If our school cannot meet all of the requirements listed by M+ (such as programme dates and timeslots, number and form of students, electricity requirements, etc.), will M+ still consider our application?
Yes. Your school is welcome to submit an application. However, schools that are able to fulfill all requirements will be given priority.
What is the difference between the Artist-led Activities and Artist-led Community Activities ? Is it compulsory for the school to join the Artist-led Community Activities ? Does the group of students attending each of these activities need to be the same?
Artist-led Community Activities are part of the M+ Rover programme and act as an extension of the Artist-led Activities . Each of the artist-led activities gives students a unique experience. In the Artist-led Activities , students become the co-producers who contribute to the artist’s work; in the Artist-led Community Activities , students take on the role of facilitators of the artist’s work, initiating dialogues and activities with the public as their own understanding of the work deepens. Ideally, the group of students participating in these activities would be the same, in order to make the learning experience more complete.
Is this programme only open to students studying visual arts or those with previous experience in art?
The aim of this programme is to nurture students’ interest in visual art and culture. We welcome all students in F.3 to F.6, with or without prior experience in art. The teacher-in-charge is also welcome to join the experience with the students.
Are the pre-workshop classroom activities compulsory for all participating students? And what is the content of these activities?
Participation in pre-workshop activities is optional. The aim of these activities is to introduce the participating artist and participatory art practices so that students are able to easily engage with the Artist-led Activities and M+ Rover experience. Schools are required to arrange a classroom with A/V equipment and a group of at least 15 F.3 to F.6 participating students to ensure that the Artist-led Activities can be facilitated smoothly. M+ will arrange dates and times once the schedule for in-school activities is confirmed.
What are the opening hours of the M+ Rover exhibition? Who can visit? Are docent services available?
All teachers and students are welcome to visit the exhibition during lunch time and recess. We also provide guided tours for students during class periods, regardless of the subject. Each tour is limited to 40 participants. The duration is approximately 20 minutes. School teachers should submit a tour timetable to M+ for further arrangement after confirming the date of in-school activities.
What is the role of the teacher-in-charge during activities? What kind of preparation is needed?
The teacher-in-charge is responsible for all coordination work prior to the programme (e.g., ensuring that all venue and electricity requirements are met by the school, submitting tour timetables and selecting participating students). During the programme, the teacher-in-charge should accompany students for all activities (inside and outside the school area) and assist by facilitating the attendance of participating students.
If our school would like M+ Rover to be stationed for more than 1 day, is this possible?
Schools are welcome to request for M+ Rover to be stationed for more than 1 day if the campus has overnight parking facilities for the trailer. Your request will be accommodated depending on availability and parking facilities.
Our school would like to join the programme but our campus cannot meet the venue and other requirements. Can M+ make other arrangements for us?
If your school’s campus cannot accommodate the M+ Rover, you could explore the possibility of partnering with schools nearby. Additionally, we recommend that students and teachers visit M+ Rover as members of the public when M+ Rover is stationed in local communities during the Artist-led Community Activities. Details of our community sessions will be announced on our website nearer the time.
What selection criteria are used to select schools?
M+ will engage as many schools in the programme as possible as long as they meet the basic venue requirements. If the number of applications exceeds the quota that can be accommodated, schools will be selected based on their past experience of coordinating similar art and cultural activities.
Will schools that have participated in previous editions of M+ Rover be considered for M+ Rover 2018?
Yes. Every year, M+ commissions new creative practitioners from different fields of visual culture to develop school programmes. Schools that have participated in previous programmes are welcome to submit new applications each year.
Will M+ provide a shuttle bus service for students and teachers attending Artist-led Community Activity?
A modest transportation subsidy is available on request. Please download the application form here for details.
What are the inclement weather arrangements for M+ Rover activities?
Three hours before the commencement of an activity: M+ Rover activities will be cancelled if a Red/Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or an announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above will be hoisted. All programmes scheduled for that day, including those due to take place after the signal has been lowered, will be cancelled. During an activity: All outdoor programmes will be suspended if a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or a Red/Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued. Depending on conditions, M+ will decide whether the activity will be continued or cancelled. M+ reserves the right to cancel all activities under other inclement weather conditions.