Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborates with Tate Modern of the UK for the first time to launch the ‘Hong Kong Scholarship on Curatorial Attachment to Public Programmes at Tate Modern 2017’. The Programme provides curatorial attachment opportunity to local potential and experienced curators/ arts managers to further develop their professional skills and network. It is now open for application.
‘Hong Kong Scholarship on Curatorial Attachment to Public Programmes at Tate Modern 2017’ will offer one attachment place for about 22 weeks on a full-time basis from September 2017 to February 2018 in the Public Programme team of the Tate Modern. The actual placement period will be finalised between the selected candidate and the Tate Modern. The selected candidate will mainly participate in the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of the public programmes of the Tate Exchange. With the help of the Tate Modern, the selected candidate will also have the chance to visit other cultural institutes in order to enrich his/her attachment experience. A bursary of HK$168,000 will be provided to the successful candidate to cover accommodation, transportation, subsistence during the placement period and one economy class return flight ticket.
The said Programme is part of the Arts Administrators’ Training Projects which are supported by the Home Affairs Bureau. The Projects aim at supporting local arts practitioners with different degree of experience to receive professional training in order to nurture future arts and cultural professionals in Hong Kong and to meet the growing needs of arts talents.
Interested practitioners are advised to refer to the specific guidelines and form of application. Both documents can now be obtained from the HKADC Administration Office (10/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong) or downloaded from the HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office by 6:00pm on 7 April 2017 (Friday) the latest. Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or email will not be processed. For enquiries, please contact Ms Lui of the HKADC at 2820 1090 or [email protected].
About Tate Modern
Tate Modern is one of four Tate galleries around the UK, and part of a wider network of partner institutions – the Plus Tate network – which champion the visual arts in the UK. Tate manages a growing national collection of over 70,000 works of art, acquired and cared for on behalf of the public and shown in venues throughout the UK and across the world. Tate Modern is the world’s most popular museum of modern and contemporary art, attracting around 5 million visitors each year. Located in the former Bankside Power Station of the United Kingdom, it opened to the public in May 2000. In June 2016 the new Switch House building added 60% more display space to Tate Modern. For more information about Tate Modern, please visit: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern.
About Tate Exchange
Tate Exchange is a new civic space, which opens on 28 September 2016, in the Tate Modern Switch House. It is a place for the public to drop in for a lecture, share a cup of tea with a friend, enjoy a chance encounter with a pop-up work of art, and join the debate. Tate Exchange is an open experiment, an ongoing programme of events developed by artists, practitioners, and associates, both within and beyond the arts sector, aimed at building a dialogue around art, society, and the wider issues facing everyone today. In short, it is a space for collaborative and innovative projects and a forum for anyone and everyone to get involved with art in new and unexpected ways. For more information about Tate Exchange, please visit: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/new-tate-modern/art/tate-exchange.