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Performing Arts

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project – “Voices Unleashed” Music Programme – Digital Release

Between August 2023 and January 2024, the transformative programme Voices Unleashed brought emerging songwriters together with members of the disabled community to craft uplifting and original Cantonese songs. The result was three incredible pieces: Loneliness Prescription, Path Without Footsteps, and Nebula M78. Each song was professionally arranged and recorded by the talented mixed-ability Voices Unleashed choir, who also performed the songs live at a number of cultural events. You can now hear these three great songs and watch our video documentary about the programme by following these links: hear the three songs, watch the Voices Unleashed documentary. Music has the ability to stir our emotions and touch our souls. Let us know how these songs make you feel by leaving a comment on our social media pages. Artists Kessay Chan Samuel Cheng Joseph Ho Ivy Hung Sonic Lee Winky Wong Oliver Wong Participating Organisation Wai Sing Music Youth Songwriters Chow Tsz-kit Chow Ying-wai Hung Ka-hin Hsu Ken Matthew Leung Hoi-hin  Leung Lok-tin Lo Wai-lam Lui Hung-kit Mak Kin-hei Ngan Yiu-hong Siu Lai-yin Tang Ivana Yuen-ying Voices Unleashed Choir Members Cheung Ching Lutheran Centre for the Disabled Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, LC-HKS  Chu Yuen-chun Hui Mui-mui Lai Man-kee Leung Kam-lan Li Joi-ying Yau Hon-ming Hong Kong Network for the Promotion of Inclusive Society Lee Chi-wai Leung Chi-kwong Wong Cho-yin Judy Zhu Xiaoying  Riceball Acappella Cheung Ho Man Cheung Man Ching Hui Yui Lau Hiu Wun Leung Yan Sin Ng Cheuk Chi Poon Wai Leung Youth Singers Chan Rachel Cherry Chau Cheuk-ling  Choi Kong-wai Chung Mau-ying Fung Jaedus Hau Wai-yan Ho Lok-yin Leung Lok-tin Viola Leung Yee-shan  Lui Hung-kit Teng Aiden Hazel Wong Yu-tsun  Yip Ching-man Beatrice Yu Chin-yan 
Performing Arts

Recruiting Professional Costume Designers (Project-based)

If you are a costume designer looking for a stage to showcase your work and a chance to engage with the community, join us and bring stories to life through creative costumes! We are now seeking professional costume designers with a passion for creating work for theatrical performances, outdoor carnival events and short films. Participants will work alongside professional choreographers, directors and artists on community projects and performances with both youth and community groups. ​If you are interested to join us, please email your resume and a portfolio (5 to 10 works) or website link to Potential applicants will be invited to meet the HKYAF team and explore collaboration opportunities.
Performing Arts


Miller Performing Arts – Gen Last – Registration for School Bookings

It is the year 2055. On a bleak and desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland, a group of young people with extraordinary psychic powers are drawn together from different corners of the globe. They are the enigmatic Crystal Children.   Navigating the world alone, they confront the consequences of our failure to heed the warnings of climate change, hopeful that they can rebuild civilisation from the ashes.   This November, HKYAF’s new flagship production Gen Last takes to the stage at The Box, Freespace. Written and directed by Lindsey McAlister, the original musical tells a story of empowerment and optimism. Knowing that the fate of the planet rests in their hands, the young protagonists arm themselves with a shared determination to coexist harmoniously with nature.   Come see this new musical that will be staged for the very first time at The Box, Freespace in West Kowloon Cultural District! School bookings are now open. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book now by completing this online booking form and returning it to PERFORMANCES School Performances 07, 08 | 11 | 2024 – 11am   Public Performances 07, 08, 09 | 11 | 2024 – 7:30pm 09 | 11 | 2024 – 2:30pm   VENUE The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District Booking details: ● Tickets:$180 (students); $260 (teachers) ● 1 complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked ● Advance school bookings are only open for school parties to book for the schools-only matinees ● Suitable for ages 11 and above ● Performed in English with Chinese subtitles; approx. 90 minutes without intermission. The school performances will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the cast and creative team for those interested ● Public tickets will go on sale in September 2024 via West Kowloon Cultural District's official website   * Running time approx. 90 minutes, no intermission. The school performances will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the cast and creative team for those interested. Latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.  
Mixed Artforms

