When art and the community interact



Ms Janet Fong, Research Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Art, is named the recipient of the 2023/24 General Education Teaching Award (Early Career) in recognition of her outstanding performance in teaching.


How to inspire students to drive positive change in their community through visual arts? How to encourage students from different disciplines to work together on an art project? How to incorporate immersive technologies in visual arts education?

These are the questions Ms Janet Fong, Research Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts under the School of Creative Arts, seeks to address through her General Education capstone course “Art and the Community”. In this experiential learning course, Ms Fong guides students to learn about the role of art in promoting changes within the community, collaborate with partnering organisations, and engage the public through artistic and design practices.

Period28 Mar 2024

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleDiscover HKBU
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDISCOVER HKBU
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    Producer/AuthorHong Kong Baptist University
    PersonsJanet M Y FONG

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