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Funding Opportunities

External Funding

Funding Scheme

 

Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme – Project grants

This funding is for arts projects. However, you could work alongside arts companies or artists applying for the grant by including a PaR component.

Funding Body

Home Affairs Bureau

Funding Range

$800,000 and above

Details

  • Supports proposals and worthwhile initiatives of a larger scale or a longer time frame from individual artists as well as small and medium arts groups.
  • Provides funding support to innovative and impactful proposals that contribute to the objectives of:

- capacity development of arts practitioners, arts groups, art forms and/or the arts sector

- programme/content development

- audience building

- arts education

Application period

12 November, 2018 – 4 January 2019

 

Funding Scheme

 

Quality Education Fund

For this grant, priority will be for people working with primary/secondary schools (e.g. arts education projects). A PaR component could be included.

Funding Body

Education Bureau

Funding Range

<$200,000 or $200,000 - $600,000

Details

  • To finance projects for the promotion of quality education in Hong Kong
  • One of the priority themes is ‘Creative Arts and Culture Education’

 

Application period

Applications can be submitted throughout the year

 

Funding Scheme

 

General Research Fund (GRF)/Early Career Scheme (ECS)

These grants are offered by UGC/RGC. You would need to collaborate with academic staff at a UGC-funded institution.

Funding Body

University Grants Council (UGC)/Research Grants Council (RGC)

Funding Range

>$200,000

Details

  • This would involve working in collaboration with principal investigators employed by one of the UGC-funded tertiary institutions.

Application period

August – November

 

Funding Scheme

 

Project Grant, Hong Kong Arts Development Council

This funding is for arts projects. However, you could work alongside arts companies or artists applying for the grant by including a PaR component.

Funding Body

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Funding Range

Maximum $500,000

Details

  • Supports all arts practitioners and organisations in Hong Kong and covers a wide range of activities

Application period

2 rounds: 30 June and 31 December

 

Funding Scheme

 

Emerging Artists Scheme

This funding is for arts projects and you could include a PaR component.

Funding Body

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Funding Range

Maximum $500,000

Details

  • This grant aims to provide opportunities for emerging artists to create and present artistic works and gain valuable professional experience that will enable them to further their careers. 
Application period

2 rounds: 30 June and 31 December

 

Funding Scheme

 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

This funding supports education across a range of areas, and can include PaR projects and interdisciplinary research.

Funding Body

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Funding Range

Information not provided

Details

  • The Trust helps provide education and training opportunities of all types for all sectors. The Trust supports the pursuit of education by funding all levels of education, from primary to tertiary education and training facilities and providing scholarships and grants.
  • The corresponding themes related to HKAPA are: ‘arts, culture and heritage’ and ‘education and training’. 
Application period

Information not provided

Fellowships

Fellowships provide opportunities for practitioners to connect with other institutions that may inspire PaR projects through developing pilot programmes with host institutions, and interacting with practitioners and academics.

Funding Scheme

 

The Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Program

Three kinds of fellowships are offered, and research is a focus.

Funding Body

Asian Cultural Council

Funding Range

Information not provided

Details

  • ACC prioritise cultural exchange projects that focus on process rather than production. Examples of process-focused activities are research, study and exploration.
  • ACC grant funds may be used for costs associated with travel and research only. Research is broadly defined as any activities in pursuit of creative or scholarly inquiry, and may take many different forms.

Application period

For 2019: 20 September – 16 November

 

Funding Scheme

 

Global Fellowship Program

A three-year fellowship that involves travelling to New York once a year. The fellowship is an opportunity to exchange ideas with leaders of arts organisations, and provides a platform to develop ideas and plans for PaR projects.

Funding Body

International Society for Performing Arts

Funding Range

  • Up to US$14,000 of which US$8,625 will be provided to cover the awardee’s three economy class return flights from Hong Kong to New York (one ticket per year), accommodation, transportation and subsistence allowance during the Congress period.

Details

  • The fellowship supports local mid-career performing arts leaders to take part in the ISPA New York Congress and Seminar Day for 3 consecutive years to enhance their professional knowledge and strengthen their international network.
  • The Congress and Seminar Day take place every January, for around 4 days each year.

Application period

Next round of application to be announced

 

Funding Scheme

 

Yale-China Arts Fellowship

Funding for emerging artists that may springboard PaR projects.

Funding Body

Yale-China Association

Funding Range

Includes project funding, travel and living costs

Details

  • This fellowship brings emerging artists from Hong Kong for a six-month residency at Yale University.
  • Selected fellows will receive project funding, housing, a basic living stipend, a peer mentor, an arts faculty mentor, domestic trips, and round-trip flight from Hong Kong to New Haven.

Application period

Applications are not yet open for 2020. Generally, applications close around mid-June.

 

Funding Scheme

 

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist in Residence

This fellowship might be of interest to staff and students from the School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts who specialise in visual art.

Funding Body

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Funding Range

Funding includes travel, accommodation and living expenses, as well as material costs for art making, installation, exhibition and printing costs for publications of brochures and flyers.

Details

  • The FAAM artist in residency programme aims to create a platform through which the artistic activities of invited artists provide various opportunities for the people of Fukuoka to appreciate culture by communicating with the artists and collaborating on their art-making.
  • Applicants must be a visual artist with sufficient experience in presenting their artwork/project, and should demonstrate their potential in their field.

Application period

Information not available for the next round of applicants