Events
CreateSmart Initiative Exhibition – 4th stop at D2 Place Two until 5 August

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Organised by CreateHK, the CreateSmart Initiative Exhibition stages the fourth and last stop at D2 Place Two until 5 August 2019, with creative workshops on every Saturday and Sunday during the exhibition period. FREE admission.  
 
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6th First Feature Film Initiative – Applications close on 15 August

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Launched by Create Hong Kong, the 6th First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI) is calling for applications. DEADLINE: 15 August 2019. 
 
7th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) – Last call for FREE online registration for project briefing session scheduled for 24 July    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 7th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) organises a project briefing session on 24 July 2019. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
The Support Scheme supports local advertising production companies, paired up with local singers, to produce their original microfilms. Its two tiers respectively support advertising production start-ups with not more than six years of history and advertising production companies with not more than 12 years of history. Application DEADLINE:16 August 2019.
 
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Creative Initiatives 2019 – Business of Design from DTC to GBA – Last call for FREE online registration for NEXXT    New
 

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Creative Initiatives 2019 – Business of Design from DTC to GBA calls for FREE online registrations for participation in the co-creation of products under the brand of “NEXT BY D TWINCITIES” (NEXXT) by Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macao and Zhuhai’s  designers/brands/manufacturers. DEADLINE: 28 July 2019.
 
Incubation GBA 2019 – Last call for second round of applications    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Incubation GBA 2019 supports creative companies to establish their footings in Shenzhen. Calls for second round of applications. DEADLINE: 31 July 2019.
 
CENTRESTAGE – Exhibition on 4 to 7 September    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the CENTRESTAGE organises a fashion exhibition, fashion shows and seminars on 4 to 7 September 2019 to promote fashion designs. The fashion exhibition is open for FREE admission.
 
The 2nd Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards (2018-2019) (“Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2019”) – Showcase of winning entries at local bookstores until 24 October    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2019 showcases the winning entries at a number of local major bookstores until 24 October 2019.
 
Some of the winning entries are also displayed at Hong Kong Pavilion set up at South China Book Festival and Beijing International Book Fair scheduled for August 2019.
 
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Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 – Calls for online participation in #AddYourMicroPark    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 invites public to contribute to the online database by sharing their favourite #parkmoments, #parkplants, #parkmaterials, #playequipment and #parkmaterials. 
 
The Design Trust Futures Studio 2018 carries the theme “PLAY IS FOR THE PEOPLE” to realise practical yet playful micro-parks in four locations in Hong Kong.
 
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Design Spectrum – First round of exhibition, showcases and extended activities until 15 November

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum organises first round of activities with following exhibition, showcases and extended activities until 15 November 2019 to promote good design, design thinking and design appreciation:
 
I) Open for FREE admission -
  • Until 27 July – Display of Commission Work - The Flower Plaque x William Lim;
  • Until 8 September – “Material Modernity: Incredible Bamboo, Paper & Wood” Exhibition; and
  • Until 15 November - Design Showcase by Local Design Power;
II) Open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis -
  • 25 July - Designer Sharing – “Material Modernity” by Freeman Lau, Hong Kong designer and Zhang Lei, Hangzhou product designer;
  • 10 August - IDK Design Thinking Workshop: Materials Inspired by Nature; and
  •  24 August - Design lifestyle workshop co-run by local designers.
Public guided tours of 7 Mallory Street will also be provided on 28 July, and 4, 18 and 31 August. Registration details to be announced on project website.
 
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Yes! Kids Can – Creative Festival on 17 to 25 August

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Yes! Kids Can organises a Creative Festival on 17 to 25 August 2019 with sharing sessions, movie screenings and creative workshops, as well as an exhibition to showcase the works of the primary school students participating in the project’s school outreach programme and summer camps.  The exhibition is open for FREE admission.
 
deTour 2019 – Calls for creative proposals

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Sponsored by CreateHK, deTour 2019 is calling for creative proposals of installations and exhibitions under the theme “NEW OLD. OLD NEW” for its Creative Festival scheduled for 29 November to 8 December 2019.  DEADLINE: 30 August 2019. 
 
Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2019 – Tickets on sale for international conference on 5 to 6 September

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2019 organises an international conference on 5 to 6 September 2019 to exchange insights on the latest sustainable fashion trends. Tickets are on sale.
 
The projects also organises the Fashion Future Challenge Award for students from local universities and tertiary institutions. Application starts in September 2019. DEADLINE: 14 February 2020.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Once Upon a Time, Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition organises the second phase in Hong Kong with an exhibition on 7 August to 3 September 2019, and a series of extended activities. 
 
The exhibition showcases the works of five participating Hong Kong comics artists and two units of participating Hong Kong comics professionals. Opens for FREE admission.
 
