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CULTURE FOR TOMORROW (CFT) IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION FOUNDED BY CULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR ADRIAN CHENG, TO Empower Hong Kong’s rising changemakers and their creativity.

EmpowerING
Hong Kong’s
rising changemakers
and
their creativity

ABOUT US

Culture for Tomorrow (CFT) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2017 by cultural entrepreneur Adrian Cheng, to empower Hong Kong’s rising changemakers and their creativity. Creativity is everywhere. We identify the best minds in Hong Kong and match them with the right platforms to make the most impactful change our city needs.

ONE MISSION

We are fervent believers of Hong Kong’s next generation. Starting at the local level, we identify, cultivate and work with talents in three interconnected fields – architecture and design, living heritage, and cultural exchange. Our goal is to actualise their creativity to reshape the culture of living and the livelihood of Hong Kong.

TWO-PRONGED APPROACH

Let new creative ideas sing - we match rising talents with established organisations in Hong Kong to apply their creativity in large-scale projects that matter the most in Hong Kong.

We collaborate to build a stronger community - our resources and network alone are not enough. We therefore foster collaborations with well-established local communities to achieve the widest reach possible.

THREE PILLARS

 

By focusing on the interconnected pillars of Architecture and Design, Living Heritage, and Cultural Exchange, we examine three important but often overlooked building blocks that will redefine Hong Kong’s growth, culture and livelihood in the decades to come. Our aim is to empower Hong Kong’s rising changemakers in these fields, create platforms and opportunities for them and let their inventive work invigorate the city.

Architecture and Design
Reimaging infrastructure, housing, and livelihood by creatively designing spaces for tomorrow’s communities.

Living Heritage
Preserving and modernising fast-disappearing heritage, to enrich communities with a continuity of traditions.

Cultural Exchange
Inspiring cross-cultural dialogue and transforming the way of life through travel, curated tours and walks, in other words, complete cultural immersions.

FOUNDER

Adrian Cheng, Cultural Entrepreneur and Founder of K11 Art Foundation and K11 Craft & Guild Foundation, founded the non-profit organisation Culture for Tomorrow (CFT) in 2017, with the aim of empowering Hong Kong’s rising changemakers in the interconnected pillars of architecture and design, living heritage, and cultural exchange. Adrian believes in the power of creativity to make the most impactful change our city needs. It is therefore his goal to actualize these young talents’ creativity in large-scale projects and collaborations with well-established local communities to reshape the culture of living and the livelihood of Hong Kong.

Grew up in Hong Kong, Adrian furthered his studies in the United States and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) honours degree. He later received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and an Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University in 2014. He currently sits on the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and is a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts. His Asian and western experiences made him the bridge between both cultures, through which he introduces a new dimension to the community.

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