An open letter to the cultural institutions of Hong Kong, re: the Hong Kong Artists Union’s call-for-strike 公開呼籲香港各大受資助藝文機構及團體響應612閉館/停運
An open letter to the cultural institutions of Hong Kong
RE: the Hong Kong Artists Union’s call-for-strike
響應 612 閉館 / 停運

On June 9th, a million took to the streets to demonstrate against Hong Kong government’s proposed Extradition to China law. The tabled bill, if passed, risk seriously eroding the freedom of expression on which the work of artists and cultural workers of all disciplines depend. It also undermines the city's reputation and credibility as an international art hub where ideas flow freely.


At this critical juncture, we, the undersigned artists and cultural workers, call upon the cultural institutions of Hong Kong to stand in solidarity with the city, and to respond to the Hong Kong Artist Union’s call-for-strike. We are in the opinion that it is vital for publicly-funded institutions to also consider their commitment to the civil society beyond their pursuits of artistic excellence. We urge the cultural institutions of Hong Kong to consider suspending its operation on June 12, and to make such arrangements that would allow its employees to take part in the strike should she/he so choose.


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M+ Hong Kong M+香港
Venice Biennale 2019 Hong Kong Pavilion 威尼斯雙年展2019香港館
Para/Site (Joined 已參與)
Tai Kwun 大館
Hong Kong Art Centre 香港藝術中心
PMQ 元創方
The Fringe Club 藝穗會
Asia Art Archive 亞洲藝術文獻庫
Asia Society 亞洲協會香港中心
1a space 1a空間 (Joined 已參與)
Videotage 錄映太奇

Hong Kong Philharmonic 香港管弦樂團
Hong Kong Sinfonietta 香港小交響樂團
Hong Kong Dance Company 香港舞蹈團
Hong Kong Ballet香港芭蕾舞團
City Contemporary Dance Company 城市當代舞蹈團
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre 香港話劇團
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra 香港中樂團
Chung Ying Theatre Company 中英劇團
Zuni Icosahedron 進念二十面體

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