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Nineteen valid nominations received for HKADC Nomination Exercise
     The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) announced today (September 18) that 19 candidates have been duly nominated for the exercise of the Nomination of Representatives of Arts Interests for the HKADC in 2019 (the Nomination Exercise).
     Candidates in the arts interests of Arts Administration, Arts Criticism and Dance were returned uncontested in the Nomination Exercise. Eligible voters may vote to return the representatives for the remaining seven arts interests, namely Arts Education, Drama, Film Arts, Literary Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Chinese Opera (Xiqu) for the Chief Executive's consideration of appointment as members of the HKADC for the next term.
     Candidates for the respective arts interests are listed in the Annex.
     To enable voters to learn more about the candidates of the seven contested arts interests, the Nomination Agent - Tri-Leaves Promotion Limited - appointed by the HKADC will hold a candidate forum on October 5 (Saturday) from 1pm to 5.20pm at Mong Kok Community Hall, L2, Mong Kok Complex, 557 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok. At the forum, candidates of the seven contested arts interests will present their platforms and answer questions from voters.
     Polling is scheduled for October 20 and 21. In line with past practice, cross-arts interest voting will enable voters from the 10 arts interests to cast votes for candidates standing for nomination in the seven contested arts interests. A list of the nominated representatives will be submitted to the Chief Executive for consideration of appointment to the HKADC for the next term commencing on January 1, 2020.
     The Nomination Agent will send letters containing candidates' platforms of the seven contested arts interests to all voters next week. The candidates' platforms can also be downloaded from the website: www.voteforhkadc2019.hk.
     The HKADC is a statutory body set up to promote the development of arts in Hong Kong. The term of office of its current members, including representatives of 10 arts interests, will expire on December 31, 2019. The HKADC is conducting the Nomination Exercise to nominate representatives of arts interests for the Chief Executive's consideration for appointment as members of the HKADC for the next term.
Ends/Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Issued at HKT 19:00
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