Based in Hong Kong, Make a Difference (MaD) is a regional think-and-do collaborative platform – where you can explore creativity for good, meet cross-disciplinary changemakers and synergize across sectors for innovative solutions to social challenges.
MaD believes in the social potential of creativity. Through participatory programmes, we inspire and empower young people all over Asia to come up with innovative responses to our time's challenges.
Founded in 2009, our long term goal is building a creative civil society. Our portfolio includes the Jockey Club Make a Difference School, Jockey Club Make a Difference Social Lab, MaD Good Lab, urban pioneering projects, creative ventures with corporates, arts and cultural organizations as well as regional exchanges. Focusing on the creative industries, our annual MaD Festival is a multifaceted programme that explores innovative practices and fosterssynergies across silos and countries. Attended by 1,300 participants from over 100 cities in Asia and beyond, we invite aspiring changemakers to join at different entry points—from gaining awareness to acquiring knowledge and taking actions.
Since 2014, MaD has been steered by the Make a Difference Institute, a community-initiated organization and a registered non-profit under Section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance. Before then, MaD was ananchor project of the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture.