Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF)



HKAF, launched in 1973, is a major international arts festival committed to enriching the life of the city by presenting about 140 performances and over 250 PLUS and educational events in February and March every year.


HKAF is a non-profit organisation. The estimated budget for the HKAF in 2015 is over HK$112 million, with just under 30% coming from government funding, around 40% from the box office, and over 30% from sponsorships and donations from corporations, individuals, and charitable foundations.


HKAF presents top international artists and ensembles, such as Cecilia Bartoli, José Carreras, Yo-Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sylvie Guillem, Kevin Spacey, Robert Wilson, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre, Bavarian State Opera, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Zingaro, Royal Shakespeare Company, Berliner Ensemble, and National Theatre of China.


HKAF actively promotes Hong Kong’s own creative talents and emerging artists, and commissions, produces and publishes new works in theatre, chamber opera, music and contemporary dance, many with successful subsequent runs in Hong Kong and overseas.


HKAF invests in arts education for young people. In the past 23 years, our Young Friends has reached about 700,000 secondary and tertiary school students in Hong Kong. A variety of arts education projects targeted at primary, secondary, and tertiary school students has been launched in recent years. Donations to the Student Ticket Scheme also make available more than 8,500 half-price student tickets each year.


HKAF organises a diverse range of Festival PLUS activities in community locations each year to enhance the engagement between artists and audiences. These include lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, workshops, symposia, backstage visits, exhibitions, meet-the-artist sessions, and guided tours.


For sponsorship opportunities and donation details of the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival, please contact the Development Department.


Email: dev@hkaf.org
Direct Lines: (852) 2828 4910/11/12
Website: www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/support-us