Hong Kong Arts Centre Open House – Student Volunteers needed

1 May

Open_House_2013The annual Open House is Hong Kong Arts Centre’s annual event when visitors are able to access every corner of this distinctive contemporary art hub and interact with tenants of diverse artistic specialties, enriching their artistic experience. A variety of programmes have been lined up, including the HKAC presented hot show, “Street Music”, 18th ifva awards showcase, interdisciplinary installation performance, contemporary visual art exhibition and Hong Kong Art School Open Day. With happenings scheduled every hour of the day, visitors are guaranteed a whole day enjoyment at this energetic and fun-filled art carnival!

street musicThe Hong Kong Arts Centre is now recruiting energetic young art lovers to help greet visitors and to provide assistance in the overall smooth running of the Open House.

Open_House2Who can apply?
– Undergraduate / tertiary students in any field of study
– Have an interest in arts, is enthusiastic, friendly, active, outgoing, and with strong interpersonal skills
– Excellent command in English, Cantonese and Mandarin

How do volunteers get involved?
– Greet visitors & distribute the Open House Booklet
– Direct visitors to event locations
– Answer general enquiries
– Provide assistance to the overall smooth running of the Open House

This is an excellent opportunity for young art lovers to participate and get an chance to explore this spectacular art event! The Hong Kong Arts Centre’s target audiences are guests from Hong Kong Art Basel and the general public.

If you are interested, please visit this web page, download and complete the application form and return to nwong@hkac.org.hk on or before 10 May 2013 (Friday) (Subject please specify “Application to HKAC Open House 2013 Student Volunteer”)

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Nixon Wong by phone at 2582 0211 or by email at nwong@hkac.org.hk

Date: 25 May 2013 (registration closes on 10 May)

Time: 10am-8pm

Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

About the Hong Kong Arts Centre :
hk arts centre logoEstablished in 1977, Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) is a self-funding organization whose mission is to promote contemporary arts and culture within Hong Kong and beyond. The Centre provides a wide range of programmes featuring local and overseas artists, with facilities including theatres, a cinema, galleries, classrooms, studios, a café and office space. As a non-profit body, HKAC relies heavily on donations, rental income, arts course fees and box office income.

Hong Kong Arts Centre is committed to nurturing creativity, arts and cultural engagement through its two-pronged approach; promoting contemporary performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts and providing lifelong and wide-reaching arts education. Home to artists’ creative exploration, the Centre has featured numerous programmes in the presentation of various art forms, including film and video programmes, visual arts and performing arts programmes. It also presents conferences, seminars, art festivals and public art projects all through the year.

Its education arm, the Hong Kong Art School, established in 2000, is an accredited institute staffed by a group of dedicated artists, who are active and distinguished practitioners in the field. The focus of its award-bearing curriculum lies in four core academic areas, namely, Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre & Drama Education, and its scope covers all academic levels ranging from Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma, Bachelor Degree to Master Degree. The short courses and outreach projects of the School that run parallel to the award-bearing curriculum span an even wider variety of artistic disciplines. With its recent acquisition of a campus site in Shau Kei Wan, the School aims at further bridging art and the community.

For more information about the Hong Kong Arts Centre please visit their website.

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