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Third Culture Comes to HK19-5-15

What is Third Culture?

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Wanted: Guest Bloggers!12-1-15

Got something to say about Hong Kong's art scene? Want to share your opinions on HKELD?

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Hong Kong Artists Bring the Arts to Kids in Need21-11-14

Art can be beneficial for any child but can be of great service to kids with learning disabilities and special needs. Special education and art integration have proven to be beneficial on many levels for special needs students. Art helps special needs kids in their self-expression, life skills, literacy and coordination. Art is a great way for special needs kids to find success in life. By understanding the benefits of integrating special education with art, parents and educators can find inspiration to introduce art into their school’s curriculum.

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Under Construction5-11-14

You might have noticed HKELD is going through some changes today. Your favorite art blog is having a bit of a face-lift based on the feedback you sent us through audience feedback over the summer. (Of course, the survey is still open and we'd love to hear from you!)

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Speaking this week at AWE!31-10-14

You can catch our editor this weekend in Kota Kinabula as a speaker at AWE. AWE stands for Asian Women's Empowerment and was a conference started last year by Jiyeon Juno Kim, the blogstress and mastermind of travel blog empire, Runaway Juno.

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Want to Join the Critic's Panel?28-10-14

Due to an increase demand for reviews over the next 6 weeks HKELD will be adding one more slot to their critic's panel in fall of 2014. We are looking for an art loving, opinionated person to fill the slot. Most members of the critic's panel are artists, but this is not a requirement of the position. Writers are not traditionally compensated for their work but get valuable writing experience, free tickets to shows, and a reference for their resume.

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Producing a Show 1013-7-14

Questions we are often asked go usually like this... Newbie: "I have this idea for a show! Can you give me advice on how I can do it?" Me: "Well, it takes money, patience and hard work." Newbie: "Is there like a website with all the answers?" Me: "Well, no... Just book your venue, pay for your rights, cast your show, rehearse it, sell tickets, put it on." Newbie: "But how do you do that?!" Oy... *facepalm*

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#HKCLS14- Post Event Thoughts6-6-14

The past two days I've been buried deep in the world of arts admin for Hong Kong. It's a very stressful job, not nearly as fun as being creative and I realized that these arts administrators in HK need a lot more credit than they are given. The Hong Kong Cultural Leadership Summit was a very informative event that centered around one topic: The branding of Hong Kong through the arts. This automatically put a lot of the artists on edge at the conference because branding and the arts don't necessarily go hand in hand in their eyes. For me, the purpose of the conference's theme was to talk about how we can brand Hong Kong as an art hub. People travel here for fashion, travel, food and even baby formula... How can we increase arts tourism in HK from the pitiful 1% in 2013 to the higher levels of 10% that Singapore has and 12% that Japan has?

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City 2 City: SG 2 HK26-5-14

Last week I took a trip to Singapore with a few artistically inclined friends to check out their Shakespeare in the Park and the local art scene. I had the pleasure of talking with local artists and taking some time to observe their museums, art galleries and theatre scene. Singapore and Hong Kong's cultural scenes are often compared against each other: they are both former colonies, they both use English as a national language, they both have large Chinese populations, they're both territories with dense urban areas... but that's where the similarities stop. I discovered some key differences between Singapore and Hong Kong's cultural scenes that we should take note of.

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Art and Charity21-2-14

Art and charity often go hand in hand in this town. You often see shows where people are giving sections of their profits to charity or holding charity concerts with local talent. Doing something good with your art is an important part of being an artist. Here are some great examples of charity and art blending in town...

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