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【 The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art - International 】 OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSAL !

1a space aims to provide young and emerging curator and artists a platform and resources for implementing conceptual and experimental art project. The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art encourages local and international talents with curatorial guidance, training and advice to help actualize their artistic project. To enhance regional and international idea exchange and dialogues, the project will be divided into two parts to engage with talents from different part of the world. Projects that take innovative curatorial approaches and experimental formats will be encouraged. ----- Part 1: Open Call for Artist/Curator (Pan-Asia/Belt and Road regions) has been successfully completed in October 2019. Selected artist: Daniel Chong (Singapore) ----- Part 2: Open Call for Artist/Curator : International ▶Exhibition period: April 2020 (exhibition duration not less than 6 weeks) ▶Application deadline: 2 February 2020 11:59pm Hong Kong Time ▶Announcement of result: March 2020 With the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning, the programme provides deserving curatorial talent or curatorial team/ artist or artist group a platform and necessary resources to realize an innovative and experimental project to fill the gap between larger public institutions and commercial ventures. The aim of this curatorial residency programme is to promote arts in Hong Kong with international collaborations and to enhance international curatorial research in Hong Kong. An honorarium will be provided for selected artist/curator. 1a space provides allowance for flight tickets (for non-Hong Kong curator(s)/artist(s) only), accommodation (for non-Hong Kong curator(s)/artist(s) only), exhibition space and production fee to the curator(s)/artist(s), who produces an exhibition in 1a space in April with at least 1 related public programming. S/he will organize and present the exhibition and related public programmes within the residence period. For curator scheme, an inclusive of local artist(s) is encouraged. All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. Applicants will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add or edit an application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified. All the submitted plans and materials will be entrusted confidentially. ▶Submission Requirements: - Group and solo exhibition proposals are both welcomed - Curator/curatorial team/artist from international regions - A no more than 10-page detailed exhibition proposal that outlines both the curatorial statement, background and plan for the exhibition - a short synopsis of proposed project - expectation and objective for joining the project - A preferred duration of stay and if accepted this can be negotiated according to gallery availability and schedule - a working timeline for the exhibition to open in April 2020 - List of participating artist(s) and short bios for each (maximum 4 participating artist) - A completed Budget Plan with considerations for shipping and/or art production as well as artist fee - Curator(s)/artist(s)’CV - Portfolio of previous production ▷▷To apply, please send us the required documents (in English) via e-mail to: or by post at Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong For more information, please visit our website: If you have any questions, please write to:

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