kaitak, Centre for Research and Development in Visual Arts was established by the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013 to enhance the visual arts development in Hong Kong and neighbouring regions. The Centre is housed in the former Royal Air Force Officers’ Mess – a Grade I listed historic building located on a serene hilltop overlooking the old Kai Tak Air Field.
The Centre divides into 3 main branches which are the Research Hub, VArtCommunity and Young Artist Agency, offering a vibrant programme of artist-in-residence, exhibition, workshop, artist talk, guided tour and screening, as well as a variety of publications and online resources.
Our goals are to promote new knowledge and research in the field of visual arts, raise the public’s interest in arts appreciation and participation and facilitate the professional development of young artists.
The Centre also delivers a wide and varied education and outreach programme for schools and community groups. Through Our Eyes Photography Education Programme, founded and funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, is one of the flagship programmes organised under the umbrella of VArt Community.