HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Friday welcomed the opening up of the China National Arts Fund to applications from arts institutions and practitioners in the HKSAR for the first time.
The statement from the government came after the Council of the China National Arts Fund announced earlier on the day the opening up of the 2022 fund to applications from the HKSAR and Macao SARs.
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Eligible arts institutions and practitioners may submit applications via the website of the China National Arts Fund from July to September this year.
The National 14th Five-Year Plan promulgated in March this year included the support for the HKSAR to develop into an arts and culture exchange hub of China and the rest of the world. The opening up of the China National Arts Fund to applications from the HKSAR is a testimony to the nation's care for the development of the arts and culture sector and arts talents in the HKSAR. It also provides them with a wider scope of development, the HKSAR government said in the statement.
“The HKSAR government has been attaching much emphasis to nurturing local arts and culture talents and will continue to assist the arts and culture sector to seize the opportunities offered by the National 14th Five-Year Plan,” the government said.
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