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HK Urban Canvas 2022 – Exhibition
Hong Kong is renowned for its dense high-rise streetscapes. If you look closely, these streets have lots of secrets – with old corner groceries, stationery stores and laundry shops that hold traces of the city’s history and keep collective memories alive. This year, the HK Urban Canvas 2022 Exhibition showcases a total of 83 shopfront shutter artworks that we have created in nine districts since 2017. Don’t miss this chance to view these colourful works and learn the unique stories of the businesses behind the shutters!
Organised by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and powered by Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, HK Urban Canvas is a community art project that enhances community inclusion and highlights unique aspects of local culture through art and oral history. Since 2017, our vibrant shutter artworks have been showcased in neighbourhoods around the city, including Wan Chai, Central and Western District, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Ap Lei Chau. The project has highlighted the city’s transition from a place of fishing villages to a centre for trade, manufacturing and finance, and explored its diverse food culture, traditional crafts, deities, markets and shops.
This year, we celebrate the history of Jordan’s Nepali community and traditional trades, the old industrial area of Quarry Bay, and the former fishing community of Shau Kei Wan. Between 23 May and 1 June, visit our free exhibition at G/F, Cityplaza South and get an exclusive gift when you download our HK Urban Canvas mobile app. Stay tuned for the latest information on our website and Facebook page (@HKUrbanCanvas).
Miller Performing Arts: I’mperfect - Seeking Youth Performers
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 perfect lives. But offline, all three are confronted with body image issues, and soon things start to unravel…
Written and directed by Lindsey McAlister, the new original theatre production I’mperfect – the third in our flagship trilogy following #hashtag in 2020 and Only a Girl in 2021 – explores teenage identity in a world where you can be whoever you want to be online, but not without consequences.
We are now seeking dancers and female-identifying actors aged 12 to 25 who are keen to be part of I’mperfect. The show opens this November. Experience preferred, enthusiasm a must!
07 | 05 | 2022 10am – 4:15pm
（Five audition sessions, 1 hour 15mins per session.）
Please select one session. A movement routine will be taught. Please wear comfortable black coloured clothing (no patterns, no logos) and dance sneakers or trainers to dance in.
08 | 05 | 2022 10am – 5pm
（Seven audition sessions, 1 hour per session. Please select one session.）
Auditioning performers will be sent a short monologue to memorise and perform. Please wear comfortable black coloured clothing (no patterns, no logos).
*Due to Covid, audition spots are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Covid-related schedule changes will be communicated via email.
You can choose to register for either or both auditions. Dance and acting callbacks take place on 14 and 15 May 2022 respectively. Rehearsals begin in late August 2022 and performances take place between 10 and 12 November 2022 at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
All visitors/users of the Hong Kong Arts Centre must abide by the following vaccination rules as implemented by the Government:
- Ages 12 – 17 must have received at least 2 vaccination doses, and are required to receive their third dose within 6 months of their second dose
- Aged 18 and above must have received 3 vaccination doses
- Exemptions will be given to those with valid medical proof
Vaccination records will be checked on site by Hong Kong Arts Centre staff during the performance week in November. Please do not audition if you will not be able to fulfil these vaccinations requirements by November or provide valid medical proof.
*Subject to policy changes
Beyond Environmental Arts Festival – School Recruitment
2022 marks the first year of our new Beyond Environmental Arts Festival. We are now recruiting primary and secondary schools to participate in artist-in-residence programmes as a way to raise students’ awareness of environmental issues and inspire them to take action to protect our planet!
Jockey Club “Project Silver” Intergenerational Arts Projects Colouring App Introduction Session
The latest updated version of Hong Kong’s first colouring app for elderly users – Jockey Club “Project Silver” Intergenerational Arts Project Colouring App – is now available for download with more than 100 iconic images of old Hong Kong!
Song Seeds: Music Mixtape - Youth Singer-songwriters Recruitment
Eager to express your emotions through singing and share original songs with the world? Join us this April to celebrate the power of music, learn the art of successful songwriting, and let us help make your dreams come true!
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!
HK Urban Canvas 2022 Guided Cultural Tour
Looking for something fun to do at the weekend? Join us on our HK Urban Canvas 2022 guided cultural tours and explore colourful new street art in Hong Kong!
HK Urban Canvas 2022 Mobile Application
On 23 May, we launch the latest edition of the HK Urban Canvas mobile app – featuring four new cultural tour routes in Jordan, Shau Kei Wan and Quarry Bay, and 21 new shutter artworks highlighting neighbourhood stories!
Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2022: Auditions for Youth Dancers
Calling all youth dancers! It’s time for you to shine! Join us and be part of our stage performances and the Giant Puppet and Dramatic Costume Showcase at Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2022 this December and show off your moves as the city gathers to celebrate the arts!
Miller Performing Arts: RAW A Cappella Summer Academy 2022 – Auditions
Are you passionate about singing or beatboxing and curious to learn more about a cappella and vocal percussion? If yes, our fun-filled, fast-paced, two-day summer programme at the RAW A Cappella Summer Academy could be a perfect match.
Jockey Club “Project Silver”– Intergenerational Arts Project “Every Note Counts”: Seeking Volunteer Musicians
Music has the power to heal and inspire. If you are a musician or singer keen to share your passion for music with the community, join us and support our volunteer programme Every Note Counts!
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022-This is How We Sign! Online Sign Language Workshops
How much do you know about sign language in Hong Kong or the Hong Kong deaf community? Join our Online Sign Language Workshop: This is how we sign! and we’ll help you connect and communicate with deaf individuals.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 – School Recruitment
This year, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project celebrates the languages we speak in Hong Kong and explores how learning new languages enhances our understanding of other cultures.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 Online Programme
The two-week online programmes uses music, dance, drama and arts and crafts videos to explore our mother tongue and how spoken, signed and tactile languages such as braille enhance our understanding of other people and cultures.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 - I Am…
"I Am..." explores mother language and identity through music, dance, drama and arts and crafts videos.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022 - I Am...connected
Standard Chartered Youth Creative Industry Employment Scheme – “Unplugged” Performance for Schools
Our lively physical theatre production “Unplugged” is designed to help senior primary school students learn how to navigate the online world. If you would like to bring this fun, free theatre production to your students, simply fill out our online registration form!
HK Urban Canvas 2022: Artist-in-residence Programme
Our community inclusion project HK Urban Canvas returns in 2022 for its fourth year!
Standard Chartered Youth Creative Industry Employment Scheme - Theatre and Technical Arts
A four- to six-month programme of paid professional theatre training and touring at local schools
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2022: Cantonese Idioms Illustration Teacher Workshop
In this fun teachers’ workshop, artist Candice Keung takes inspiration from local advertising designs from the 1970s and 1980s and illustrator Ah To’s comic books “The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs” and “Cantonese.jpg”, and guides primary and secondary school teachers to create illustrations of Cantonese idioms.
Miller Performing Arts: Pull Back the Curtain 2021 – Recorded Performance
In 2021 summer’s Pull Back the Curtain, a group of young people took inspiration from some of the greatest figures in 20th-century music, art and history and devised their own theatrical pieces.