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Is Art Investment Bad?24-3-16

It's shocking to hear these words this weekend. Art Basel and several art fairs have opened in Hong Kong; bringing with them thousands of art collectors and big bucks to spend.

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Would PWYW Pricing Work in HK's Art Scene?25-2-16

Pay what you want (or commonly known as PWYW) is a pricing strategy where buyers pay their desired amount for a given commodity, sometimes including zero. In some cases, a minimum (floor) price may be set, and/or a suggested price may be indicated as guidance for the buyer.

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Super Saver Saturday 4: Saving Money on Tickets23-2-16

A lot of questions people ask me when I meet them for the first time is about how I budget to see all the theatre I do. I'm an unusual person. I see a 3-4 shows a month, on average. I was doing this before I had this awesome job (and received press passes). Budgeting for this was always a bit of a challenge but completely doable. There is a way to see a lot of art and save money while doing it.

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Super Saver Saturday 3: Money Saving Tips for Producers2-8-14

I may not be an expert in all things finance but there is one thing I'm good at - putting on a show for cheap.

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Super Saver Saturday 2: Smart Mama- Smart Concepts12-7-14

We had the pleasure of having a copy of the Smart Mama book delivered to the HKELD team a couple weeks ago. The people at Smart Concepts must know that the HKELD reader is always looking to save a dollar and loves a discount. It's quite an interesting concept for a book. It's essentially a very high-end coupon book. I'm a big fan of coupons, I grew up clipping them in the States and was a bit bummed to find out they don't have the practice in HK. Who doesn't love saving 75 cents on a bottle of laundry detergent? With this book you purchase it for 788HKD and it provides you with over 250,000HKD in savings from 300 various retailers. These retailers are anything from food and drink providers, to photographers, to spas and beauty salons and many other service providers.

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Super Saver Saturday5-7-14

I was speaking the other day to one of HKELD's fans about living as a starving artist in HK. He's recently had a second baby and so is now dealing with feeding another mouth; he wanted advice on how to save money in Hong Kong as an artist. It got me thinking...money troubles are an issue for almost every artist I know. So, let's make articles about saving money in Hong Kong a regular thing. We're gonna call this series...Super Saver Saturday! Every Saturday over the summer, I or someone from the HKELD staff will write an article about saving money in Hong Kong. The more that we all save, the more money we can spend on our art.

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Podcast Questions: Money!19-3-13

This week's podcast is all about money. Venues, props, costumes, ad budgets, sets, etc... Being involved in the arts can cost a lot. We want to hear our guests' money saving tips!

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