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Performing Arts


Jockey Club Community Performing Arts Biennale 2016: City Dancing

Jockey Club Community Performing Arts Biennale 2016 ends with a bang at our big finale celebration City Dancing! Join us for a fun, creative afternoon and have the chance to take part in performances and workshops that let you see and try different styles of movement. Plus don’t miss our youth photographers exhibition and video exhibition which showcases artworks and behind-the-scenes moments from across our nine-month Biennale!  Highlights:  In the Heart of Hope (finale piece)  One of the highlights of City Dancing is ‘In the Heart of Hope’ – a finale dance piece not to be missed! Performed by hundreds of members of the community from all walks of life, this stunning and spirit-lifting piece promises to raise the roof as we join together to take in the magnificence of Hong Kong. Jockey Club Community Performing Arts Biennale Youth Photographer Exhibition  Over the past year, a group of youth photographers have been working with one of HK’s most inspiring professional photographer mentors Lau Kwok Kei. Together, they have honed their photography skills and captured behind-the-scenes moments from across all of the Biennale’s community art projects. At City Dancing, their works will be exhibited for thousands of people to see, as a fantastic celebration of everyone’s achievements!  Ignite and Little Big Voice Video Documentaries  Ignite (March – September 2016) saw groups of artists working with communities around Hong Kong, encouraging collaboration and a sense of belonging, and motivating residents to explore their strengths and discover new talents. Created and performed by 100+ talented and passionate youth from over 15 different schools, Little Big Voice (25 & 26 October) uses theatre, sound, visuals and movement to creatively explore issues relevant to today’s youth in Hong Kong. Watch out for their stories on our YouTube channel and at City Dancing, where they will be showcased as video documentaries and dance films. 


Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2016: Seeking Youth Volunteers

YAF is now recruiting volunteers to help us in this fabulous carnival!  (Please note, this is NOT SUITABLE for Arts in the Park 2016 performers) Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras (AIP) has been a large-scale, annual community arts event in Hong Kong since 2008 – attracting more than 120,000 visitors in 2015. Arts in the Park is also a fantastic opportunity for everyone to enjoy a variety of lively, innovative art activities, including fabulous colorful parades, a sun dance, vibrant art stalls and a medley of performances. We are now seeking youth volunteers to help us out at the event! If interested, read on for more details and submit your application before the deadline. Look forward to working with you!   Volunteers will be: - distributing flyers, programmes & souvenirs - allocated varying roles: registration desk / wardrobe / stage crew / face painter / runner / workshop assistant / parade assistant / flag waver - helping with registration and working closely with the stage management team to run on-stage programmes - handling enquiries A meal, water and an event T-shirt will be provided on the day. Breifing Session: A Briefing Session will be arranged with suitable candidates on: Friday 28 October (6:30pm - 7:30pm) at the YAF Studio in Quarry Bay.
Performing Arts


Miller Performing Arts: Immersive Storytelling – Teachers and Parents Workshop

'The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller' — Steve Jobs Whether in a classroom or before bed, storytelling doesn’t just mean reading words from a book. Characters can be brought to life in different ways, through the use of gesture and props, and by making your students or children part of the story! This workshop is led by Onnie Chan, a professional theatre maker and Artistic Director of Banana Effect. Learn how to ignite the imaginations of young people, and strengthen your bonds with them, through the art of immersive storytelling.
Visual Arts


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
Visual Arts

Community Art Project - Seeking Artistic Concepts

YAF is currently planning two large-scale community art projects to promote the unique qualities of Hong Kong culture and enhance community inclusion. To support the projects, we are now looking for local artists interested in working with the community to help people create original artwork inspired by the world around them. Projects should be based around themes such as district characteristics, local culture, oral history, etc. and can include two-dimensional, three-dimensional, video, dance or transmedia work. The outcome of each project will be shared separately in a public exhibition, the first in May 2017 and the second in March 2018. Selected artists will receive: An artist fee sponsorship of HK$14,000–$22,000 Art Materials sponsorship of HK$25,000–$80,000   If you are interested in taking part, read and download the submission guidelines and application form (Chinese version only). Send the completed form with your proposal to by 30 November.

Onnie Chan - Facilitator of LBV “Level Up Super Show”

Over 100 young people will come together from all corners of Hong Kong for Little Big Voice – an exciting collection of original theatre works that explore topics relevant to Hong Kong youth today. Touching, surprising, familiar – the pieces are bound to warm your heart.
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