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Proposals sought for 6th Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme: "Flash!"

     The Art Promotion Office (APO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has launched the sixth Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme, entitled "Flash!", and is now inviting interested parties to submit, in groups or as individuals, their exhibition proposals.

     The Scheme aims to support local artists and to promote the visual arts in Hong Kong. Over the years, works by about 200 artists have been showcased in various districts.

     "Flash!" is breaking fresh ground this year by moving the display of works of art into the neighbourhood. Artists are encouraged to explore the history and culture of local communities and to motivate the exchange of ideas and inspiration through art exhibition projects. This new edition of the Scheme takes as its starting point four historical buildings that enjoy profound cultural significance in Hong Kong, namely Oi!; the Kai Tak Campus of the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University; 1a space at the Cattle Depot Artist Village; and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. It aims to collect art exhibition projects that show an understanding of local history and culture, and reflect collective engagement and communication.

     Art exhibition projects that celebrate collaboration will be selected for the Scheme, and the creative talents will then work with the organiser to further explore the new face of contemporary art.

     Interested parties should send their exhibition proposals along with activity proposals, artwork images and other related information on request to Oi! at 12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong, on or before May 3.

     Each interested party can submit a maximum of two art project proposals. Only one exhibition venue can be selected for each proposal.

     The judging panel will select proposals from the submissions based on criteria such as relevance of the proposal to the selected venue and its culture or history; creativity diversity and feasibility of the proposed exhibition and activities; artistic merit and experience; and the organisational ability of the artists demonstrated in previous exhibitions.

     Submission guidelines, annexes and exhibition venue information can be downloaded from the APO's website, .

     For details, visit the APO's website or call the APO's Community Art Team at 2512 3009 or 2512 3005.

Ends/Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:35


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