The 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. 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. The HKD$250,000 award grant covers artist fee, creation (including such activities as research, travel and production; resources such as an assistant or translator and daily expenses) and a public event. It does not include accommodation for overseas artists or venue costs for public presentation, which are covered by the organisers. Overseas participants should ensure that they are able to stay for at least one month for the project and also set aside time for the public presentation.
Submission Period – October 15, 2016 – December 15, 2016.
Project period – June 2017 – June 2018 (1 year period)
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, the WMA Open, a series of talk-programmes and student engagement projects. 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.