Extended activities, which are open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis, are:
  • 28 July and 25 August: Talks on Rights and Licensing;
  • 11 August: Talk by participating Hong Kong comics artists and professionals; 
  • 17, 18 and 23 August: Talks by overseas comics professionals; 
  • 17 and 18 August: Live drawing demonstrations by overseas comics artists; and
  • 18 August: Comics Critique by overseas comics professionals.

Ear Up Tour – Mainland 2019 – Performance in Foshan on 25 August

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Tour – Mainland 2019 arranges a total of 6  singers/ groups to publicly perform in Foshan on 25 August 2019 to promote Hong Kong’s original music. 
 
Dates of other stops are:
  • 21 September: Shenzhen;
  • 26 October: Zhongshan; and
  • 2 November: Guangzhou
All stops are open for FREE admission.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2nd DLAB Support Scheme supports local design start-ups and SMEs to promote their design IPs through training, workshops, mentoring, and exhibition at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show 2020 at discounted rate. Calls for FREE online applications by interested design start-ups and SMEs.  DEADLINE: 8 August 2019.
 
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Designing Future Techstyle – Exhibitions of winning entries of Techstyle for Social Good Competition until 22 September

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Designing Future Techstyle  organises two exhibitions for winning entries of the Techstyle for Social Good Competition, with schedule as below: 
  • Until 26 August: The Mills; and
  • 27 August to 22 September: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 
Open to public for FREE Admission.
 
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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Soaring Creativity sets up Hong Kong Pavilion at the South China Book Festival in Guangzhou on 16 to 20 August 2019. Opens for FREE admission.
 
Similar Hong Kong Pavilion will also be set up at the following international book fairs in 2019:
  • 21 to 25 August: Beijing International Book Fair; and
  • 16 to 20 October: Frankfurt Book Fair.
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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Fashion Express organises the following activities: 
  • 8 to 23 August: Roving exhibition at D2 Place and fashion truck in Hong Kong. Both are open for FREE public admission; and
  • 30 August and 6 September: Sharing and movie screenings at D2 Place, Hong Kong. Open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.
6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) – Broadcast of original microfilms on Now Baogu Movies until September

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) supports local advertising production start-ups to produce a total of 27 original microfilms, which are broadcast on Now Baogu Movies Channel at around 0:00am on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday until 1 September 2019. 
 
The microfilms are also available on the project website for public viewing.
 
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Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme / 4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme  / 3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme - Calls for FREE online applications by graduates for full-time employment cum on-the-job training

Sponsored by CreateHK, the following support schemes provide opportunities for graduates of relevant disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training:
- Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme;
- 4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme; and
- 3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme.
 
Call for FREE online applications from 2017 – 2019 local fresh graduates.
 
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4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme

3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme 

Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2019 – Exhibition of winning products until 31 August

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2019 organises roving exhibitions of the winning products, with the last stop lasts until 31 August 2019. FREE admission.
 
InnoCanival 2019 – Various activities on 26 October to 3 November

Supported by CreateHK, the InnoCarnival 2019 offers workshops, talks, guided tours and other activities on 26 October to 3 November 2019. Details will be announced on the project website.
 
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Ear Up Music Global 2018/19 – Veteran and budding musicians participate in Munich and Seoul music festivals in August and September

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Music Global 2018/19 supports Hong Kong veteran and budding musicians to perform in the following overseas music festivals –
  • 13 to 18 August: THEATRON Musiksommer in Munich; and
  • September: Zandari Festa in Seoul.
The list of performing musicians can be found on the project website. More details of their finale concert in Hong Kong will also be announced in due course.
 
“We Together! Secure Data!” Poster Design Contest – Deadline for applications extended to 29 July

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Organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre, the “We Together! Secure Data!” Poster Design Contest is calling for entries.  DEADLINE extended to: 29 July 2019.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 21st Digicon6 ASIA Awards – Hong Kong calls for applications. Its Gold Award winner will be nominated to compete in the 21st DigiCon6 ASIA Awards. 
 
The 21st DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Presentation Ceremony will be held in Hong Kong on 30 November 2019.  It is the first time for the awards presentation ceremony of DigiCon6 ASIA Awards to be held outside of Japan.
 
Application DEADLINE for 21st DigiCon6 ASIA Awards – Hong Kong: 8 August 2019.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ani-Com Park Phase II is located at the promenade and open space near Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai with 36 sculptures of local comics characters.  A dedicated mobile app with augmented reality (AR) function is also available for visitors to take photos with the comics characters. 
 
The Ani-Com Park is open for FREE visit.
 
Enhancement Programme of the Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars (“Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars”) – Calls for applications for guided tours and workshops for students in 2019

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars organises FREE guided tours and workshops for local secondary and primary students. Accepts applications for the tours and workshops from 28 October to 6 December 2019 via school on a first-come-first-served basis.  
 
The Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars is located at the Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui, with 30 sculptures of local comics characters and bronze handprints of 10 distinguished local comics artists. Opens for FREE visit.