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Overview

Project Grant mainly supports visual arts, drama, xiqu, literary arts, music, dance, film and media arts, and cross/multi-disciplinary arts. Project Grant is open to all arts practitioners and organisations. Its support covers a wide range of activities including performances, exhibitions, publications, education programmes, creation, critical reviews and archival work.

Applications for Project Grant can be made twice a year, and application deadlines are 30 June and 31 December respectively.

We also offer the “Emerging Artists Scheme” and “Cultural Exchange Grant”. The former provides support to help young and emerging arts practitioners perform and exhibit their works to accumulate professional experience. The latter encourages local artists and arts groups to showcase their artistic achievements abroad and expand their horizons. For “Cultural Exchange Grant”, there are four application submission periods every year. The closing dates are end of March, end of June, end of September and end of December respectively. For details, please refer to the Project Grant Assessment Guidelines for various art forms and the Cultural Exchange Grant Assessment Guidelines.

Eligibility

Grant applications can be submitted by individual artists or arts organisations.

Individual applicant - Individual artists who are ordinarily resident in Hong Kong holding a Hong Kong identity card are eligible to apply as individuals. He/she must have reached the age of 18 at the time of application.

Organisation applicant - Organisations that are registered and conducting arts activities in Hong Kong are eligible as applicants. They can be either a registered society or limited company. Applications will be processed only if sufficient evidence is provided to prove that the arts project is non-profit making. Proof of official registration must also be submitted.

We do not accept applications submitted by organisations which are in the process of being registered. Besides, we do not accept sole proprietorship, partnership or jointly submitted by more than one applicant or one organisation.

How to Apply

*2021 Project Grant application has been closed at 6:00pm on 31 December 2021. English version of assessment guidelines and forms applicable for 2022 Project Grant application will be uploaded soon.

                      Application Form

                      *2021 Project Grant application has been closed at 6:00pm on 31 December 2021.  English version of assessment guidelines and forms applicable for 2022 Project Grant application will be uploaded soon.

                            Cultural Exchange Grant

                            *2021 Project Grant application has been closed at 6:00pm on 31 December 2021.  English version of assessment guidelines and forms applicable for 2022 Project Grant application will be uploaded soon.

                                Venue Subsidy Scheme

                                *2021 Project Grant application has been closed at 6:00pm on 31 December 2021.  English version of assessment guidelines and forms applicable for 2022 Project Grant application will be uploaded soon.

                                    Application Process

                                    Submission of Application
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                                    • Applicant must complete the relevant application form and submit on or before the deadline

                                    Assessment of Application
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                                    • To be assessed by HKADC Members and Examiners of related Artform Groups

                                    Notification of Result
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                                    • A written notification of application result will be sent to the applicant
                                    • The first installment is released after signing of agreement

                                    Project Execution
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                                    • HKADC arranges Assessor(s) to assess project results

                                    Project Completion
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                                    • Documentation / materials showing completion of the project must be submitted

                                    Submission of Project Report

                                    • For grants under $100,000, Project Report and original receipts must be submitted within 3 months of project completion
                                    • For grants of or above $100,000, Project Report and audited accounts must be submitted within 6 months of project completion
                                    • The final installment will be paid after HKADC has checked the Project Report

                                     

                                    Frozen Policy

                                    The Frozen Policy is introduced as a precautionary measure to hold grantees responsible for the timely completion of projects and submission of project reports.

                                    The grantee, its head of organisations, and project-in-charge will be listed in the HKADC Frozen List immediately when the project/ project report is overdue. All persons and organisations whose names in the HKADC Frozen List will not be eligible to apply for and receive any grant during the overdue period and the six-month frozen period after the overdue item is completed/ submitted.

                                    Grant applications made during the frozen period by any such person in the capacity of “key personnel involved” will also be automatically rejected.

                                    For enquiries on the latest frozen list, please contact HKADC.

                                     

                                    Review Application

                                    The decision of the HKADC is final. However, the HKADC reserves the exclusive discretion to receive review applications over the decision of the assessment panels by unsuccessful applicants, which would be reviewed by the Review Committee in the HKADC. Review applications to the assessment panels’ decision must be made in writing by completing a standard form obtainable from the HKADC and submitted within 30 calendar days from result notification.

                                    Review applications against artistic appreciation and judgement will not be accepted. The Review Committee will review cases only on grounds of improper processing procedures and/ or rejection of proposal due to the decision being based on inaccurate information. These claims must be substantiated by the unsuccessful applicant by concrete reasons.

                                    All organisations/persons whose name is on the HKADC Frozen List may follow the above procedures to submit a review application.

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