Arts Projects: Open Call for Artists and Workshop Facilitators

Are you bursting with creative ideas that you want to share with the community? If you are, let us know! We are currently seeking artists, art groups and workshop facilitators for exciting upcoming programmes. If you enjoy connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds, and have a passion for nurturing the creativity of young individuals through collaborative creation, we’d love to hear your workshop concepts and/or art project proposals. The three types of projects and collaboration models we are looking for are outlined below. Selected artists receive a sponsorship fee to cover their work and the art materials required to bring their proposals to life. The three categories are: Category 1: Community Art Workshops Duration: June 2024 to March 2025 Project description: Our community art workshops provide fun and enriching visual and performing arts experiences for participants aged 4 to 18 from low-income backgrounds and small group homes. Our goal is to use art to help participants see the world in new ways and make a transformative difference to young lives. Proposal scope:  We are looking for workshop facilitators to conduct courses of six to ten 90-minute creative sessions involving visual arts, performing arts, or mixed media. The workshops are typically conducted in activity rooms at community centres or other smaller community spaces. Category 2: Inclusive Community Art Programme  Duration: August 2024 to March 2025 Project description:  This programme brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities, encouraging collaboration through a variety of arts activities. The goal is to promote equality, create an inclusive and barrier-free society, and broaden perceptions of what art can be. Creative outcomes will be collected and showcased in March 2025. Proposal scope: 1. Commissioned Artworks:  We welcome innovative and interesting interpretations for original commissioned works of visual art, performing arts or mixed media / multimedia combinations that convey the message of inclusivity. 2. Artist-in-Residence Programme:  Artists should work closely with participating schools or community organisations, conducting four to six sessions of visual art, performing arts or mixed media workshops that facilitate and promote inclusivity. Category 3: Large-scale Carnival / Youth Education Programme Duration: July 2024 to December 2024 Project description:  A large-scale, two-day youth art carnival with giant puppets, dramatic costumes, performances and arts stalls, preceded by a five-month pre-carnival programme of creative workshops involving puppet making, costume design, dance creation and more. Proposal scope:  We are looking for artists working in the following areas who are keen to work individually or collaboratively with students and young participants and provide innovative arts experiences for the public: ● Interactive craft booth  ● Large-scale puppet or props making ● Carnival costume design and creation ● Cantonese and/or English-language theatre performance ● Choreography (contemporary dance)  To Apply: We welcome proposals from enthusiastic performing artists, visual artists and workshop facilitators from all creative disciplines.  To apply, please complete the application form with a description of your artistic concept and related drawings and sketches if needed. Please also submit photos, videos and/or website links to previous work. Applicants must be permanent Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above. Please submit your proposals to Ms Mag Hung via email at on or before 30 June 2024.  For more information about our programmes visit or follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@hkyaf).
Performing Arts

Beyond Environmental Arts Festival 2024 – Seeking Emerging Singers/Bands

Calling all talented young singers and bands!  We are currently seeking passionate solo artists and groups to take the stage and ignite hearts at the Beyond Environmental Arts Festival 2024.  If you’re dedicated to making a difference to our world and have a deep passion for music and the environment, we want to hear from you! Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to change the world through harmonies, celebrate the beauty of nature, and inspire a sustainable future for all.  ** Please read the programme guidelines before applying Audition process: Applications are open for emerging solo singers and bands with up to 5 members. Auditions will be held over two days. (Each singer/band attends one audition session only). Selected applicants must be able to commit to attending the general rehearsal, on-site run through and performance dates (please see timeline below). Please prepare: ● A 30-second self/band introduction. ● A 5-7 minute set comprising 1 – 3 song(s) that are about climate change and encouraging positive action. This will ideally be the set you will perform for the event. ● The song should be suitable for audiences of all ages (no strong language or adult themes). ● Songs in English, Cantonese or Mandarin are welcome. Timeline – May 9: Registration deadline  – May 15 and 19 (11am – 1pm): Audition sessions  – Early June: Announcement of selected performers – June 14 (6pm – 9pm): General rehearsal (you will be called in groups)  – June 21 or 28 (3pm – 8:30pm): On-site run through and first performance – July 6 (3pm – 8:30pm): On-site run through and second performance  Audition and rehearsal venue:  Music Studio, 6F, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan Performance dates and venues:  ● The Bank of East Asia Building, Central (21 or 28 June) ● BEA Tower, Kwun Tong (6 July) Language: Rehearsals are conducted in both Cantonese and English  ​
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