Dr Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, Ms Ada Wong Ying-kay and Mr Adam Wong Sau-ping discuss creative arts and culture at Distinguished Leaders Dialogue
Lingnan University organised the Distinguished Leaders Dialogue Series — Dialogue on Creative Arts and Culture on 17 April. The dialogue series is a major celebratory event for the 50th Anniversary of the University’s re-establishment in Hong Kong.
Dr Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, Chairman of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Ms Ada Wong Ying-kay, Founder and Director of Make A Difference Institute and Mr Adam Wong Sau-ping, film director were invited as panelists for the dialogue, and Professor Michelle Huang Ying-ling, Assistant Professor of the Department of Visual Studies of Lingnan University was the dialogue’s facilitator.
Art and culture is the soul of every city – it not only nurtures the spiritual life of the citizens, but also creates business opportunities within society at large. In recent years, the wide-ranging social benefits art brings and its positive impact have been evident in many places. For a city to develop its own arts and culture scene, it requires the participation of all. Collaboration between government, business, the arts community and other stakeholders is essential.
In the dialogue, panelists shared ideas and thoughts with all those concerned about developing a creative culture and the arts, such as what role should stakeholders take in promoting creative arts and culture, whether the focus of development be “globalised”, “localised” or can the two work in parallel, how should the influences of East and West be combined, how to initiate arts education and cultivate appreciation given Hong Kong’s exam-oriented education system and parental expectations of instant benefits, and how will Artificial Intelligence affect the future development of the creative industries.