The 13th Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme Nomination Guidelines
22 Oct


By appointing primary and secondary students with an interest in the arts, a willing mind and the spirit to serve as arts ambassadors for their schools, the Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme aims to form a new synergy of art to achieve the following objectives:


  • To advocate arts education as an empowering tool for individuals and the future development of the society;
  • To commend efforts in learning and practising the arts, and recognise students who demonstrate excellence in and commitment to the participation and sharing of the arts;
  • To encourage the active participation and sharing of artistic passion and widen the horizons of the arts ambassadors;
  • To encourage arts ambassadors to demonstrate their artistic talent and serve the community


Certificate and Activity Allowance



All nominated ambassadors should fulfill the following requirements within the academic year in order to obtain a certificate:

  • Promote arts at school as the fulfillment of pledges and being confirmed by the nominating teachers
  • Attend two core activities.
  • Ambassadors who are unable to attend the core activities are required to submit documents to the HKADC Administration Office within one month after the event.
    • Leave Application Letter with teacher’s signature and school chop, and
    • Arts performance/ exhibition review



Activity Allowance

Ambassadors who are financially in need can apply for the allowance to subsidise travel expenses, admission fees and other expenses for participating in arts activities.

  • Activity allowance is provided to
    • all nominated students from special schools.
    • Nominated students who are eligible for "Comprehensive Social Security Assiatance (CSSA) Scheme" or "Working Family Allowance Scheme" (Low-income Working Family Allowance Scheme) can apply for a $500 activity allowance. Eligible students should submit the relevant supporting documents together with the nomination form. 
    • Students who are solely eligible for School Textbook Assistance Scheme (Full grant/ Half grant), Student Travel Subsidy or Subsidy Scheme for Internet Access Charges are not qualified for the allowance. 
  • Subsidy will be disbursed by crossed cheque upon students' completion of the core arts activities and the nominating teacher has confirmed the fulfilment of pledges on promoting arts in school by the end of academic year.


Nominating Procedures


Open for nomination - November 2020

Registered primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, including government schools, government subsidised schools, private schools, international schools and special schools, are eligible for participation. Each school is allowed to nominate TWO students to be the arts ambassador.


Method of Nomination and Criteria

The nominated students may be accomplished in either one or more disciplines of the arts: literary arts, music, visual arts, film and media arts, dance, xiqu, drama, according to the following criteria set forth by the HKADC.

The nominees should:

  • Possess artistic talent and creativity
  • Show active participation in arts activities both inside and outside the school
  • Fully utilise artistic creativity and passion to serve people and society
  • Take the initiative to promote and share the joy of art

Note: A student, who had been nominated as the arts ambassador before, cannot be nominated again by the same school.


Deadline for nomination - 13 January 2021

The nomination process has gone online starting from this year. The school must input the data and upload the documents via our online system before the deadline.

Click here to nominate


Confirmation of the ambassadors’ list - February 2021

Each school is allowed to nominate TWO students. Information will be verified by HKADC but no selection exercise will be carried out.


Activities Preview


Fabulous arts activities - February to July 2021 (Compulsory)

Ambassadors are required to take part in the following comprehensive arts activities to develop creativity and new perspectives.

  • Creative+ Arts Camp

The Creative+ Arts Camp is a full day programme to lead students into the world of artists’ work, to understand the arts creation process and the interaction of arts elements through lively and interesting activities. Students will take part in arts appreciation, arts creation activities and interactive sharing sessions.

  • AAiSS Finale Exhibition & Showcase (Tentative Name) 

An array of activities will be held during summer holiday, allowing arts ambassadors to experience the joy of arts creation with friends.


Other Activities

Arts ambassadors are encouraged to participate in the following activities. They may also invite fellow students to join individual activities.

  • Art Enhancement Course 2021

The 3-6 months course encourages arts ambassadors to develop their interests and gain more in-depth knowledge of the art form through theories and practices. 

  • Arts Go Live! – Online Interactive Platform

A series of online activities and online exchanges with artists allow arts ambassadors to explore the fun of different art forms at home.

  • Video Creation & Exchange Programme

With the theme of documentary,  ambassadors are welcomed to form a school team to participate. Artists will be invited to share the techniques of video shooting and editing.


Conditions of Application


Participating schools must adhere to all rules and regulations set out by the HKADC:

  • Nominees are not required to submit proofs of awards or copies of certificates with their applications;
  • All materials submitted are non-returnable;
  • The HKADC reserves the right to accept, refuse or reject any nomination and to change the terms and contents of the scheme. The decision of HKADC as to who the awardees are shall be final and binding on all participants.
  • School must notify the HKADC in advance, in writing, if the student is unable to attend the activities.