Anti-epidemic Think Tank for Dance Practitioners Online Symposium (Part 2)
Convener: CCDC

Arts branding and entrepreneurship in challenging times

The recent global epidemic has hugely affected the performing arts industry as never before. CCDC invites top international scholars and art managers to share their insights on art branding, leadership and entrepreneurship with the performing arts producers in Asia, and explore new directions in difficult situations with arts practitioners.

Moderator: Raymond Wong (Managing Director, CCDC)


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Arts and Culture Branding and Advocacy 30/3/2020 (Mon) 21:00-22:30

Performing Arts Entrepreneurship 31/3/2020 (Tue) 21:00-22:30


Arts and Culture Branding and Advocacy      Register Now
30/3/2020 (Mon) 21:00-22:30

Speaker: Professor Francois Colbert (Canada)
Conducted in English with Cantonese and Mandarin Simultaneous translations

Performances and activities were forced to be cancelled under the epidemic. How can arts and culture maintain their functions in society through effective branding practice? How can the arts be widely recognized by all walks of life, so that they are willing to help the artists during economic downturn? Internationally renowned art management scholar Professor Colbert shares the key elements by taking Quebec as an example and analyses the current situation with the practitioners.

Professor Francois Colbert

Professor Colbert has been active in the field of cultural and art management in the past forty years, particularly in performing arts, museum, and film sector. He is a past or present member of more than 30 cultural institutions and was awarded the Order of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and Diamond Jubilee Medal for his many achievements and for his unique contributions in developing the field of arts management. As the Chairman of the International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management, He has given numerous training and professional development seminars in arts management, with a focus on the field of marketing management in a cultural context. In 1988, Professor Colbert founded the Master of Management Programme in Cultural Institutions at the HEC Montreal in Canada. He taught marketing culture and the arts, and appointed as course leader of the Master of Management in International Arts Management in collaboration between the HEC Montreal, Southern Methodist University Texas, and Bocconi School of Management in Italy.


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31/3/2020 (Tue) 21:00-22:30

Speaker: Janine Dijkmeijer (Netherlands)

Conducted in English with Cantonese and Mandarin Simultaneous translations 

With the drastic cut of arts funding in Europe in the past few years, how could companies draw public support through fundraising or new business opportunities? How can new partnership and collaboration be established to start a new arts venture? Ms. Dijkmeijer will share her experience in founding a dance film festival Cinedans as well as the business leadership of internationally renowned performing arts organizations such as the Netherland Dance Theatre and the Dutch National Ballet.

Janine Dijkmeijer 

Janine Dijkmeijer currently works as a consultant, mentor, and interim manager within the cultural sector. After a career as a professional dancer, she led several performing arts organizations including Cinedans, dance film festival in 2003. She then became the Business Leader at the Dutch National Ballet, and then the Managing Director and CEO of the Nederland Dance Theater from 2014 to 2019. Dijkmeijer has a broad interest in art, culture, and entrepreneurship. She is known for building a strong network using efficient management skills and a positive, creative approach, and is attentive to sustainable financial health as she is proactively looking for new financing options to continue investing in the development of the arts.


More to announced. Stay Tuned!


In response to the current situation in Hong Kong, City Contemporary Dance Company Limited is offering complimentary online symposium.
Terms and conditions are as follows:
1/ Attendance is on a purely voluntary basis. All who attend the symposium do so at their own risk and must take their condition and ability into account beforehand. CCDC is not liable for any injuries or illnesses sustained from or during the symposium.
2/ Participants should prepare required equipment, a stable Internet connection and download the video software/application before symposium. CCDC is not responsible for any issues relating to the software and participants should read all descriptions and understand related risks. 
3/ CCDC reserves the right to photograph or record any aspects of the symposium for promotional purposes. 
4/ Any opinion expressed on the symposium does not necessarily reflect the opinion of CCDC. CCDC will not be held liable for any statements made by symposium.
5/ CCDC reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes.
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