About AAiSS


The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is an arts promotion scheme for primary and secondary schools. Since its launch in 2008, the Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme (AAiSS) has amassed an alumni of more than 17,000 ambassadors from primary, secondary and special schools who have demonstrated their artistic talents and potentials while inviting others to partake in the fun of creating the arts, living out the cooperative spirit of ‘Live in Art, Thrive in Sharing’.


Each school can nominate TWO students to be the arts ambassadors each year. By appointing students with an interest in the arts, a willing mind and the spirit to serve as arts ambassadors for their schools, the scheme aims to form a new synergy of art to achieve the following objectives:


  • To commend efforts in learning and practising the arts, and recognise students who demonstrate excellence in and commitment to the participation and sharing of the arts
  • To encourage the active participation and sharing of artistic passion and widen the horizons of the arts ambassadors
  • To encourage arts ambassadors to demonstrate their artistic talent and serve the community


AAiSS in its 16th edition will continue to organise a wide variety of exciting arts activities for arts ambassadors.

Programme and Schedule

December 2023

Opens for nomination

15 January 2024

Deadline for nomination

February 2024

Confirmation of ambassadors' list

February – August 2024

  • Creative+ Arts Camp
  • Youth Arts Week
  • Arts Enhancement Courses
  • Arts Buddies


Opens for nomination - December 2024

Registered primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, including government schools, government subsidised schools, private schools, international schools and special schools are welcome to participate. Each school is allowed to nominate TWO students to be the Arts Ambassador.


Method of Nomination and Criteria


The nominated student may be accomplished in either one or more disciplines of the arts: literary arts, music, visual arts, film and media arts, dance, xiqu, and drama, according to the following criteria set forth by the HKADC. The nominee should:

  • Possess artistic talent and creativity
  • Show active participation in arts activities both inside and outside the school
  • Fully utilise artistic creativity and passion to serve people and
  • Take the initiative to promote and share the joy of art


Note: A student who had been nominated as the Arts Ambassador before, cannot be nominated again by the same school.


Deadline for nomination - 15 January 2024

  • The nomination process has gone online starting from this year
  • For past participating schools, you may login the system to complete the procedures. Login details can be found on the invitation letter
  • For newly-joined schools, please contact Ms Jessie Kwok at 3959 3568 or via email (jessie_kwok@hkadc.org.hk) to obtain the login details



Confirmation of ambassadors' list - February 2024

Each school is allowed to nominate TWO students, information will be verified by the HKADC but no selection exercise will be done.



A series of arts activities ─ February - August 2024

All ambassadors must take part in the following core arts activities to develop creativity and new perspectives.


Creative+ Arts Camp (Core activity)

"Creative + Arts Camp" will be held during Easter holiday in 2024. Through workshops of different art forms including visual arts, drama, dance and music, arts ambassadors can experience different types of artistic creations. Arts ambassadors from different schools are encouraged to exchange and create their works through observing the community.


Youth Arts Week (Core Activity)

Youth Arts Week will host an array of arts activities including opening ceremony, arts exhibition, workshops and bazaar in summer, allowing arts ambassadors to experience the joy of arts creation with friends.


Arts Enhancement Courses

To encourage arts ambassadors to participate in different arts activities, a new edition of Arts Training Enhancement Courses will be held between February and July 2024. Please stay tuned with the details announced on the scheme website.


Arts Buddies (Secondary School Division Only)

Jointly organised by the Education Bureau, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, “Arts Buddies” will allow arts ambassadors to gain an in-depth understanding of arts and culture, as well as the works of local artists through a series of arts programmes including arts appreciation course, conservation talk and curation of exhibition workshop..


Arts and Cultural Exchange Tour

In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China, an Arts and Cultural Exchange Tour will be organised during summer holiday, to facilitate the exchange between the arts ambassadors and local students and allow arts ambassadors to expand their horizons by learning and experiencing the rich culture of China.

Conditions of Nomination

Participating schools must adhere to all rules and regulations set out by the organiser:


  • Nominees are not required to submit proofs of awards or copies of certificates with their applications;
  • All materials submitted are non-returnable;
  • The organiser reserves the right to accept, refuse or reject any nomination and to change the terms and contents of the scheme. The decision of the organiser as to who the awardees are shall be final and binding on all participants.
  • School must notify the HKADC in advance, in writing, if the student is unable to participate in the activities. 
Address: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
  5/F, Landmark South, 39 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang
Email: aaiss@hkadc.org.hk 
Telephone: 2820 1046 / 3959 3568 / 2820 1095
Website: http://www.aaiss.hk (Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme)
  http://www.hkadc.org.hk (Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
Volunteer Team

“Arts Ambassadors Volunteers” encourages Arts Ambassadors to exercise their artistic talents and serve the community and to live out the spirit of “Live in Art, Thrive in Sharing”.


Arts Ambassadors aged 13 or above are welcomed to  join “Arts Ambassadors Volunteers”. According to different interests, ambassadors can take part in various duties, such as assisting artists/ instructors, backstage tasks during performances, activities assistant, etc.