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Short-term Training Fellowship and Professional Attachment 2020 at Tate of the UK are Now Open for Application

To nurture local arts administration talents, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) launches two training programmes that will take place in Tate, UK, in 2020, namely “Short-term Training Fellowship for Tate Intensive 2020” and “Hong Kong Scholarship for Professional Attachment to Public Programmes at Tate Modern 2020”. They are now open for application. Local experienced arts administrators and curators with potential are welcome to apply for these programmes.

With a view to accommodating the needs in professional enhancement, these two programmes provide diversified overseas training and exchange opportunities to local arts administrators and curators, who have different degree of experience, to further develop their professional skills and networks. The above two programmes are part of the Arts Administrators’ Training Programme supported by the Home Affairs Bureau.

“Short-term Training Fellowship for Tate Intensive 2020”
“Short-term Training Fellowship for Tate Intensive 2020” supports one local arts administrator, who possesses work experience in arts galleries, museums and related cultural institutions, to participate in the Tate Intensive 2020 programme from 5 to 10 July 2020 at Tate, London, UK. The programme includes talks conducted by experienced museum practitioners and arts leaders, workshops, discussions and cultural visits. Under the theme of “The Power of Play”, Tate Intensive 2020 programme explores, in a critical and practical way, how an expanded idea of play might shape arts galleries and museums in the future.

The total value of the fellowship is HK$47,000 which covers the tuition fee (£1,500, approximately HK$16,000) of the Tate Intensive 2020 programme and subsistence allowance at HK$31,000 in total for a round trip economy ticket from Hong Kong to UK, local accommodation, transportation and meals. Applicants are required to possess at least three years of paid work experiences in arts and cultural sector, preferably working with or in arts galleries, museums or related cultural institutions. The application will be closed at 6:00pm on 30 January 2020 (Thursday).

“Hong Kong Scholarship for Professional Attachment to Public Programmes at Tate Modern 2020”
“Hong Kong Scholarship for Professional Attachment to Public Programmes at Tate Modern 2020” will support one local curator or arts manager to take part in a 22-week attachment on a full-time basis from mid-September 2020 to mid-February 2021 in the Public Programme Team at Learning Department of Tate Modern. The selected candidate will attach as assistant curator, contributing to the development, planning, delivery and evaluation of the cross-site public programmes of Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and the strategic partnerships initiative. With the help of 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 selected candidate to cover local accommodation, transportation, subsistence during the placement period and a round trip economy ticket from Hong Kong to UK. Applicants are required to possess at least three years of paid curatorial/programming full-time work experience in arts and cultural sector, preferably with knowledge in public programmes. The application deadline is 6:00pm, 17 February 2020 (Monday).

Interested practitioners could refer to the application guidelines and form which are available on the HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk or at the HKADC Administration Office (10/F, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong). Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office by 6:00pm on the aforesaid application closing dates. 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
Tate’s mission is to increase the public’s enjoyment and understanding of British art from the 16th century to the present day and of international modern and contemporary art. More information on Tate can be found at http://www.tate.org.uk.