Ignition Scheme: Artist-in-Residence 3.0

Ignition Scheme: Artist-in-Residence 3.0

Partnering Organization

Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK)
(with matching fund from Hong Kong Arts Development Council)

Project Period

Aug 2021 – July 2024


45 – 55 students and alumni

  • Hong Kong Red Cross John F. Kennedy Centre (physical impairments)
  • Sam Shui Natives Association Lau Pun Cheung School (intellectual impairments)
  • Rotary Club of HK Island West Hong Chi Morninghope School (intellectual impairments)
  • Buddhist To Chi Fat She Yeung Yat Lam Memorial School (intellectual impairments)

Artist-in-Residence: How it works

The Artist-in-Residence of Ignition Scheme 1.0 (2016-2019) and Ignition Scheme 2.0 (2020-2021) provided in-depth training, with tailor-made syllabi to 2 cohorts of 40-50 students from four special schools. Led by professional artists, the programme successfully built up a model of arts and character education.  Students were able to learn technical skills in different art forms, cultivate their interest in art and build up a positive attitude towards life. It also promoted parental engagement and connection with the society through the arts.

The Ignition Scheme 3.0 recruits a pool of 32- 40 new students and provides basic training as well as continues nurturing 15 alumni for their career development in arts and performance.

  • Pottery (Sam Shui Natives Association Lau Pun Cheung School)
  • Visual Art (Hong Kong Red Cross John F. Kennedy Centre)
  • Dance (Rotary Club of HK Island West Hong Chi Morninghope School)
  • Music (Buddhist To Chi Fat She Yeung Yat Lam Memorial School)

Project components

Basic Arts Training: to ignite the artistic potential of new students through in-depth training at a young age.

Advanced Arts Development Training: to deepen and consolidate the art skills of the four special schools that participated in the Ignition Scheme 2.0.

Ignition Scheme Online Channel: to produce videos in featuring students’ work and development.

Showcase in the Community: a platform for students to share and showcase their works to their classmates, family members and the public.


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Ignition 3.0 in a glance

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  • Skills in the chosen arts discipline
  • Character education
  • Communication techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • Potential career development in the arts
  • Build up a sustainable environment in arts education