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Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation

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Mixed Artforms

28/03-09/04/2022

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 Online Programme

Nei Hou, Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Guten Tag... Around the world, thousands of languages are spoken, written, read or signed. Whatever form they take, the languages we use shape our identity, culture and sense of belonging, as well our understanding of the world around us. The two-week online programme Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 celebrates mother tongues and the diversity of Hong Kong communities. In two programmes – “I Am…” exploring mother tongues and identity, and “I Am… Connected”, looking at how learning foreign languages, sign language and braille enhances our understanding of other people and cultures – participants explore communication and culture through music, dance, drama and arts and crafts videos. Platform: Facebook, YouTube (@hkyaf) Week 1 I Am... 28 Mar (Mon)       I Am… 29 Mar (Tue)        Playwriting Programme: Story Weavers 30 Mar (Wed)       Ink in Motion 31 Mar (Thr)        I Am… Calligraphy Portrait Creation 1 April (Fri) ​WhatsApp Slang Stickers Week 2 I Am... connected 03 Apr (Sun)         Online Sign Language Workshop: Deaf Culture 101 04 Apr (Mon)        RAW x Unsung Heroes - One Love in Voices 05 Apr (Tue)         Signs of Light 06 Apr (Wed) Tactile Icon Creation 08 Apr (Fri)           Cantonese Proverbs and Idioms Illustration Poster Design Online Exhibition 09 Apr (Sat)          Online Sign Language Workshop: A Deaf Storyteller    
Visual Arts

01-07/08/2022, 08-14/08/2022

Jockey Club “Project Silver” Intergenerational Arts Project 2022 – The Joyful Studio

Family photo albums can be a source of great joy, bringing family stories to life and triggering fond memories. But photographs can also fade over time and sometimes they need a bit of care to preserve them. This summer, as part of the Jockey Club “Project Silver” Intergenerational Arts Project, HKYAF collaborates with OHH Dear Communications to reopen our popular Joyful Studio. Providing photo retouching and photography services for elderly members of the community, The Joyful Studio brings favourite images back to life – transforming black-and-white photos with colour or making faded and discoloured photos look vibrant and new. ​The Joyful Studio also features an exhibition of more than 30 childhood photos from the 1950s to 1970s on the theme of “Happy childhood”. Each image is shown before and after retouching, offering visitors a side-by-side comparison of how worn images can be given a new life. Photo Retouching Sessions Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday to Sunday: 11am – 7pm Photography Sessions Friday to Sunday: 2pm – 5pm
Blog

Spotlight on YAFies: Zip Cheung

Performing Arts

10/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 12/11/2022, 12/11/2022

Miller Performing Arts: I’mperfect – Advance School Bookings

This winter, 35 of Hong Kong’s most talented and promising young dancers and actors storm the stage for I’mperfect – a tale of three teenage girls and their journey to self-esteem. When Lexie, Taz and Charlie meet online, they quickly hit it off and start a private chat – not realising that they also know each other in real life. In the anonymous online world, each of them lives a perfect life. But offline, all three are confronted with body image issues. When things start to unravel, they realise that being whoever they want to be online can also have real-world consequences. Written and directed by HKYAF’s founder Lindsey McAlister, I’mperfect is the third in our trilogy on social issues affecting young people today. It follows sold-out performances of #hashtag in 2020 and Only a Girl in 2021. ​Advance school bookings are now open. Best available seats are offered to schools booking for the 10 November 7:30pm and 12 November 2:30pm performances. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book now by completing the booking form (pdf. or doc.) and returning it to mag@hkayf.com. Theatre performances 10, 11, 12 | 11 | 2022 7:30pm               12 | 11 | 2022 2:30pm Special priority school price (bookings made before 31 Aug): $180 for students*, $260 for teachers *1 complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets booked Tickets for the public will be available for sale from late September 2022 on POPTICKET. Regular tickets: $300, $250* Concessions: $260, $220* ​ *Restricted views Remarks Programmes may be subject to change due to adverse weather or other unforeseeable circumstances. The organiser reserves the right to make programme changes. Ticket holders will be notified in the event of change. ​Audiences are required to bring and wear their own masks, comply with Vaccine Pass requirements, and scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code before entering the venue.
Performing Arts

