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ADC Launches the First Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) launches the first Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme to encourage Hong Kong students to actively participate in arts activities and to share the fun of arts. The new scheme is jointly organised by RTHK Radio 2 and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. By providing students with a flair and enthusiasm for the arts the opportunity to become arts ambassadors for their schools, the Scheme aims to take their passion for the arts beyond campuses into the larger community. 


Themed "Live in Art, Thrive in Sharing", the Scheme will invite all primary and secondary schools to nominate from each school one distinguished candidate who is outstanding in arts learning, participation and sharing to be the arts ambassador. The Scheme aims to raise public's awareness towards the importance of arts education to social and cultural development, and to widen the horizons of the arts ambassadors and encourage the sharing of artistic passion by providing opportunities for them to participate in arts activities.


A series of interesting arts programmes such as meeting with art maestros, workshops, talks and art appreciation events will be offered to the arts ambassadors during April to August 2009. The Hong Kong Institute of Aesthetic Education will host the creative arts workshops while the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will host the "Theatre Magic" and "Behind the Scenes" workshops during the summer holiday. Arts ambassadors will also have the opportunities to engage in dialogues with arts maestros in sharing sessions hosted by Chung Ying Theatre, City Contemporary Dance Company and Dr Lung Heung-wing (Artistic Director of Hong Kong Percussion Centre).


Each arts ambassador will receive a HK$500 scholarship, a certificate of commendation, an ambassador-in-school badge as a token of appreciation. An award presentation ceremony will be held in July 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium to commend the efforts and achievements of the arts ambassadors.


The first Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is now open for nomination. Nomination forms are available at the HKADC Administration office and can be downloaded from here. Applications should be submitted to the HKADC Administration Office, 14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Hong Kong by post or in person on or before 16 January 2009.