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Hong Kong Fellowship Program

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The 2019 Hong Kong Fellowship Program application period is now open.

Important Dates

Deadline: August 10, 2018, 17:00 (Hong Kong Time)
Notification of Status: late October
2019 Program Dates: January 7 - 10, 2019


The Hong Kong Fellowship Program provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to one mid-career leader from Hong Kong's performing arts community. Participant joins the ISPA membership and attends the ISPA Congress where he/she engages in the development and exchange of ideas with leaders from some of the world's most significant arts organizations, increase their industry knowledge and resources through educational opportunities, and share their experience with their communities.

Application Process

Notification of Status
2019 Program Dates
2020 Program Dates
2021 Program Dates

June 29, 2018
August 10, 2018
late October
January 7-10, 2019
January 13-16, 2020
January 11-14, 2021

To apply to the Hong Kong Fellowship Program, please download and review the application instructions and submit the online application form. Applications will be assessed by the representative(s) of ISPA, the Council members, arts advisors, examiners/assessors and consultants of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC).

*Note: The application deadline will not be extended, and paper, late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. ISPA welcomes all eligible applications.


In 2019, Fellows receive:

  • One-year (2019) ISPA membership with access to all member benefits  
  • Full Pass registration to the New York 2019 ISPA Congress (January 8 - 10, 2019), including a one-day Seminar prior to the Congress (January 7, 2019)
  • A fellowship of 4,655 USD, of which a bursary of up to 2,875 USD will be set aside as subsistence allowance to cover the Fellow’s cost of living such as transportation, accommodation and meals related to attending the Congress. The aforesaid subsistence allowance will be dispersed by ISPA.

Pending a successful review, Fellow are eligible to participate for up to two additional years and receive similar benefits as listed for year one of the program.


The Hong Kong Fellowship Program seeks to engage mid-career leaders within the performing arts sector in Hong Kong.

Applicants must:

  • Be permanent residents of Hong Kong by the application deadline
  • Be currently working in the performing arts
  • Have a minimum of five years professional experience in the performing arts by the application deadline
  • Have the ability to attend and fully participate in ISPA for the next three years
  • Have not received an ISPA Fellowship in the past
  • Demonstrate commitment and aspiration to the Hong Kong arts development
  • Fulfill any other language, health and immigration requirements applicable for attending the Congresses in the USA


There is no fee to submit an ISPA Fellowship application.

ISPA would like to thank the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for funding the program and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) for making this program possible.


Questions? Contact Nora Fleury at or 1 212 206 8490 x201.

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