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Applications invited for stalls at Arts Corner at Hong Kong Park

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is inviting individuals and subvented non-governmental organisations to apply to operate stalls during the seventh phase of the Arts Corner at Hong Kong Park.

The new round of the Arts Corner will run from noon to 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from January 1 to December 31, 2007.

A total of 10 handicraft stalls and arts service stalls will be set up at the outdoor area near the Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware in Hong Kong Park. Handicrafts and artworks to be offered by handicraft stalls include pottery, straw-weaving works, dough models, paper craftworks, carving works, accessories, floral artworks, sand paintings, cloth artworks and clay works. Services to be provided by arts service stalls include photography, painting, calligraphy, silhouette cutting and sketching/caricature.

Interested parties can submit their applications from tomorrow (November 1) to November 17, with forms available at the Hong Kong Park Management Office on the first floor of Rawlinson House, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong. Applications will be considered by the "Arts Corner" Vetting Panel according to the variety, quality, creativeness, artistic merit and attractiveness of the handicrafts or arts services as well as relevant professional skills possessed by the applicant.

Irrespective of the types of stalls, the first 10 applicants with the highest marks will be accepted and the others will be put on the waiting list in sequence according to their marks. If there are applicants with equal marks, the result will be determined by ballot.

Each successful applicant is required to pay a registration fee of $100 and a deposit of $1,000. The deposit will be forfeited if the stall operation attendance is less than 70% or when the agreement is terminated due to failure in fulfilling the agreement terms. Successful applicants are required to deposit a public liability insurance policy of a minimum of $6.5 million for the contract period.

Completed application forms should be submitted together with copies of relevant proof of professional knowledge in respective fields (if any) and samples of handicrafts or artworks (not more than three pieces) to the Hong Kong Park Management Office before 5.30pm on November 17.

For enquiries, please call 2521 5041.

Ends/Tuesday, October 31, 2006
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