About A Mind-friendly Estate Model at Cho Yiu Chuen
Funded by Lee Hysan Foundation, the two-year initiative, “A Mind-friendly Estate Model at Cho Yiu Chuen”, began in November 2022 with the objectives of strengthening the community bonds and the “330 well-being” of the residents in Cho Yiu Chuen.
The project aims at connecting the community, promoting mental wellness with our ambassadors, and engaging the residents through the power of art!
As one of the co-organizers, HKAC presents a series of public art programmes to connect the community through art and well-being with our local artists.
About Cho Yiu Chuen
Surrounded by the pleasant hilly landscape, Cho Yiu Chuen is an ideal living environment in this hustle and bustle city. However, the community faces certain problems such as remote location, inconvenient transportation, and aging population.
About Lee Hysan Foundation
Lee Hysan Foundation is a private family foundation established in Hong Kong in 1973. For over 40 years the Foundation has actively supported meaningful and impactful charity initiatives in Hong Kong, covering various sectors including (i) Education, (ii) Arts and Culture, (iii) Environment, and (iv) Health and Social Welfare. The Foundation’s focus is on initiatives that benefit Hong Kong in a precise, identifiable and catalytic manner, in particular projects that fill service gaps in government welfare and services of mainstream non-profit organizations.
Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All
Since 1977, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all. The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established more than four decades ago, the HKAC bring art to the people of Hong Kong – by presenting programmes for visual arts, performing arts, moving images and media arts, comics and animation. Other areas also cover arts education, conferences, festivals, public art and community projects, all done with the vision and mission of engaging and inspiring creativity in the Hong Kong community.
In 2000, HKAC founded its educational arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). The HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners and short enrichment courses for the general public. The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts – as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron.
About New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
They strive to promote mental wellness for people in recovery of mental illness and for their families and the general public with the ultimate goal of equal opportunities, social inclusion, acceptance and full participation for all in the community.
About Housing Society
An NGO established in 1948, operating 20 public housing estates (authorised by the Government). Being the “housing laboratory” of Hong Kong: pioneered various initiatives to help solve the housing problems in response to the changing needs of Hong Kong people at different times (e.g. Senior Citizen Residences Scheme, Quality Retirement Joyous Living, MIND-Friendly Home Exploration Centre)