New Yale Program for Hong Kong Arts Leaders and Administrators

The Yale-China Association is pleased to announce a new leadership program bringing two HKETO-NY Arts Activators to Yale University during the 2019 spring semester.

Supported by a partnership with the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York, the Yale-China Arts Activators Fellowship seeks to develop the professional skills and experiences of two emerging leaders from Hong Kong’s arts and culture sector through a customized experience at Yale University and with industry professionals in New Haven. The Fellowship aims to stimulate Hong Kong’s emerging leaders through global partnerships between Hong Kong and U.S. arts collaborators.

The Fellowship has two objectives:

  1. Develop the professional skills and experiences of emerging leaders in artistic programming, presenting, producing, and curating
  2. Develop a network of global collaborators in the arts and cultural sector that will activate and empower Hong Kong’s own local talent and arts institutions.

Applications for the 2019 HKETO-NY Arts Activators positions are now welcome from candidates in the upward trajectory phase in their careers, with a primary focus on emerging professionals (3-5 years of experience preferred). Ideal candidates have demonstrated experiences in a producing, directing, curating, or presenting capacity and intend to continue their career in Hong Kong upon completion of the Fellowship.

One of Yale-China’s strategic objectives is to work with leaders in Hong Kong to develop programs and exchanges that will be effective and lasting. Through this program, HKETO-NY Arts Activators will return to Hong Kong with enhanced leadership skills, having accomplished the following:

  1. Will have built a network at Yale University’s professional arts schools and local community
  2. Will have collaborated with Yale-China Arts Fellows and other artists at Yale and in New Haven
  3. Will have produced a presentation about their experience and ideas for global partnerships to bring to Hong Kong

The ideal candidate has:

  • The background, interest, and demonstrated emerging leadership capacity in the arts industry, such as experiences in artistic direction, presenting, producing, curating, marketing, etc.
  • Familiarity with the arts districts and projects in Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Ability to articulate importance of bridging cultures
  • Flexibility to adapt in foreign or unexpected situations
  • Interest in collaboration

The deadline to apply to this pilot program is Saturday, September 15, 2018Applications are available for download at General questions may be directed to Program questions may be directed to

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About the Yale-China Association

The Yale-China Association (雅礼协会) inspires people to learn and serve together. Founded in 1901 by graduates of Yale University, it fosters long-term relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in China and the United States. Please visit our website (, follow us on twitter (@YaleChina) or visit us on Facebook.


About the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (“The Office”)

Representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Office (香港駐紐約經濟貿易辦事處) aims to promote and strengthen the business and cultural links between Hong Kong and the 31 eastern states of the USA. Visit our website (, follow us on Facebook (Hong Kong Meets America) and Instagram (@HongKongMeetsAmerica).