving images, media arts, comics, animation, arts education, lecture forum, public art, art festival and community art. With the vision of inspiring creativity in the local and international art community, HKAC focuses on five key areas of art development, including Global Arts Explorations, Community Engagement, Voices of Diversity, Artistic Empowerment, and Art for Life. 

In 1998, the HKAC collaborated with RMIT University to launch its first bachelor's degree in fine art. Building upon the partnership, HKAC founded its educational arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), in 2000. Until today, HKAS has provided award-bearing programmes to nurture art talent and has organised short enrichment courses for the general public.

The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts - as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron. Let’s continue to embrace ‘Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All’, and share the inspiration.




Vision Statement

The Hong Kong Arts Centre is committed to enhancing Hong Kong's position as an artistically vibrant city through the promotion of contemporary arts and arts education for the whole community.

Mission Statement

The Hong Kong Arts Centre aims to engage the local community in the appreciation and creation of arts through a unique combination of its two main areas of activity:

1. Providing the community with diverse and educationally-enriching programmes of contemporary visual arts, film, public art, performing arts and community rejuvenation projects. 

2. Offering a wide range of quality arts education programmes covering Fine Art, Media Art, Drama and Intangible Cultural Heritage Education.