Arts Innovation

    Arts Innovation | Policy Research Series

    03/28/2018 - 14:30

    Arts Innovation Research Series II – Celebrating the Inclusive Power of Arts

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    This report is a pioneering effort that acknowledges and calls attention to the inclusive power of arts in Hong Kong. We believe arts participation and creative engagement are particularly beneficial to the wellbeing of certain demographics, namely the elderly (including those with dementia), ex-offenders, at-risk youths, ethnic minorities, and the disabled (including those with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and specific learning difficulties (SpLD)).
     
    We propose for a more concerted government effort in making arts a solution for health and wellbeing when fostering a more inclusive society. We recommend the adoption of the arts more resourcefully to nurture a healthy, vibrant and inclusive community, through a more resourceful mobilisation of arts therapists in health and social welfare sectors to reinforce medical-social collaboration, a sustained funding mechanism for arts projects with demonstrable social impact, and an innovative concept of “social prescribing” that allows patients to better access arts therapy and other activities of creative engagement within the community. 


    2016-11-24
    Arts Innovation | Policy Research Series

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    Our Hong Kong Foundation has published the first Arts Innovation Research Report, entitled ‘Unleashing our museums, Reforms toward a new governance model’. The research report argues that the full potential of Hong Kong’s museums can only be unleashed under a publicly-funded, autonomously managed governance model. It proposes that legislation be enacted to establish a statutory Museums Board to enliven the museums scene and increase Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a cultural hub.

    A vibrant museum sector is indispensable for a world-class city like Hong Kong. OHKF hopes that reforms of the governance model of our public museums would breathe new energy into the sector, for the benefit of the general public.

    Aside from museum governance, the Arts Innovation research series will also cover various topical issues, encompassing the visual arts, performing arts and popular culture, in an attempt to find new paths for the long-term development of Hong Kong.