Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborates again with Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC) of Australia to launch the ‘Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2018’. The Attachment provides an opportunity to local arts practitioners and producers with potentials to further develop their professional skills and network. It is now open for application.
‘Professional Attachment at OzAsia Festival 2018’ will offer one attachment place for about 22 weeks on a full-time basis from June to mid-November 2018 at the AFC. The actual placement period will be finalised between the selected candidate and the AFC. The selected candidate will mainly participate in festival coordination and programming, production, media marketing and promotion of the OzAsia Festival 2018. With the help of the AFC, 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$208,000 will be provided for the successful candidate to cover accommodation, transportation, subsistence during the placement period and one economy class return flight ticket.
The said Attachment is part of the Arts Administrators’ Training Programmes supported by the Home Affairs Bureau. The Programmes 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 20 December 2017 (Wednesday) 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 Yeung of the HKADC at 2820 1025 or [email protected].
About OzAsia Festival Since 2007, Adelaide Festival Centre has held the two-week OzAsia Festival every year, which features various programmes from Asian countries, including India, Korea, China, Japan and Malaysia etc. The Festival attracts Australian and Asian performers and tourists to gather at Adelaide. The OzAsia Festival 2018 will be held from 26 October to 11 November 2018.
The activities of the Festival are in a wide spectrum. The 2017 Festival programmes featured 50 events, includes 6 world premieres, and 19 Australian premieres. The Festival presented more than 97 professional performances, over 100 community performances, 18 talk events, 21 film screenings, 6 exhibitions and 67 workshops. More than 300 professional artists performed in Adelaide, along with over 400 community artists. HKADC supported Hong Kong artists to participate the Festival in 2016 and 2017. For more information about the OzAsia Festival, please visit: www.ozasiafestival.com.au.