Events
The 7th Animation Support Programme – Last call for online registration for FREE training programmes scheduled for 29 and 31 May    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 7th Animation Support Programme (ASP) organises two training programmes on 29 and 31 May 2019. Open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis. 
 
The 7th ASP is also calling for applications from local animation start-ups and small animation companies to produce their original animations through financial subsidies, training and mentoring.  DEADLINE for applications: 6 June 2019.
 
Business of Design Week 2019 – Invitation for expression of interest for City Programme    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2019 calls for expression of interest (EOI) to organise events for its City Programme (CityProg) 2019.
 
CityProg is a design-led citywide programme that celebrates design value and thinking. The 2019 edition continues to have various engaging programmes all year round with its peak in November to December 2019 and major happenings during the BODW 2019 period, i.e. 30 November to 8 December 2019. 
 
Information kit and EOI form are available on the project organiser’s website. DEADLINE for submission of EOI: 31 May 2019.
 
3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Calls for FREE online registration for FREE Career Talk scheduled for 28 May    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme organises its 3rd Career Talk on 28 May 2019.  Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.
 
Concurrently, the Support Scheme is calling for FREE online applications by 2017 - 2019 local fresh graduates from digital entertainment-related disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training in local digital entertainment companies.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Response Exhibition of the 16th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition organises a public talk for its response exhibition on 8 June 2019.  FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Concurrently, Part II of the response exhibition at Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre is held until 23 June 2019. Opens for FREE admission.
 
4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Calls for FREE online applications by graduates for full-time employment cum on-the-job training    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme is calling for FREE online applications by 2017 - 2019 local fresh graduates from digital advertising-related disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training in local digital advertising companies. 
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition holds its Hong Kong stop on 7 to 24 August 2019 to exhibit the works of some 30 Hong Kong comics artists, with sharing sessions and live drawing demonstrations hosted by overseas comics professionals and comics artists respectively.  
 
The exhibition is open for FREE Admission, while sharing sessions and live drawing demontrations are open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Schedule and registration details of the sharing sessions and live drawing demonstrations are available on the project organiser’s website in due course.
 
Redress Design Award 2019 – Alumni networking event on 6 June    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Redress Design Award 2019 organises an alumni networking event on 6 June 2019 for past participants of the Redress Design Award to share information on the latest trends of sustainable fashion design. Opens to past participants by invitation only.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards 2019 organises a symposium on 21 June 2019 with renowned architects from the Belt and Road countries and the cross-strait regions as speakers.  Opens for registration. Full-time students may register for FREE on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme – Calls for registration by local companies and interested graduates

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme (DGESS) invites local companies engaged in design related businesses to provide full-time on-the-job training for fresh graduates from design-related disciplines (graduate employees).  Employing companies receive a subsidy for a maximum of 12 months as part of their graduate employees’ monthly salary. DEADLINE for company applications: 24 June 2019.
 
Concurrently, the DGESS accepts FREE online registration by interested graduates.
 

Supported by CreateHK, the International Organisation for Standardisation’s Technical Committees 130 (ISO/TC 130) 33rd Working Groups Meeting is held in Hong Kong on 27 to 31 May 2019 with global experts to share experience in developing international standards in the field of printing and graphic technologies (ISO/TC 130).  Admission is open to trade professionals by invitation only.
 
This is the first time for the ISO/TC 130 Working Groups Meeting held in Hong Kong.
 
Cross-Straits-Four-Regions Conference for Printing Industry – Regional conference in Hong Kong on 17 July

Supported by CreateHK, the Cross-Straits-Four-Regions Conference for Printing Industry is held in Hong Kong on 17 July 2019 for printing professionals in the cross-strait regions to explore the business opportunities brought by the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Admission is open to trade professionals by invitation only. More details will be announced on the organiser’s website.
 
Ear Up Record Label Creation and Incubation Programme 19/20 – Online registration for showcases and forums

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Record Label Creation and Incubation Programme 19/20 organises three pitching showcases on 5 to 7 June 2019 and three international music industry forums with sharing by local, Mainland and overseas music professionals on 5 and 6 June 2019.  Both showcases and forums are open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2019 – Exhibitions of winning products in Hong Kong and Tokyo

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2019 organises roving exhibitions of the winning products in Hong Kong and Tokyo from late May 2019 onwards, with schedule as below: 
  • Late May onwards at Trade and Industry Tower;
  • 31 May to 10 June 2019 at Times Square; and
  • 26 to 28 June 2019 at Lifestyle Expo Tokyo. 
The roving exhibitions in Hong Kong are open for FREE public admission, while the Lifestyle Expo Tokyo is open to trade by registration.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the HKDA Global Design Awards 2018 organises a winners seminar on 1 June 2019 for winners to introduce their works. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis
 
Exhibition of the winning products is also organised in the following venue from May to June 2019.  Opens for FREE admission -
  • 20 May to 12 June at Kangli City, Shenzhen
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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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Creative Initiatives 2019 – Business of Design from DTC to GBA organises mission trips for creative industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, with the Zhuhai stop scheduled for June and the Shenzhen trip to be confirmed.  Details will be announced on the project organiser’s Facebook page . 

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Knowledge of Design Week 2019 – Forums and workshops on 17 to 21 June

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Knowledge of Design Week 2019 is held on 17 to 21 June 2019 with forums and workshops.  Admission by tickets. 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2019 is calling for entries from local young innovative designers and design graduates aged 35 or below.  DEADLINE: 27 June 2019.
 
The DFA Awards 2019, which is also sponsored by CreateHK to recognise outstanding design projects and elites, is calling for entries.  DEADLINE: 28 June 2019.
 
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Designing Future Techstyle – Various activities in June to October

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Designing Future Techstyle  organises the following activities from June to October 2019:
  • 24 to 26 June: Techstyle workshops.  Open to public for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis;
  • 28 June: Designing Future TechStyle International Symposium 2019.  Opens to public for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis;
  • 28 June: Awards Presentation Ceremony of Techstyle for Social Good Competition. Admission by invitation only; and
  • 28 June to 28 August and 9 September to 9 October: Exhibition for the Techstyle for Social Good Competition.  Opens to public for FREE Admission.
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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.
 

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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: 15 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.
 
The 23rd Innovative Entrepreneur Award – Calls for applications

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Supported by CreateHK, the 23rd Innovative Entrepreneur Award, which aims to recognise the accomplishment and contribution of innovative entrepreneurs, is calling for applications. DEADLINE: 19 May 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.
 
Ear Up Tour – Mainland 2019 – Performances in Greater Bay Area cities until November

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Tour – Mainland 2019 arranges a total of 16 singers/ groups to perform in the tertiary institutes and live houses in Foshan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhongshan until November 2019. 
 
6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) – Original microfilms available on website for public viewing

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) (Microfilm Support Scheme) supports advertising production start-ups to produce their original microfilms, which are available on the project website for public viewing.
 
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The 30th Hong Kong Print Awards – Roving exhibitions to showcase winning entries

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Supported by CreateHK, the 30th Hong Kong Print Awards organises roving exhibitions for the winning entries until 30 June 2019. FREE admission.
 
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