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. It opened in 2008 and operates as a self-financed, registered charity. As a multi-disciplinary arts village and art centre, 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. Arts Village As an arts village, JCCAC is the operation base for over 100 artists/art organisations pursuing their work in a wide array of art forms, from visual arts (including Chinese and Western painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, glass, multimedia installation, etc), to performing arts (e.g. music, dance, drama, etc) and other art forms (e.g. design, film, community art, etc). Many artists are self-employed and have to juggle multiple jobs. The units are mostly used as art studios and/or offices, where at the door visitors can often find programme and contact information about the artist or arts organisation for reference. Visitors interested to visit studios may directly contact the artist for appointment, or may register to join in one of our regular public guided tours. Art Centre JCCAC includes a tea house, café and craft shops. Artworks can be found dotted around the public spaces, and there are two major venues, the Black Box Theatre and two levels of Galleries. Programmes organised by artists, such as experimental stage performances, themed exhibitions and art workshops, are usually held during 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 obtain programme information from the JCCAC website, the published monthly programme guide or by subscribing to JCCAC e-news. Our Aspiration We believe in the importance of the arts in helping to build a creative and civilised society. Our aspiration is to play a part in supporting arts development in Hong Kong through the provision of space for creative work, nurturing young talents, and the promotion of arts and culture in general.