- Phone Number
- 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei
- Operating Hours
- Mon-Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm
Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (aka JCCAC) is an award winning architectural conversion from the former Shek Kip Mei Factory Estate, which was a stronghold for cottage industries half a century ago. Opened in 2008 and operating as a self-financed, registered charity, JCCAC is positioned as a multi-disciplinary arts village and arts centre. It was established with the objective of playing a pa...
Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (aka JCCAC) is an award winning architectural conversion from the former Shek Kip Mei Factory Estate, which was a stronghold for cottage industries half a century ago. Opened in 2008 and operating as a self-financed, registered charity, JCCAC is positioned as a multi-disciplinary arts village and arts centre. It was established with the objective of playing a part to support arts development in Hong Kong through the provision of space for creative work (arts studios and display venues), to help nurture young talents and to promote arts and culture in general.
JCCAC provides studio facilities for the arts community and a relaxed environment for the public to experience arts and culture. Visitors are welcome to stroll around freely during opening hours to discover for themselves the creative spirit of the place.
As an arts village, JCCAC is the operation base for nearly 140 artists/art organisations pursuing their work in a wide array of art forms, mainly in visual arts (including Chinese and Western painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, glass, multimedia installation, etc) but also in performing arts (e.g. music, dance, drama, etc) and applied arts (e.g. design, film, community art, etc). Many artists are self-employed and have to juggle multiple demands on their time split between their studios at JCCAC and outside projects. The units at JCCAC mostly serve as arts studios and/or offices, where at the door visitors can often find programme and contact information about the resident artist or arts organisation. Visitors interested to visit art studios may directly contact the artist for appointment, or may register to join in one of the regular public guided tours organised by JCCAC.
JCCAC includes a tea house, café and craft shops. Artworks can be found dotted around the common areas, and there are two major venues, namely the Jockey Club Black Box Theatre and two levels of exhibition Galleries. Independent arts programmes (such as experimental stage performances, themed exhibitions and art workshops) are usually held on weekends. Regular public events presented by JCCAC include the annual JCCAC Festival in December, quarterly Handicraft Fair, rooftop film screening and public guided tours. Visitors may gain an overview of current programmes from the JCCAC website, the monthly published programme guide or by subscribing to JCCAC e-news.
We believe in the importance of the arts in helping to build a creative and civilised society. Through our work in helping to answer arts practitioners’ needs for arts studio and display facilities, we hope to play an active part in supporting the nurture of young talents and the general development of the arts in Hong Kong.
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