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Mega Arts and Cultural Events Fund open for applications
     The Mega Arts and Cultural Events (ACE) Fund is open for applications starting today (April 19). 
     The Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau launched the Pilot Scheme for the Mega ACE Fund at end 2022 to accept applications for mega arts and cultural events to be held in 2023 while the Mega ACE Committee was being set up. Among the approved events, Art Basel Hong Kong 2023 and Art Central 2023 were smoothly held in late March, attracting attendance figures of 86 000 and 40 000 respectively.
     The Mega ACE Fund aims to attract and support international and large-scale arts and cultural events to be held in Hong Kong. It targets mega arts and cultural events organised by the private sector or non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong, with a view to developing Hong Kong into an arts and cultural metropolis, providing opportunities for the arts and cultural sector to flourish, as well as fostering Hong Kong's development as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange. The arts and cultural mega events should be able to attract mass public interest in Hong Kong and/or from overseas; facilitate the development of Hong Kong into an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange and a destination for tourists worldwide, as well as the development of arts and cultural sectors and creative industries; contribute to the industry-building of arts, cultural and creative industries, and enhance the ecosystem for arts and cultural sectors, and creative industries. When assessing the applications, the Government will consider the event management capacity and ability of the applicants and project teams, including technical feasibility and financial planning.
     For more information and the application form, please visit www.cstb.gov.hk/en/councils-boards-and-committees/mega-arts-and-cultural-events-committee.html.
Ends/Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:00
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