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Mixed Artforms


Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2023

On 2 and 3 December, Standard Chartered Arts in the Park – Hong Kong’s iconic annual outdoor youth arts festival and puppet parade – returns to Victoria Park, Causeway Bay! Join us for a fun The Carnival of the Animals-themed festival showcasing colourful creatures from around the world and all kinds of art styles! Highlights include five magical giant puppets – a pufferfish covered with bright Mexican-inspired patterns, a gorilla in colours inspired by African tribal art, a flamingo decorated with Asian paper folk art designs, a metallic cyberpunk-style mantis and a monochromatic flying dinosaur fossil – plus breathtaking costumed stilt walkers and a whole lot more! Taking inspiration from Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals, the two-day, free-of-charge event features spectacular giant puppet parade, stage performances, interactive art stalls, storytelling, African drum jamming, an exhibition of 6,000 artworks, and a meet-and-greet session with giant puppets. Mark the dates in your diary and head over for a spectacular weekend of visual and sensorial art experiences for all ages! For more information about Standard Chartered Arts in the Park, please visit or follow us on Facebook @SCArtsInThePark.

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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: #BeTheChange: Kasama

“Bridge our gap, communicate with love. Despite our differences, we can unite.” A dedication to Hong Kong’s domestic workers – our community’s companions and carers. The dance and spoken word film Kasama (Tagalog for “together”) is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, capturing the determination and hope of immigrants who leave their homes in search of work to support their families. Written by migrant domestic worker Maria Nemy Lou Rocio, the co-founder of The Migrant Writers of Hong Kong, Kasama is a call for empathy and understanding in a community that can often feel fragmented and divisive. Inspired by her creative work, professional choreographer Kelsey Ang worked with a group of Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation dancers to bring the spoken word performance to life. ​The Migrant Writers of Hong Kong was established in March 2021 as an inclusive and nurturing environment for writers in the migrant community. The group use their platform and programmes to promote mental health awareness through creative writing. Their first anthology Ingat (Take Care) is set to launch in autumn 2023.
Performing Arts

Celebrating Quarry Bay’s new community space, Quarryside!

To celebrate the official launch of Quarryside in Quarry Bay in June 2023, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (HKYAF) was invited to create a site-specific dance video exploring the beautiful features of the grounds. Choreographed by Kelsey Ang, the dance film features four brilliant HKYAF dancers: Andrea Chung, Andrea Wong, Chantal Lai, and Cherie Pang. Quarryside is a brand new leisure space open to all, providing opportunities for community groups to host multi-functional and diverse events like performances, leisure spaces and workshops addressing areas of creative health, creative placemaking and creative sustainability. The site offers over 3,700 sqm of open space, is partly open 24 hours a day and its architecture is inspired by Quarry Bay’s industrial past. Operated by St. James’ Settlement and sponsored by the Swire Group Charitable Trust (Swire Trust) and with Swire Properties as the Supporting Partner of the project, Quarryside will hold trial operations in July 2023 and gradually open to the public. 
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