ABOUT HONG KONG CULTURE FESTIVAL (HKCF)

Hong Kong is a repository traditional Chinese culture and cultural bridge between East and West. Organised by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society Limited with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Culture Festival is a celebration of Hong Kong’s unique cultural heritage. It is to date the only comprehensive arts and cultural festival dedicated to traditional culture and intangible cultural heritage. Its programme covers five main areas: Intangible Cultural Heritage Mart, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Classic Films Retrospective, and Education. The Festival is working to inject vitality into traditional art forms at a time of unprecedented public awareness, but also rapid cultural loss, by collaborating with local cultural groups and educational institutions.

MISSION STATEMENT

Hong Kong Culture Festival’s mission is to preserve and revitalise intangible cultural heritage. Through organising a major annual festival we aim to raise public interest and encourage participation in traditional culture, particularly among youths. As an integrated platform for collaboration across different cultural fields, Hong Kong Culture Festival also aims to nurture creative talents and inject innovation into traditional culture.

Committee Members

Hong Kong Culture Festival

Founder

Hing CHAO

Liangyi Museum

Managing Director

Lynn FUNG

Hong Kong Gallery Association

President

Henrietta TSUI

Fung Ying Seen Koon

Curator

HUNG Siu Ling

Hakka Kung Fu Culture Research Society

Vice Chairman

WONG Pak Yan

The Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education

Associate Director

Patrick LAM Hak Chung

Hong Kong Xiqu Troupe

Founder

KO Yun Hung

Artist

LEE Chi Ching

Faculty of Architecture, HKU

Academic Director

Anderson LEE

Advisor

CUHK Chinese Classical Learning Centre

Supervisor

TANG Lap Kwong

Salon Films

Chairman

Fred WANG Cheung Yue

Modern Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Former Associate Dean

Tom BROWN

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Chair Professor of Media Art

Jeffrey SHAW

About ICH Earthpulse Society

Earthpulse Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Mr. Hing Chao in 2009, is dedicated to preserving and revitalising Chinese cultural heritage. The Society, with support from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department – Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, organized the first edition of Hong Kong Culture Festival in Sep and Oct 2015. The festival was the first in its kind for local cultural survival and re-vitalising the traditions in the contemporary Hong Kong society.  The name of the society changed to Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society in early 2016.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Preserve and Protect ICH and traditional arts in Hong Kong;

  • Generate greater public awareness of ICH and traditional arts, especially among the younger generations;

  • Build a platform for exchange on initiatives pertinent to the preservation of ICH, between Hong Kong, China, Korea and the international community;

  • Engage the community, media and academic institutions in a longer-term strategic plan for safeguarding and revitalizing ICH.