Support to the Arts (Macau)
Macao’s main policy for the arts includes aesthetic guidelines, encouragement of openness and plurality, inclusion in the community, emphasizing modern spirit, supporting local arts’ development, promoting culture and high-quality creative works in order to improve its citizens.
The Macao SAR Government organizes the Macao Arts Festival and the Macao International Music Festival annually and managing these festivals well has been an important part in the Government’s cultural works. Catering to artistic, modern, local, foreign, refined and popular tastes, these festivals not only add an intense breath of artistic flavor to this small city, but also provide an opportunity for local art lovers to enjoy high-quality performances. These festivals have become an important cultural trademark of Macao.
The Macao Orchestra and the Macao Chinese Orchestra are the backbones of music and arts in Macao. For the past few years, the Macao SAR Government has actively allocated resources and carefully developed these orchestras so that they can continue to grow and improve. Today, they have blossomed into orchestras with professional standards and high profile within the region. The Macao Conservatory is the training ground for dance, music and theatrical talents. Over the past few years, the Macao SAR Government has focused on nurturing local artistic talents, allowing young people who are interested in arts to have an appropriate environment in which to train their skills and prepare for a future career in performance arts.