About ADC

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Established in 1995, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) is a statutory body set up by the Government to plan, promote and support the broad development of art including dance, drama, literary, music, xiqu, visual arts, film and media arts as well as arts education, arts criticism and arts administration in Hong Kong.

As the bridge between the Government, arts sector and the public, the ADC is committed to the following development strategies:

  • Developing Hong Kong into an arts and cultural hub in Asia
  • Establishing platforms to assist arts groups in reaching out
  • Promoting the development of arts education
  • Exploring community resources and rally community-wide support for arts development
  • Raising the professional standard of the arts industry
  • Providing greater support to the arts community

The ADC has been presenting the magnificent works of Hong Kong artists in the Venice Biennale in the name of Hong Kong, China since 2001. The total number of visitors of the past four exhibitions amounts to 200,000.