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Applications invited for "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme

     To promote arts and culture in the community and offer a new experience of outdoor performances, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is now inviting applications for the six-month "Open Stage" Pilot Scheme, which will run from July to December.

     Designated outdoor areas at the piazza of three venues of the LCSD - the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC), Sha Tin Town Hall (STTH) and Kwai Tsing Theatre (KTT) - will be available for free for performers to showcase their talents. The scheme will enable the public to appreciate the arts at close range and enrich the cultural ambience of the community.

     Different forms of performing arts including music, dance, mime and juggling are open to application. Performers can be an individual or a group of not more than eight persons. Auditioned and qualified performers may register for a performance session of two hours each from 10am to 10pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, except on dates and times reserved for special activities, on a first-come-first-served basis. Performers and the content of their performances should be similar to what was presented at the audition. Performers who have not auditioned should not take part in the performance.

     An applicant should be a Hong Kong resident aged 18 or above and hold a valid Hong Kong permanent identity card. There is no age limit for performers, who should be holders of valid Hong Kong permanent identity documents or valid travel documents indicating that they are lawfully employable in Hong Kong. The applicant and all performers are requested to attend an audition by a panel. Applications will not be considered if the performers fail to attend.

     Details of the scheme and application forms are available at the respective venues and can also be downloaded from the respective websites. Completed application forms should be sent to the respective venues by post or in person. HKCC enquiries: 2734 2009, website: ; STTH enquiries: 2694 2555, website: ; KTT enquiries: 2406 8192, website: .

Ends/Monday, June 14, 2010

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