01/10/2022-31/01/2023

“ArtBeat” Serving Seniors: Seeking Youth Volunteers

Volunteer with us and be part of a team delivering a pioneering digital music programme for the elderly! ​Between October 2022 and January 2023, as part of the Jockey Club “Project Silver” Intergenerational Arts Project, we are presenting an exciting programme of digital drumming workshops for elderly people in nursing homes and community centres. Designed to encourage creativity, social interaction and teamwork, the “ArtBeat” workshops also enhance digital know-how. Through the use of a drumming app, elderly participants learn about rhythm and tap along to favourite songs guided by easy-to-follow patterns of colours and shapes. We are now seeking youth volunteers to work alongside our professional music artists and share the fun of music-making with elderly members of our community. No specific experience is required, just enthusiasm for communicating with people of all ages and a desire to give back to our community. As visits are often conducted during weekday office hours, we are seeking volunteers with flexible schedules who are able to volunteer at least 8–10 hours over the course of the programme. Volunteer briefing sessions at HKYAF Studio Volunteers must attend one of these sessions: - 30 September 2022 (Friday) 7pm – 9pm OR - 2 October 2022 (Sunday) 2pm – 4pm
Mixed Artforms

23/07/2022, 23/07/2022, 24/07/2022, 24/07/2022, 30/07/2022, 30/07/2022, 31/07/2022, 31/07/2022

Beyond Environmental Arts Festival

Takeaway disposable tableware, monthly statements that are opened and discarded, clothing sitting unused in a corner of your wardrobe … what planet-polluting waste do you produce in your everyday life? But before you discard these unwanted things, stop and think for a while. With a little creativity, you could give them a second life and create beautiful artwork at the same time! This July, the first-ever Beyond Environmental Arts Festival (BEA Festival) takes place at the Bank of East Asia Tower in Kwun Tong. Over two weekends – 23, 24 and 30 July – and under this year’s theme “Waste Not, Want Not”, we have prepared a series of fun public engagement activities for free participation, including a theatrical performance Time4Change about the work of a group of young environmental pioneers, creative upcycling arts workshops – “Reclaimed Wood Coasters”, “Miniature Fabric Dolls”, “Paper Porcupine Puppets” and “Plastic Insect Pins” – and installation art exhibitions, in the hope of raising public awareness of environmental protection and promoting sustainability to the next generation. Free online registration is now available on POPTICKET. Limited spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Organised by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, sponsored by The Bank of East Asia Charitable Foundation and powered by The Bank of East Asia, Limited, the Beyond Environmental Arts Festival is a programme to raise public awareness of various environmental, social and governance topics through visual and performing arts activities. Each year, there will be a series of fun and free public engagement activities, in the hope of promoting sustainability to the next generation. Small changes to our everyday life can make a huge difference for our planet. Event content: Theatrical Performance Time4Change As we go about our daily lives, all of us produce much more waste than we imagine. But what can we do to make a difference and help protect the environment? Maybe it’s time to make some changes! Written and directed by Lindsey McAlister, Time4Change is an original, high-energy family-friendly theatrical performance about five young environmental pioneers. Join them on their quest for change and inspire young people to make choices that can save our planet now and for future generations. After watching the theatrical performance, participants can join one of the below upcycling workshops: Upcycling Workshop: Reclaimed Wood Coasters Every year, hundreds of tons of discarded wooden pallets are thrown into a landfill site in Hong Kong. With a little creativity, this scrap wood can be upcycled into art that can be enjoyed for years to come! ​In this workshop, art instructors from The Warehouse Teenage Club work with participants to cut, sand, wax and assemble reclaimed wood pieces to create unique and useful upcycled coasters. Join them and try your hand at making one of your own! Upcycling Workshop: Miniature Fabric Dolls Fast fashion items may be cheap to buy but the cost to the planet is more than we realise, and every year, millions of tons of discarded clothing end up in a landfill. As well as thinking twice before we buy new clothes, let’s help protect the planet by finding original ways to repurpose old items! In this workshop, artist Eva Cheng demonstrates how we can reuse old clothing to create cute, fabric doll charms. Participants are encouraged to bring along 2 pieces of recycled cotton cloth (20x20cm), fabric scraps of any size or material and small items such as buttons, zips or ribbons. Upcycling Workshop: Paper Porcupine Puppets Everyone loves online shopping, but our click-to-buy habits generate tons of packaging waste. Besides shopping selectively, what can you do to help reduce or recycle this waste? Artist Candice Keung will show participants how to make a fun porcupine rod puppet from thin cardboard sheets, waste paper and a straw. Participants are encouraged to bring along a thin A4-size cardboard sheet, 5 recycled magazine pages or food packaging boxes and a straw to the workshop. Upcycling Workshop: Plastic Insect Pins ​ Our oceans are now so full of plastic pollution that many species of marine life already have microplastics in their bodies. If nothing is done to reverse this, 99% of marine species will consume microplastics by 2050 and the effect on the food chain and human health could be devastating. In this workshop, artist Yui Wong works with participants to upcycle plastic spoons and pieces of transparent plastic with beads, twist ties and acrylic paint pens to create either a colourful ladybird or dragonfly. Participants are encouraged to bring along a plastic spoon and small pieces of thin, firm transparent plastic.  
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