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Consultancy Study on Opinions of Employers on Performance of Creative Industries-related Programmes Graduates – Deadline for submission of completed questionnaires extended to 31 August

Commissioned by CreateHK, the Consultancy Study on Opinions of Employers on Performance of Creative Industries-related Programmes Graduates aims to collect and analyse employers’ opinions on the working performance of the graduates of local creative industries-related programmes to facilitate the Government to formulate initiatives that are conducive to the manpower development of Hong Kong’s creative industries.  

Employers or supervisors of the said graduates are invited to complete an online questionnaire. DEADLINE for returning the questionnaire is extended to: 31 August 2020.

For any enquiries, please call CreateHK at 2594 0471 during office hours.

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Online questionnaire

Anti-epidemic Fund – Cinemas Subsidy Scheme

The Government has established the Cinemas Subsidy Scheme to provide relief to cinema operators. CreateHK has received and finished processing applications from all eligible cinema operators (operating a total of 59 cinemas) by the application deadline on 30 April 2020. 

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Guidance Note

Anti-epidemic Fund – Financial assistance to PMQ tenants

Under the Government’s financial assistance to PMQ, rentals and fees payable by PMQ’s creative industries-related tenants are waived in full, and those payable by other tenants are reduced by 75%, from 1 May 2020 until the end of 2020. 

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Emerging Writer Publication Scheme (“The Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme”) – Deadline for online applications extended to 24 June - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme provides funding support for selected local emerging writers to publish Chinese books in three categories, namely Picture Book, Popular Science and Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Funding Scheme is calling for online applications from emerging writers. DEADLINE extended to: 24 June 2020.

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The 2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme – Calls for online public voting for the favourite digital advertising design for publishing award from 1 to 30 June - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme organises the Digital Advertising Design (for Publishing) Awards Competition to recognise the outstanding digital advertisements produced under the Support Scheme.  Public are invited to vote online for the My Favourite Digital Advertising (for Publishing) Award starting from 1 June 2020. Voting DEADLINE: 30 June 2020.

The voting results and list of other awardees will be announced at the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Sharing Seminar to be held during the Hong Kong Book Fair 2020.

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Public voting website (in Chinese only)

Project website (in Chinese only)

Unleash! Empowered by Design Thinking 2019/2020 – Calls for applications for online workshops in June to September

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Unleash! Empowered by Design Thinking 2019/2020 organises a series of online workshops from 9 June to 8 September 2020 to introduce the design thinking process and tools. Schedule and application fees are available on the project website. Application DEADLINE: one week before the respective workshops. 

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Business of Design Week City Programme 2020 (“CityProg 2020”) – Calls for expression of interest from partners and sponsors

Sponsored by CreateHK, the CityProg 2020 activates local creative neighbourhoods and engages public of all ages through Anchor Site Festivals, Design EduVation and Satellite Events & Offers that span all year round with its peak in November to December and major happenings during the Business of Design Week 2020 to be held from 28 November to 6 December.

The organiser is calling for expression of interest from partners and sponsors for various events with DEADLINES as below –

  • 10 June 2020: Strategic Partner of Anchor Site Festivals / Design “EduVation; and
  • 30 September 2020: Partner of Satellite Events and Offers / Sponsor.       

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REFRESHING @Angoulême International Comics Festival, France and Hong Kong (“FEVER”) – Calls for online applications for FREE comics master class

Sponsored by CreateHK, the FEVER organises a series of FREE comics master class from June to September 2020. The master class is calling for applications which will be shortlisted by the tutors. Application DEADLINE: 14 June 2020.

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Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2019 – Showcase of winning entries in public libraries until 30 June

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2019 showcases the winning entries in various public libraries. The last two stops are staged in the following public libraries – 

  • until 31 May 2020: City Hall Public Library; and
  • 4 to 30 June 2020: Tiu Keng Leng Public Library.

Open for FREE admission.

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Project website (in Chinese only)

FACEBOOK Page (in Chinese only)

The 31st Hong Kong Print Awards – Roving exhibitions for winning entries in Hong Kong and Mainland

Supported by CreateHK, the 31st Hong Kong Print Awards organises roving exhibitions in Hong Kong, Dongguan, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai to showcase the winning entries until 21 January 2021. The roving exhibitions in different venues are open to public for FREE admission or to the trade through FREE registration. Detailed schedule is available on the project website. 

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Asia Smart Apps Award 2020 – Deadline for online nominations extended to 10 June 2020

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Asia Smart Apps Award 2020 invites online nomination of excellent and innovative smart apps designed for and used in Asian markets for various awards. DEADLINE extended to: 10 June 2020.

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum stages the fourth exhibition themed on “In Harmony: Way of Tea” to promote design around tea-drinking culture, with a newly renovated Design Showcase exhibiting the works of three local young designers. 

Both the exhibition and Design Showcase are open for FREE admission until 19 July 2020. 

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DFA Awards 2020 – Call for applications for DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award until 10 July

Sponsored by CreateHK, the DFA Awards 2020 is calling for applications for the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award which sponsors awarded designers or design graduates to work or study abroad. Application DEADLINE: 10 July 2020.

Concurrently, the DFA Design for Asia Awards which recognise outstanding design projects and elites in Asia are calling for submission of entries. Submission DEADLINE: 17 July 2020;  entry fee 50% off for submissions on or before 31 May 2020.

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DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award

DFA Design for Asia Awards

Design x Tech (DXT) – Exhibition showing DXT projects until 1 December

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design x Tech (DXT) organises the DXT POD exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Park to showcase the eight openly recruited DXT projects to promote collaboration between designers and technology companies. The exhibition is open for FREE admission until 1 December 2020.

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