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Visual Arts

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2016: Seeking Project Artists

One of Hong Kong's largest community arts event is back this November! Each year, Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras works with over 3,500 young people and offers the public an opportunity to show their creativity and experience the happiness in art. Artists play an essential role in Arts in the Park – hosting art stalls during the two-day artistic weekend or running artist-in-school residencies where thousands of parade puppets and costumes are created in collaboration with students. We are now seeking project artists for Arts in the Park 2016! If you have exciting ideas and are passionate about inspiring teenagers and the public to enjoy art, please make an online submission on or before 10 August. Related teaching experience is an advantage.
Performing Arts

Jockey Club Community Performing Arts Biennale 2016: Seeking Martial Arts Groups

Whether you do capioera, taekwondo, tai chi or other martial art forms… we want you!  As the finale celebration event of the Jockey Club Community Performing Arts Biennale, we present City Dancing, where over one afternoon, we bring together 500 people from all over Hong Kong to move together!  As part of this day, professional award-winning choreographer Giselle Liu is creating a 20-minute movement piece (incorporating dance, martial arts and other movement styles) for 500 people.  We are currently seeking groups of martial artists to take part… all ages welcomed! The participants will work with Giselle to prepare for the “warrior” section of the piece, where she will draw from the participants’ movement vocabulary to create patterns that showcase their abilities. Participants need not worry that they do not “dance”!  Rehearsals & Performance Schedule Each group will have three individual rehearsals and three mass rehearsals before the big event on the 26 November. Rehearsals October 2016, 2– 3 sessions (approx. 2 hours each) Venue: To be confirmed Mass rehearsals (3 sessions) - 5 November (Saturday),2.30pm – 5.30pm, location TBC - 19 November (Saturday),2pm – 3pm, location TBC - 25 November (Friday),2pm – 6pm, location TBC Performance Date: 26 November 2016     Time: 9 am – 5pm Venue: The Arcade Ocean View Court, Cyberport Whole day (rehearsal + performance)   This is a fantastic opportunity for your participants to be part of something big, to be nurtured to flex their creativity muscles, to showcase what it is that they love to do and to interact with people of all backgrounds and ages!  If interested, please register your details and we will be in touch shortly.
Art Angels (CSR)

25-29/09/2016, 30/09-15/10/2016

Sheraton Hong Kong Presents: “Tasty Hong Kong” Print Art Exhibition

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers has been a continuous supporter of YAF's art programmes for 17 years, with its associates volunteering their time and effort to provide the opportunity for teenage participants to experience the fun of creating art. This summer, professional YAF artists partner with Sheraton volunteers to lead underprivileged youngsters from St. James' Settlement – House of To Kwa Wan Stories "To Home" on an exploration of Hong Kong food stories through art. What is an "Ice-room"? What is "Soy-sauce western food"? A lot of our local food developed out of the mixed Cantonese-Western culture of Hong Kong. In To Kwa Wan this aspect of traditional local culture is still very visible in the "cha chaan teng" and street food stalls that can be found in the neighbourhood. As part of the project, young participants from "To Home" will explore the streets of To Kwa Wan, capture images of their favourite local dishes and discover the stories behind them. Working with YAF artists Inkolize, they will then transform the food photos into nostalgic prints using traditional silkscreen techniques, and share them in two public exhibitions in September to October.
Visual Arts

12-13/11/2016

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2016: Seeking Corporate Volunteers

Over the past 15 years, our flagship community arts event Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras has attracted over 800,000 local visitors and tourists to Victoria Park to watch performances, create art and cheer for the parade performers. Each year, Arts in the Park is a valuable opportunity for thousands of young artists to showcase their talents and increase their self-confidence. We are currently preparing for Arts in the Park 2016, and need your help to reach more people in the community. Get involved by sponsoring a guided tour for a group of underprivileged children or helping out at an art stall where members of the public create artwork for the parade. Your participation makes a difference – give the young people of Hong Kong a chance to express their creativity and find enjoyment through art. For more information, please email kinyu@hkyaf.com
Art Angels (CSR)

27/08/2016

HKRI Care & Share Volunteer Activity: Pop Art Silk-screen Printing Workshop

HKR International Limited (This summer, YAF and the corporate volunteer team will collaborate to present a special volunteer event) is strongly committed to giving back to society, with a focus on serving the underprivileged through its corporate volunteer team HKRI Care & Share. This summer, YAF and the corporate volunteer team will collaborate to present a special volunteer event. Led by a YAF professional artist, the HKRI volunteers will work with a group of underprivileged children from the International Social Service (Hong Kong Branch) and explore Pop Art through a silk-screen printing workshop. During the workshop, the volunteers and children will create original work inspired by Pop Art depictions of everyday objects and elements of daily life. Using silk-screen printing, a technique that transfers ink onto a surface through a mesh screen, they will work together to produce colourful, handmade prints.
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