Upcoming Public Lectures
Cultural Placemaking and Audience Building for Performing Arts Venues
How can we connect with the audience and create cultural experience in the post-pandemic era? This question is extremely important for the sustainable operations of art and culture centers, organizations, and groups as well as individual artists. The talk will discuss how art and culture centers satisfy the public’s needs for art, learning, and recreation in the post-Covid era by taking Kaohsiung as an example, to look at how art and culture centers connect with locals outside of performances and how they comprehensively make themselves into local anchor points and establish a sense of identity with people to generate a symbiotic relationship between the art ecosystem and the public, spurring local development and benefiting the community as much as possible.
About the speaker:
Raymond WONG graduated with an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Enterprises from the University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins) and a B.Sc. in European Studies from the Hong Kong Baptist University. He serves in performing arts for more than 20 years as producer of national and international programmes, marketer, facilitator of cultural exchange projects and manager at venues and arts organizations. He joined the City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong from 2006 and served as Managing Director from 2014 to 2021. He was appointed as Deputy General Director of National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) in 2021, to oversee branding, audience engagement and visitor experience.
Date: 15 Mar 2024 (Friday)
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Yasumoto International Academic Park LT9, CUHK