Arts Accessibility Workshops Foster Social Inclusion 推行藝術通達 致力社會共融


The speaker Professor Lena Lee, Arts Specialist of ADAHK, introduced how to make effective audio description for a drawing. 主講嘉賓香港展能藝術會藝術顧問李瑩教授,介紹如何運用「口述影像」形容一幅畫。


Many culture and arts events were postponed due to the pandemic. In face of the challenge, the Academy continued to promote arts inclusion. Two online Arts Accessibility (AA) workshops were held by the Academy recently, in collaboration with Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK), the MoU partner of the Academy on 9 Dec 2020 and 13 Jan 2021.


Invited by the School of Dance, the first AA workshop was tailor made for Dance students. The School participated in the workshop held in 2019 with positive feedback from students and staff members. Students participated in the recent workshop also commented that it was a good opportunity to get exposed to and engaged in arts accessibility which inspired them to support the disabled to enjoy arts more creatively.


The second online workshop attracted over a hundred people to register, including students and faculty members of the Academy, arts practitioners, social workers, teachers, therapists, and students of other universities. With a participation rate of over 80%, the audience were actively engaged in the workshop and exchanged their ideas in the Q&A session enthusiastically.


At the end of the workshop, JK & Ingrid Lee Foundation Creative Project Fund wasannounced to encourage students of the Academy to create projects to promote social inclusion. Looking forward to more innovative ideas to come.


Pre-show touch workshop of the Academy’s drama production was a good example to assist visually impaired people to understand the setting of a play. 演藝學院戲劇製作的「演前觸感導賞」,是幫助視障人士了解舞台製作的最佳例子。


儘管疫情令不少文化藝術活動都無法如期舉行,演藝學院依然堅持為推動藝術共融出一分力。學院聯同香港展能藝術會,於2020年12月9日及2021年1月13日,主辦兩場網上「藝術通達工作坊」,合力推廣藝術共融。


舞蹈學院曾於2019年參與工作坊,師生反應熱烈。應舞蹈學院之邀,這輪網上工作坊的首場專為舞蹈同學而設。參與的學生同樣認為工作坊有助加深對藝術通達的認識,啟發他們以更具創意的方式,支援殘疾人士享受藝術。


第二場工作坊對外開放,成功吸引過百位社區和業內人士報名參加,當中包括藝術工作者、社工、教師、治療師和大學同學等,出席率超過八成。他們不但積極投入各環節,更踴躍發問,氣氛熱烈。


活動臨近尾聲,李瑩教授更介紹了特别為演藝同學而設的JK & Ingrid Lee Foundation創意項目基金,鼓勵同學籌辦創意活動,推動社會共融。我們對同學們的創新項目充滿期待!