WMA Commission Call For Proposals – Mobility

WMA Commission invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new research based photography work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of MOBILITY. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme MOBILITY and to HONG KONG.

Submission Period October 15, 2016 – December 15, 2016

A five-member Selection Panel will choose the WMA Commission recipient, who will be awarded a HKD$250,000 grant which will contribute towards production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work which will be entered into the WMA Collection. The WMA Commission is a part of the WMA programme.

By facilitating and supporting original, creative interpretations of MOBILITY the WMA Commission encourages a unique perspective on how Hong Kong is affected by an issue that has global implications, while increasing public awareness and knowledge.

Project period: June 2017 – June 2018

The selection panel will pick out a number of finalists to submit a full length proposal and the finalists will be interviewed by the panel.

Objective of the Commission

The WMA Commission is committed to programs and activities that foster deeper understanding of issues facing Hong Kong. The grant brings focus to the issue of MOBILITY through photographic artistic means introducing new perspective and expanding public awareness and knowledge. It presents the opportunity to explore the particularities of this global issue as it specifically relates to Hong Kong.

About the WMA Programme

The WMA Programme is multi-dimensional and includes the WMA Masters, WMA Commission, WMA Open and WMA Student. The WMA programme is a non-profit series of events and programmes that were developed to generate awareness and engage the public on socially-relevant issues of great importance to Hong Kong. The WMA Masters’ 2012 inaugural theme was POVERTY, followed by AIR, WASTE and IDENTITY. The theme of 2016/17 cycle is MOBILITY.

The WMA Programme is a WYNG Foundation initiative.

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