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October
Applications invited for "Artist-in-residence Scheme 2004/05"

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Local performing artists are invited to participate in the "Artist-in-residence Scheme 2004/05" to conduct artistic programs at selected Leisure and Cultural Services Department venues.

"With this scheme, the department hopes to develop Hong Kong's arts through collaboration with local arts organisations and artists," a spokesman for the department said. "Through establishing their presence at a civic centre over a period, local artists will better understand the tastes of local audiences, develop their communication skills and raise the public's interest in arts through artistic exchange, creative work and experimentation."

The scheme will also help to project civic centres as the cultural focus of the community and encourage the public to participate in community-building activities. It will also give the public contact with performing artists outside their stage performances, thus developing their understanding, interest in and appreciation of the arts.

Locally registered non-profit performing art organisations or ensembles of professional or amateur artists active in Hong Kong with three years of performance experience are invited to apply. They should also be experienced in promoting a specific art form, with proven artistic merit.

The proposed activity should cover one or more of the performing arts, including opera/operatic singing, dance, music, theatrical arts (including drama, mime, puppetry), film/videography/multi-media art. Activities can include performances, workshops, demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions.

Guides and application forms are available at the following cultural venues of the department: Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Sha Tin Town Hall, Tai Po Civic Centre, Ko Shan Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre and Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Interested artists may obtain the information in person from the Audience Building Office of the Cultural Presentations Section, Leisure and Cultural Services Department at the Podium, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, or it can be downloaded from the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp.

Completed application forms should be submitted with supporting information and documents relevant to the proposed activity to the above office not later than 5.30pm on November 7 (Friday). Please write "Artist-in-residence Scheme 2004/05" on the envelope.

For enquiries, call 2268 7321.

End/Wednesday, October 8, 2003

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