Artists Development Fund

Artists Development Fund

The Artists Development Fund is part of West Kowloon’s commitment to nurturing emerging artists and creating a pipeline of talents to shape a sustainable future for performing arts in Hong Kong and Asia.

Nurture the next generation of artists

We are proud to have established the Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, the first resident Cantonese opera troupe in Hong Kong, which provides early-career artists with regular performance opportunities, mentoring and professional development support.

Our resident Freespace Ensemble draws together some of the brightest talents in Hong Kong, enabling musicians to collaborate and experiment, challenge the boundaries of their art form, and introduce new possibilities for the creation and enjoyment of music. You can find them performing regularly at Freespace.

Your support is crucial to paving the way for Hong Kong performing artists to show what Hong Kong can offer to the world.

Online Donation

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Tea House Rising Stars Troupe

To ensure the longevity of Xiqu and to continue to innovate, we need to continue to provide emerging Cantonese Opera artists with platforms to perform, resources and opportunities for them to pursue their ambitions.

The Troupe works to support early-career artists, offering them regular performance opportunities, ensuring that they are physically and emotionally equipped for the journey, and to provide artistic development support to enrich their practice.

Support from private individuals can further our efforts to create a sustainable environment for local talents to grow and allow West Kowloon to commit to the long-term development of Cantonese Opera.

Giving Categories

            Giving Categories

             Amount per year

             HKD500,000+ (Premier Circle)

             HKD250,000 (Trailblazer)

             HKD100,000 (Innovator)

             HKD50,000 (Advocate)

             HKD10,000 (Associate)

             HKD5,000 (Supporter)

             Below HKD5,000 (Donor)

Target Participants:
Local primary-school teachers and students

Participating primary schools and selected communities in Hong Kong

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our Donation Funds, please contact us at

The world has changed in the past 12 months, but our mission remains the same. Your gifts provide crucial support for us to continue to bring dazzling world-class performances to you, invest in and nurture talents, and connect with people through performing arts at a time when social engagement is limited.

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The West Kowloon Cultural District is a place not only for artists, but also a ‘Place for Everyone’ – from kids to elderlies, from residents to visitors – it requires year-round funding to sustain all our art-related programmes to see it grow, flourish and thrive as a vibrant community. ​
West Kowloon Cultural District Foundation
Address: 9/F., WKCDA Tower, West Kowloon Cultural District, No. 8 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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