Hong Kong Arts Centre “Via North Point” Open Call for Creative Community Space Proposals

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Calling all creative talents in town! Be An Imagineer!

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media
OutReach
– 26 January 2021 – Have you ever thought about transforming your ideas
into an art installation in urban community spaces? Here comes the chance! Organized
by the Hong Kong Arts Centre (“HKAC”)
and funded by Urban Renewal Fund, “Via
North Point”
,
a public art and community initiative that carries the
mission of urban revitalization would like to hear from you. Its Call for Creative Community Space Proposals
(“Open Call”) welcomes talents from
all walks of life — along with artists, creatives and architects — to submit
your proposal to breathe new life into the public spaces!

 

Hong Kong Arts Centre "Via North Point" Open Call for Creative Community Space Proposals

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After months of collection of opinions, practical experience and accumulation
of knowledge in diversified activities, such as “Your SAY!”, “Community
Wanderer — Guided Tour Design and Training Workshop “, and “Urban Design Lab
Online Exhibition”, it is time to materialize the ideas into reality for the unique “Via
North Point” project
.

Hong Kong Arts Centre "Via North Point" Open Call for Creative Community Space Proposals

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The Open
Call
aims
to stimulate greater social interaction through public participation, and local
creative talents as individuals, a company or a team are welcome to submit their
proposals. Selected proposals will be commissioned and showcased in the
month-long Finale Festival in September 2021. Envision a new life for the urban
spaces. Take action and “Be an Imagineer” NOW!

 

Open
Call for Creative Community Space Proposals

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Submission Period

From now until 18:00 (Hong Kong time), 22 February 2021 (Monday)

Target Participants

Creative talents, artists, architects, academic organizations or
individuals forming new collectives are all welcome

General Design Considerations for Creative Work

●      Offer multiple ways for users to
interact with and stimulate greater social interaction

●      Explore the multipurpose uses of
public spaces and respond creatively to the neighborhood needs

●      Enhance community vitality and
spatial experience

For details please see: www.via-northpoint.hk/opencall/

Locations

Designated
locations:

●      Sitting-out Area across Chun
Yeung Street and Tong Shui Road

●      Pavilion at North Point
Promenade

 

Other suggested locations*:

●      Ground area under HF61
footbridge

●      Junction area between North
Point Road and Java Road

●      North Point Public Pier

●      Tong Shui Road Garden

●      Junction area between Tong Shui
Road and North Point Estate Lane

●      Kam Ping Street

 

* Not limited to
other suggested locations within the outlined area

Submission Method

For
details, please find the attachment of design brief and visit the website of
Via North Point at www.via-northpoint.hk/opencall/

Email
: vianp@hkac.org.hk.

Selection Process

20
eligible submissions (maximum) will be shortlisted by the HKAC and reviewed
by the Selection Panel for public voting

Important Dates

●      Deadline for proposal submission:

18:00, 22 February 2021 (Hong Kong time)

●      Notification of results of
shortlisted participants:

Early March 2021

●      Review of Shortlisted Proposals
by the Selection Panel:

Mid-March, 2021

●      Result Announcement:

Late-March, 2021

●      Installation and setup of the
commissioned creative work:

April — August 2021

●      Creative works open to public at
Finale Festival:

September 2021

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HKAC is planning to launch
“North Point Meet & Greet — A day of life in the neighbourhood” discussion
session in this coming Friday (January 29, 2021) so as to facilitate direct
communication between potential applicants and different stakeholders in North
Point. This may help creative talents to come up with proposals in response to
the users with different lifestyles in the community. General public are
welcome to join. Details are as follows:

North Point Meet & Greet — A
day of life in the neighbourhood
  on 29 January, 2021

Date

29 January 2021 (Friday)

Time

13:00 to 14:00

Format

Zoom

Registration

https://forms.gle/LeGVeQ4sUb9HYCro9

Via North Point Weekend in February

In spite of the
continual outbreak of coronavirus, the first 【Via North Point Weekend】 was successfully
held in December 2020, along with a series of activities, including online
community tour and online workshops. In February, 【Via North Point Weekend】 will
continue to fill up your weekends with more diverse activities. Details and
registration to be announced on Facebook and Instagram of “Via North Point”
soon — Stay Tuned!

*Programmes
and events are subject to change without prior notice.

Arrangements
are subject to the latest announcement by HKAC. For more details, please visit:

Website        :           www.via-northpoint.hk

Facebook     :            路過北角Via
North Point

Instagram    :            @vianorthpoint

YouTube       :            www.youtube.com/channel/UCz20dDmB8In4IfQ1vu3Z5vw

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