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Appointments to Programme and Development Committee
     The Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau announced today (November 1) appointments to the Programme and Development Committee (PDC) and its six Art Form Sub-committees (AFSCs), namely Music, Dance and Multi-Arts, Theatre, Chinese Traditional Performing Arts, Community, and Festivals. All appointments are for a two-year term up to October 31, 2024. 

     ‚ÄčEstablished in 2006, the PDC and its six Art Form Panels (AFPs) (now renamed as AFSCs) comprise members of different backgrounds with a great wealth of professional expertise and relevant experience. The PDC and its six AFSCs advise the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) on programme strategies, plans, resource allocation and the support for budding and small-scale performing arts groups.

     ‚ÄčA spokesman for the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau thanked the outgoing Dance and Multi-Arts Panel Chairperson, Ms Angel Hang Cam-tho; the outgoing Community Panel Chairperson, Mr Tsang Kee-kung; the outgoing PDC members, Dr Shelby Chan Kar-yan and Mr Kevin Wong Kin-wang; and the 10 outgoing AFP members, namely Professor Chow Yiu-fai, Ms Fung Wai-hang, Mr Elbe Lau Kan-yui, Mr Weigo Lee Kwok-wai, Professor Li Siu-leung, Mr Liu Kwok-sum, Mr Ng Cheuk-yin, Mr Yang Yun-tao, Dr Yang Yusi and Mr Wu Hoi-fai, for their ardent support and invaluable contributions in the past years, and looked forward to the new PDC and its AFSCs offering valuable advice on the performing arts programme plans and their implementation.

     The membership list and terms of reference of the PDC are as follows:

Mr Tam Wing-pong

Professor Winton Au Wing-tung
Mr Chan Ching-kan
Mr Terence Chang Thomp-kwan
Ms Amanda Cheung
Ms Margaret Cheung Kwok-wing
Mr Chiu Tsang-hei
Ms Icy Lai Yin-ting
Ms Stella Lau Yin-ling
Professor Johnny Poon Ming-lun
Mr Seto Yok
Mr Hanjin Tan
Mr Tsang Man-tung
Mr Desmond Yip Koon-shing
Mr Chris Ip Ngo-tung (Ex-officio Member, Chairperson of Committee on Venue Partnership)

Terms of Reference

     To advise the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services on the strategies on performing arts programmes: 
  • The consideration of long-term programme presentation strategies such as:
     - AFSCs' proposals on development strategies in support of budding and small-scale performing arts groups;
     - Proportion of local and visiting programmes; and
     - Venue-based programming and decentralisation of programmes;
  • The consideration and endorsement of the LCSD's annual programme strategies/directions, resource allocation and programme plans;
  • The review progress of the implementation of the annual programme plans; and
  • The interface with the Committee on Venue Partnership.

     The membership lists and terms of reference of the six AFSCs are in the Annex.
Ends/Tuesday, November 1, 2022
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