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JK & Ingrid Lee Foundation Creative Project Fund

Call for Social Inclusion Projects

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is committed to enhancing an inclusive society for everyone to enjoy performing arts equally. Our endeavour is recognised and supported by a vast community. The recent launch of the JK & Ingrid Lee Foundation Creative Project Fund is a good testimony.

The funding of HK$180,000 is provided for HKAPA students to develop creative projects which are able to fulfill the mission of “Arts for Everyone” and promote inclusiveness through the arts to build a caring society. Students enrolled in the Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree programmes in the Academy are welcome to submit their proposals, with HK$30,000 to $60,000 granted for each selected project. Students and faculty members showed great interest in this valuable offering, which demonstrated their pursuit to enhance social inclusion.

Application Deadline for submitting proposal is 15 Mar 2021 for Academic Year 2020/21, and 15 Oct 2021 for Academic Year 2021/22. Please view the Application Guidelines video to learn more:

Application Guidelines


Student Recruitment and Community Engagement Office

Tel: 2584 8703          Email:

Post Date: 8 Feb 2021

Arts Accessibility Workshops Foster Social Inclusion


Many culture and arts events were postponed due to the pandemic. In face of the challenge, the Academy continued to promote arts inclusion. Two online Arts Accessibility (AA) workshops were held by the Academy recently, in collaboration with Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK), the MoU partner of the Academy on 9 Dec 2020 and 13 Jan 2021.

Invited by the School of Dance, the first AA workshop was tailor made for Dance students. The School participated in the workshop held in 2019 with positive feedback from students and staff members. Students participated in the recent workshop also commented that it was a good opportunity to get exposed to and engaged in arts accessibility which inspired them to support the disabled to enjoy arts more creatively.

The second online workshop attracted over a hundred people to register, including students and faculty members of the Academy, arts practitioners, social workers, teachers, therapists, and students of other universities. With a participation rate of over 80%, the audience were actively engaged in the workshop and exchanged their ideas in the Q&A session enthusiastically.

At the end of the workshop, JK & Ingrid Lee Foundation Creative Project Fund was announced to encourage students of the Academy to create projects to promote social inclusion. Looking forward to more innovative ideas to come. 

The speaker Professor Lena Lee, Arts Specialist of ADAHK, introduced how to make effective audio description for a drawing.


Pre-show touch workshop of the Academy’s drama production was a good example to assist visually impaired people to understand the setting of a play.

Post Date: 18 Jan 2021

HKAPA Online Information Day 2020

A Dream-Come-True Place for Emerging Performing Artists

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Ranked the 1st in Asia and 7th in the world, The Academy is committed to offering professional and multidisciplinary performing arts education for youngsters, helping them become aspiring performing artists. Get to know more about its educational opportunities by joining the HKAPA Online Information Day 2020, which will be held on 17 October. The six Schools will host admission talks, student’s sharing sessions and a Q & A webinar, providing programme information and useful interview tips. Outstanding alumni and industry leaders will also share their views on the development and prospects of the industry.

To encourage more secondary school students with distinguished achievements in the performing arts to apply for admission to the Academy, the Academy will roll out the Principal’s Recommendation Scheme again this year and will increase the nomination quota to six per secondary school. Recommended students will enjoy a waiver of application fee and a guaranteed audition or interview.

Application for admission in 2021/22 will start on 5 October 2020. Don’t miss the valuable opportunity to study in the world-renowned institution, a place where young people with passion for the performing arts can thrive.

HKAPA Online Information Day 2020

Date: 17 October 2020 (Sat)

Time: 10am – 2pm


Post Date: 1 Oct 2020

Embark on the Creative Journey to be Young Friends of the Academy


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (the Academy) advocates the promotion of arts to the public, especially to the youth. The Academy launches the first-ever “Young Friends of the Academy” Programme. It is an arts education and audience development programme targeting secondary school students, for them to enroll as members and enjoy valuable opportunities of attending performances, rehearsals and workshops, as well as expert talks and backstage tours for free.

Students from local secondary schools are eligible to apply for Young Friends of the Academy membership. Please Register below and Join Us! Teachers are greatly encouraged to help form a group of students to join as Young Friends members. Please download the registration form below, and email to

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Staunch support from the community is also rendered by our supporting organisations offering benefits to our Young Friends members to grow their artistic strengths. The programme is delivered by the Student Recruitment and Community Engagement Office of HKAPA. Please stay connected with us along the creative journey of Young Friends of the Academy!

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Post Date: 6 July 2020

HKAPA Principal’s Recommendation Scheme for Talented Youth

Principal’s Recommendation Scheme

To encourage secondary school students who have distinguished achievement in performing arts to apply for the Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Principal’s Recommendation Scheme of the Academy was launched last year. Principals of local, ESF and private international schools in Hong Kong were invited to recommend talented students of their schools to pursue study in Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, or Theatre and Entertainment Arts in the Academy.

The Scheme received good response for 2020/21 admission. The students recommended had enjoyed the ex gratia arrangements including waiver of application fee and guaranteed interview of the major that they had selected.

Application for admission to the Academy’s Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes will generally start in Fall term every year.  Arrangement of the Scheme for 2021/22 admission will be announced in due course. Take this opportunity to help the gifted student to shine!

(Please contact the Registry at 2584 8330 or by email for enquiry.)

Post Date: 19 Mar 2020

The Academy Ranked 7th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject

QS Ranking

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts breaks into the top 10 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Sharing the same overall score of 83.7, the Academy is ranked 7th in the world, together with the renowned Curtis Institute of Music. Maintaining its first status in Asia, the Academy achieved better scores in both Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation this year.

To learn more about the academic programmes and study of the Academy, please visit here.

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Post Date: 4 Mar 2020