Co-presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association, "Close the Loop" arts administration mentorship program aims to provide practicing artists in Hong Kong the opportunity to learn from a well-established arts administration mentor on one-on-one basis. Open for application at the beginning of 2012, seasoned arts administrators provided successful applicants guidance and problem solving techniques on the following areas:
- budget management
- legal and contractual requirements
- team set up
- timeline management
- program positioning, marketing and publicity
- sponsorship and collaboration
- communication skills
- report writing
The mentor shared perspectives to broaden the artist's vision, enhancing his/her decision-making ability and problem-solving skills.
The successful applicants in 2012 are Mayson Tong Wai Chun and Rita Kwong Lai Yin. Their mentors are respectively Anthea Chan and Fong King Sang. Maysons production is scheduled for Aug 2012 and Rita's Oct 2012.