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Business of Design Week 2019 – Last call for partners for CityProg 2019 - New
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2019 calls for partners to host design-related events for its CityProg, such as design challenge, open studio, networking reception, workshop, creative market, sharing, talk and exhibition, etc. DEADLINE for online applications: 30 August 2019.
 
The BODW 2019 is held on 2 to 7 December 2019, with the United Kingdom as the partner country.
 
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BODW

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deTour 2019 – Last call for submission of creative proposals - New
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. 
 
SmartHK – Various activities in Guangzhou on 27 August - New
Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2019 edition of SmartHK is organised in Guangzhou on 27 August 2019 with large-scale forums, seminars, exhibitions, business-matching services and other interactive activities to connect Hong Kong’s creative industries and other service sectors with potential clients in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and showcase the Hong Kong’s expertise.  Open for FREE Admission.
Hong Kong Illustration X Original Design Brands Exhibition – Taiwan stop scheduled for 18 to 29 September - New
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Illustration X Original Design Brands Exhibition organises the Taiwan stop on 18 to 29 September, followed by the Shanghai stop on 1 to 23 November 2019.
 
Themed “Illustration, Design, New Form and Art”, the exhibition features the works of some 22 illustrators and IP designers, with extended activities such as sharing sessions and workshops. Schedules of the Taiwan stop’s extended activities are available on the project website.
 
The Taiwan stop of the exhibition is a programme of the Hong Kong Week 2019 @ Taipei.
 
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Hong Kong Week 2019 @ Taipei

 
Ear Up Music Global 2018/19 – Last stop in Seoul in September
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Music Global 2018/19 stages the last performance by 3 units of Hong Kong veteran and budding musicians at the Zandari Festa 2019 in Seoul. Scheduled for 26 to 29 September 2019, the Zandari Festa is open for admission by tickets.
 
The performing musicians in the Seoul stop and those in previous stops in San Francisco, Shanghai and Munich will gather together at the finale concert in Hong Kong.  Details of the final concert will be announced in due course.
 
Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2019 – Launching Ceremony cum Briefing Seminar scheduled for 30 August
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2019 organises the Launching Ceremony cum Briefing Seminar on 30 August 2019 to introduce the award details and for professionals to share their licensing experience. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
Sponsored by CreateHK, the 21st DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Presentation Ceremony is 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.
 
Redress Design Award 2019 – Grand final fashion show on 5 September and other activities until December
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Redress Design Award 2019 stages the grand final fashion show on 5 September 2019 to showcase the works of the 10 finalists.  Their works will also be exhibited in Hong Kong and across the world from October to December.
 
Furthermore, an Alumni Showcase is held at CENTRESTAGE on 4 to 7 September.
 
CENTRESTAGE is open for FREE admission, while grand final fashion show of Redress Design Award is open for admission by invitation.
 
Exhibition schedule of the finalists’ works will be announced on the project website in due course.

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Creative Initiatives 2019 – Business of Design from DTC to GBA – NEXXT exhibition in Shenzhen in December
 
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Creative Initiatives 2019 – Business of Design from DTC to GBA invited Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macao and Zhuhai’s  designers/brands/manufacturers to co-create products under the brand of “NEXT BY D TWINCITIES” (NEXXT). An exhibition will be held in December 2019 in Shenzhen to showcase the works. 
 
CENTRESTAGE – Exhibition and featured events on 4 to 7 September
Sponsored by CreateHK, the CENTRESTAGE organises a fashion exhibition, and a series of featured events including the CENTRESTAGE ELITES, the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers Contest, fashion shows and mini parades, seminars, sharing sessions, and a citywide promotion, etc. on 4 to 7 September 2019 to promote fashion designs. The fashion exhibition is open for FREE admission.
 
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
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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#AddYourMicroPark

Design Spectrum – First round of exhibition, showcases and extended activities until 15 November
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 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 -
  • 18 and 31 August – Public guided tours of 7 Mallory Street; and
  •  24 August - Design lifestyle workshop co-run by local designers. 
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Yes! Kids Can – Creative Festival on 17 to 25 August
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Yes! Kids Can organises a Creative Festival on 17 to 25 August 2019 with a concurrent exhibition, showcasing the works of the primary school students participated in the project’s school outreach programme and summer camps.  Opens for FREE admission.
 
Extended activities, which are open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis, are:
  • 17 August – “The Implementation of Design Thinking in Primary Education” Sharing Session;
  • 17 and 18 August – “Changeable Labyrinth” Workshop;
  • 17 and 25 August – “Yes! Kids Film Fest” Movie Screening and Sharing sessions;
  • 17 to 25 August – “Creative Bands” and “Flick and Draw” Fun & Play Experience Workshops;
  • 18 and 25 August – “Little Crowns of Leaves” and “The Family Portrait in Plants” Workshops;
  • 24 August – “Arts Meets Physics – Spin Art and Pendulum Painting” Workshop and “Space For Kids” Talk; and 
  • 25 August – Instilling a “Growth Mindset”- Encouraging Children to Achieve Various Goals’ Talk.
Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2019 – Tickets on sale for international conference on 5 to 6 September
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.
 
Sponsored by CreateHK, the Once Upon a Time, Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition organises the second phase in Hong Kong with an exhibition until 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:
  • 17, 18 and 23 August: Talks by overseas comics professionals; 
  • 17 and 18 August: Live drawing demonstrations by overseas comics artists; 
  • 18 August: Comics Critique by overseas comics professionals; and
  • 25 August: Talks on Rights and Licensing.
Ear Up Tour – Mainland 2019 – Performance in Foshan on 25 August
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.
 
Designing Future Techstyle – Exhibitions of winning entries of Techstyle for Social Good Competition until 22 September
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 (SCBF) in Guangzhou until 20 August 2019, and at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) on 21 to 25 August. 
 
The SCBE is open for FREE admission, while BIBF is open for admission by tickets.
 
The Hong Kong Pavilion will further be set up at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 16 to 20 October 2019.
 
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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Fashion Express organises the following activities: 
  • Until 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.
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
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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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
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.