Low Kee Hong is Creative Director at Factory International the landmark cultural space being developed in the heart of Manchester, which will open in summer 2023.
Kee Hong oversees the Curatorial team at Factory International and alongside John McGrath, the organisation’s Artistic Director & Chief Executive, works to develop the artistic programme for Factory International and Manchester International Festival (MIF) and will lead on the Festival’s 2025 programme.
Appointed to the role in early 2022, Kee Hong was previously Head of Theatre, Performing Arts at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in Hong Kong, responsible for formulating the district’s artistic direction and strategies for Contemporary Performance, Dramatic and Theatre Arts. Earlier roles include Artistic Director and General Manager of the Singapore Arts Festival, Founding Director and General Manager of the Singapore Biennale and Associate Artistic Director of TheatreWorks (Singapore).
Kee Hong oversees the work of the Creative Engagement programme which brings opportunities for people from all backgrounds, ages and from all corners of the city year-round; the international department collaborating with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations globally, whose financial and creative input helps to make MIF and Factory International projects possible and ensures that work made in Manchester goes on to be seen around the world.