The West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme (Performing Arts) provides an incubating platform for the development of pioneering learning and participation programmes for the Hong Kong performing arts sector. The aim of the fellowship is to encourage young, aspiring and enthusiastic artists, arts administrators, scholars, researchers and postgraduate students to develop a diverse range of creative arts learning, public participation, community engagement and audience building projects that will expand and contribute to the arts ecology in Hong Kong.

Aims of the fellowship:

  • To encourage the research and development of practice-led initiatives in the areas of arts learning, public participation, community engagement and audience building.
  • To support young talents in developing creative and inspiring projects, and encourage collaboration with artists, arts organisations, schools, institutions, and community groups, across diverse art forms.
  • To develop new pilot models for learning and participation programmes.
  • To generate insightful findings beneficial for the planning and development of the Hong Kong performing arts sector.
  • To incubate creative ideas and foster their realisation.
  • To cultivate wider community interest in the performing arts by promoting audience building and encouraging community engagement in programme planning.
  • To expand the potential audience base for the Hong Kong performing arts sector.

Applications are welcome from young and emerging artists, arts administrators, scholars, researchers and postgraduate students aged below 40. Each successful fellow will receive HK$60,000 for conducting the projects and related activities. A maximum of HK$10,000 for expenses incurred on project related activities can be reimbursed.

Awarded fellows are required to regularly report project progress, submit relevant reports and deliver a presentation in the pitching session upon project completion. Projects showing promising potential may be considered for West Kowloon’s future learning and participation programmes. In such cases, fellows will be invited to further co-develop their projects.

Target participants:
Individual applications are welcome from young artists, arts administrators, scholars, researchers and postgraduate students.

2019 fellowship awardees

Application details for the 2020 fellowship will be announced in late 2019.

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