Xi'an has an art district called Textile town. The district is not an actual town but derives its name from the many textile factories built there since the 1950s. Xi’an Textile City Arts District is situated at Textile City in east Xi’an, which used to be a huge industrial complex in the construction period of new China.
The JCCAC resident artists and art groups engage in a wide range of art disciplines covering both visual and performing arts in media old and new. They range from painting and sculpture, tradition, folk, and contemporary arts and crafts including glass and pottery, to installations, photography, digital and performance arts, dance, drama, music and even musical instrument making. JCCAC is undoubtedly the first studio centre in Hong Kong where you can have close encounters with renowned masters as well as experienced and budding artists.
One of the missions of the City Festival is to establish contacts and channels for local artists to tour and promote their works outside Hong Kong. Since its launch in 1999, the City Festival has succeeded in building a network with many cities around the region, including Adelaide, Kaohsiung, Melbourne, Seoul, Bangkok, Shanghai, Zhuhai, Guangzhou, and Singapore. It will continue to seek new opportunities for new productions and touring, both in Hong Kong and abroad.
The building of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre has signified the beginning of an artistic link to the world. The Centre, covering 5.2 hectares and offering 82,231m² gross floor area, commands a prime waterfront position. Since its grand opening on 8 November 1989, the Centre has remained the premier cultural venue offering a stimulating environment for art talents and quality programmes to the public and has since been witnessing the development of the arts in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a self-funding organization whose mission is to promote contemporary arts and culture within Hong Kong and beyond. The Centre provides a wide range of programmes featuring local and overseas artists, with facilities including theatres, a cinema, galleries, classrooms, studios, a café and office space. As a nonprofit body, HKAC relies heavily on donations, rental income, art course fees and box office income.
The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (VAC) is a branch of the APO. It provides well-equipped studios for trained artists practising in the fields of sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, facilitating them in their artistic creation in holding different kinds of visual arts activities. Currently, VAC runs nine studios, a lecture theatre, an exhibition gallery and a multipurpose room, open for hire to artists and art groups.