A platform for arts professionals to exchange ideas and foster artistic dialogue

To strengthen the global network of arts institutions and practitioners in the region and beyond, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) hosts the Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo (HKPAX, pronounced as “Hong-Kong-pax”) from 14 to 18 October 2024, presenting Expo Programmes, International Showcases, Pitch Sessions, Talks, Exhibition and Networking Activities to encourage interaction and promote exchange among arts professionals from China including Hong Kong and around the globe.

HKPAX embodies the city’s passion in fostering cultural exchange and the fully developed ecology of creative industries both locally and regionally. Its manifest goals include bringing arts professionals from China and worldwide together in Hong Kong to experience the city’s unique culture and thriving performing arts landscape; conferring and connecting with performing arts practitioners far and wide and building sustainable relationships. We believe this platform fosters the understanding of different cultures, further inspiring creativity and encouraging potential collaboration.

The “X” symbol of the HKPAX logo exemplifies how people hailing from different cultures can converge and intersect, exploring collaborations and exchanging a wide spectrum of creative ideas. We specifically believe that “Xplore” (Explore), “Xperience” (Experience), “Xpress” (Express), “Xhibit” (Exhibit), “Xchange” (Exchange) should be the HKPAX’s key attributes. Meanwhile, the HKPAX follows the tenet of “Act and Interact”. We hope that Hong Kong can serve as a gateway for the world to act upon and explore Chinese and Asian cultures, thus stimulating deeper engagements in cross-cultural exchange.

Between 14 and 18 October 2024, a series of amazing performances and related events will be held at the HKPAX, facilitating networking and collaborations.

Most of these events will be hosted in the West Kowloon Cultural District, a burgeoning arts hub with performance venues, museums, green spaces and dining establishments, not to mention a waterfront promenade to enjoy the sea breeze. Other venues include the city’s prestigious theatres and exhibition sites, including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tai Kwun, Asia Society Hong Kong and Hong Kong Arts Centre. Also offered is an optional tour to Guangzhou and Shenzhen—two major cities in the Greater Bay Area shaping China’s arts scene. Arts lovers can visit the theatres, mingle with the artists across the border and feel the cultural ambience.

Great opportunities await you. Gear up and pack your bag for the performing arts season in our culturally diversified city!