The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art

1a space

Sep. 1, 2019, 12:00 am

Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

1a space aims to provide young and emerging curator and artists a platform and resources for implementing conceptual and experimental art project. The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art encourages local and international talents with curatorial guidance, training and advice to help actualize their artistic project. To enhance regional and international idea exchange and dialogues, the project will be divided into two parts to engage with talents from different part of the world. Projects that take innovative curatorial approaches and experimental formats will be encouraged.

【Part 1: Open Call for Artist/Curator (Pan-Asia/Belt and Road regions)】

▶Exhibition period: September – October 2019 (exhibition duration not less than 6 weeks)
▶Application deadline: 28th July 2019 24:00 HKT
▶Announcement of result: early August 2019

With the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning, the programme provides deserving curatorial talent or curatorial team/ artist or artist group a platform and necessary resources to realize an innovative and experimental project to fill the gap between larger public institutions and commercial ventures. The aim of this curatorial residency programme is to promote arts in Hong Kong with international collaborations and to enhance international curatorial research in Hong Kong. The first Open Call in 2019 autumn will start with inviting 1 art talent/art unit from the Pan-Asia region and “Belt and Road” regions. For countries included in the “Belt and Road” regions, please refer to : https://urlzs.com/Tgjji

An honorarium will be provided for selected artist/curator. 1a space provides allowance for flight tickets (for non-Hong Kong curator(s)/artist(s) only), accommodation (for non-Hong Kong curator(s)/artist(s) only), exhibition space and production fee to the curator(s)/artist(s), who produces an exhibition in 1a space in September to October with at least 1 related public programming. S/he will organize and present the exhibition and related public programmes within the residence period. For curator scheme, an inclusive of local artist(s) is encouraged.

All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. Applicants will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add or edit an application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified. All the submitted plans and materials will be entrusted confidentially.

Submission Requirements:
•Group and solo exhibition proposals are both welcomed
•Curator/curatorial team/artist from Pan-Asia region and “Belt and Road” regions
•A no more than 10-page detailed exhibition proposal that outlines both the curatorial statement, background and plan for the exhibition
•a short synopsis of proposed project
•expectation and objective for joining the project
•Preferred duration of stay and if accepted this can be negotiated according to gallery availability and schedule
•working timeline for the exhibition to open in September – October 2019
•List of participating artist(s) and short bios for each (maximum 4 participating artists)
•A completed Budget Plan with considerations for shipping and/or art production as well as an artist fee
•Curator(s)/artist(s)’CV
•Portfolio of the previous production

▷▷▷To apply, please send us the required documents (in English) via e-mail to [email protected] or by post at Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
If you have any questions, please write to [email protected]

【Part 2: Young Artist Incubator Initiative (Hong Kong)】
▶Exhibition period: January – February 2020 (exhibition duration not less than 6 weeks)
▶Application deadline: 28th July 2019 24:00 HKT
▶Announcement of result: early August 2019

Positioned as an alternative space, 1a space will continue offering young and emerging Hong Kong visual arts practitioners a platform for experimentation, supporting successive generations of new artists by filling the cracks between larger public institutions and commercial ventures. The Young Artist Incubator Initiative aims to recruit and select young and emerging artists/art graduates with great potential to a group exhibition. From constructing curatorial concept to writing a detailed exhibition proposal, selected artists will gain substantial experience and training on developing a mature exhibition plan with an exhibition opportunity contributing to professional career in the arts/art-form.

The Initiative compile with a mentorship process and an exhibition process. Selected artists will receive:

•Regular professional advice, curatorial comments and instructions by veteran curators, artists and member of 1a space’s curatorial panel members.
•Administrative support in constructing and implementing an exhibition plan
•Exhibition opportunity at 1a space gallery
•Production fee of the exhibition/exhibit artworks
•Promotion of the exhibition on 1a space’s audience and media networks

Submission Requirements:
•Individuals residing in Hong Kong
•Individuals who have recently completed an art course/formal training in the arts within 3 year
•With the commitment in launching professional career in the arts
•A no more than 10-page artist CV and portfolio with images of his/her previous artworks
•Expectation and objective for joining the project
•Priority will be given to applicants without solo exhibition experience

▷▷▷To apply, please send us the required documents (in English) via e-mail to: [email protected] or by post at Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.oneaspace.org.hk

If you have any questions, please write to: [email protected]

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