Cultural Management in the Post-Pandemic World


ConvenerBenny Lim
Associate Professor of Practice in Cultural Management
Director of the MA in Cultural Management Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global cultural and creative industries. Sectors such as performing arts, visual arts, film and media arts, design, to name a few, have been deeply affected by the pandemic, especially if they require in-person gathering and interactions. Over the course of the pandemic, many arts and cultural organizations experienced significant financial losses due to the closure of venues, as well as the cancellation and postponements of many events. This resulted in income loss for creative practitioners and professionals, adding to their stress and anxiety. Governments and related agencies around the world have put in place mechanisms to support cultural and creative organizations and practitioners.

The pandemic has also hastened the debate over digitization/digitalization of the arts. On the one hand, digital platforms opened up new avenues for audience engagement and development. On the other hand, digital divide remains a challenge. Furthermore, some practitioners were unsure whether the shift to digital platforms was temporary or permanent. As we exit the pandemic, we must recognize that the events of the last few years should not be forgotten. If anything, the pandemic has shown the world that the cultural and creative industries, especially the practitioners, are remarkably resilient. There are lessons to be learnt and the way we debate about cultural and creative industries has forever been changed. This conference, Cultural Management in the Post-Pandemic World, seeks to engage scholars and practitioners in meaningful discussions on the new directions of post-pandemic cultural management practices and education, particularly in the Greater Bay Area and the region (East and Southeast Asia).


Emerging Practices in Cultural Management

Critical Reflections in Cultural Conservation and Transmission

Care Practices in Cultural Management

Practices in Art, Media, and Technologies


Day One




Registration and Reception


Opening Session


Keynote Lecture 1 and Q&A

Theory and Method of the Empowerment of Cultural Industries in Rural Revitalization of China

XIANG Yong, Professor, School of Arts, Peking University (Mainland China)

Keynote Lecture 2 and Q&A

Growing in a Post Pandemic World: The Case Study of The TENG Company from Singapore

Samuel WONG, Creative Director, The TENG Company (Singapore) 




Panel 1: Emerging Practices in Cultural Management

The survival of Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized performing arts groups in the post-epidemic period

Eirene CHEUNG, Part-time Lecturer, HKU SPACE Community College (Hong Kong)

Rethinking Theatre Values in the Post-Pandemic China

GONG Yidan, PhD Student, Taylor’s University (Malaysia)

Research Advances in the Post-Pandemic Arts Management Education

Natalia GRINCHEVA, Program Leader, Arts Management, LASALLE College of the Arts, University of the Arts Singapore (Singapore)

Analysis of some key words of Art Management: public welfare, non-profit and publicity

GAO Yinggang, Professor of Art Management at School of Arts, Director of the Research Center of Public Culture, Shandong University (Mainland China)


Tea Break


Panel 2: Critical Reflections in Cultural Conservation and Transmission

Building Resilience and Capabilities for Arts and Culture through Innovative Practices

Jervais CHOO, Deputy Director, Organisational Design and Innovation, National Heritage Board (Singapore)

Menempa Tari Tradisi: Preservation and Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Traditional Malaysian Dances

Joseph GONZALES, Professor, School of Dance, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Hong Kong)

Nature and Heritage of Death Preservation: Exploring Sustainable Synergies in Post-Pandemic Singapore

David OCON & YOUNG Wei Ping, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (Singapore)

Open Ends’ as Making Art Public in Singapore

Adrian TAN, Co-founder, The Artists Company (Singapore)


End of Day One

Day Two




Registration and Reception


Panel 3: Care Practices in Cultural Management

The Quest to Build Solidarity Amidst Precarity: Nudging Towards More Caring Conditions for Arts Workers

HOE Su Fern, Assistant Professor of Arts and Culture Management Programme, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (Singapore)

Arts in Health in Hong Kong

Augustine MOK, Founder & Chief Executive, Centre for Community Cultural Development (Hong Kong)

Ephemeral Dance Career: Cultural Governance and Challenges for Dance Troupes

Patrick MOK, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Heritage art conservation without knowledge and myth: Hong Kong’s sterilized development of Cantonese Opera between 2002 and 2023

Isabella YUN, Lecturer, Division of Social Science, HKUSpace (Hong Kong)


Tea Break


Panel 4: Practices in Art, Media, and Technologies

Smart Jewelry: The Fusion of Science and Art

AN Shucheng, PhD Student, Taylor’s University (Malaysia)

Analysing the Multiple Cover Design in Print Magazines during the New Media Age: A Case Study of Art and Piece in Hong Kong

Cheuk Wing LEUNG and Pei-Hsuan SU, National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan)

Cinema at Stake: Impacts from Platforms, Short Videos, and Beyond

MA Ruiqing (Alex), Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Mainland China) | Visiting scholar, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)

The phenomenon of Marginality: How screendance is situated within the dance ecosystem of Hong Kong?

WONG So Kwan, MACM Graduate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Theatre Arts and Technology Infusion: An empirical study on ‘Hè Rite of Spring’, Contemporary Chinese Dance for French May

Rochelle YANG, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


Closing Remarks / Sharing


End of Day Two (end of conference)


Keynote Speakers

Dr Samuel WONG
Dr Samuel WONG
Prof XIANG Yong
Prof. XIANG Yong


Shucheng AN

AN Shucheng



Jervais CHOO

Jervais CHOO

Yinggang GAO

GAO Yinggang

Yidan GONG

GONG Yidan





Su Fern HOE

HOE Su Fern

Cheuk Wing LEUNG

LEUNG Cheuk Wing

Alex MA

Alex MA

Augustine MOK

Augustine MOK

Patrick MOK

Patrick MOK

David OCON

David OCON

Pei-Hsuan SU

SU Pei-Hsuan

Adrian TAN

Adrian TAN

So Kwan WONG

WONG So Kwan

Rochelle YANG

Rochelle YANG

Wei Ping YOUNG

YOUNG Wei Ping

Isabella YUN

Isabella YUN