Cymie joined the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in 2016 to develop and implement a comprehensive policy on universal accessibility for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). Stretching across 40 hectares of reclaimed land, the WKCD is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, blending art, education and open space. In her role as Manager of the Accessibility Office, Cymie works closely with different departments across the district and the disability community to ensure access and inclusion remain at the core of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority’s vision; to build a vibrant cultural quarter for Hong Kong, dedicated to bringing local and international artists together with audiences to be inspired by and to celebrate the arts.
Cymie has also completed a Masters of Laws in Human Rights (LLM) at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong in 2019, focusing her research on the equality and cultural rights of persons with disabilities. In the same year, she became the first international recipient of the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Award for Emerging Leaders from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is a statutory body established by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2008 under the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance, responsible for developing the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Governed by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Ordinance and the Board, and led by an executive team comprising experts from different sectors, the vision is to build a vibrant cultural quarter for the city, dedicated to bringing together local and international artists and audiences to be inspired and to celebrate the arts.
WKCDA aims to build a vital platform for young, emerging and established artists to experiment, create and collaborate; a place where people of all backgrounds come to explore, participate and be stimulated; and a home for imaginative world-class exhibitions, performances and other cultural events to take place.
To facilitate the development of the district, a number of committees specialising in different areas, were established by the Board. A consultation panel was also setup to gather public views on matters related to the functions of Authority.