Theatre as Community Enterprise -

KB Chan

Abstract


In this paper, Chan uses the Hong Kong experience to illustrate how the city's arts industry is developed by giving a brief account of the history of traditional Chinese theatre, centenary development of modern theatre in China and Hong Kong, the government's efforts in the provision of cultural and community venue facilities, funding support for professional companies and arts educational programs, as well as the role and commitment of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre to the local community. There is also information about the city's recent curriculum reform for development of young audiences. Finally Chan introduces the entrepreneurial West Kowloon Cultural District project to help provide an understanding of the policies and visions of Hong Kong in developing itself into an international cultural metropolis known for its openness and pluralism.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management; ISSN 1449-1184
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