F:A:C:E: Subsidy
F:A:C:E: 鼓勵同學創作,無論是做展覽、拍短片、出版抑或搞講座,都會幫你實現!如果你有任何創作意念,歡迎提交計劃書,F:A:C:E:將會提供協助,包括校內場地、宣傳及製作資助(每個計劃上限為HK$4,000),讓你夢想成真!

F:A:C:E: Subsidy encourages student-initiated projects by providing support to those who are interested in producing their own art works or creative projects in all areas.

Eligibility and Guidelines

1. All HKU full-time students may apply for the Subsidy. Students may apply individually or in groups.
2. The forms of projects may include exhibitions, micro-films/documentaries, performance arts, publications, seminars/talks or any other activities related to arts, culture, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. Submissions in other creative areas are also welcome.
3. Projects should be completed within one year upon approval of the Subsidy.

Subsidy and Resources

1. The maximum amount allocated for each project is $4,000, granted on a reimbursement basis upon successful completion of the project, presentation of original receipts, and evaluation report.
2. Administrative cost of the organising team is not supported by the Subsidy. Purchase of fixed assets (e.g. cameras, lenses) cannot be claimed.
3. In addition to financial assistance, GE will provide support in booking venues and publicity on campus.

Application Methods

 
Step 1Applications should reach GE at least three weeks before the commencement date of the project. There are two application deadlines in each academic year: 15/10 (Sat) for the first semester; and 15/2 (Wed) for the second semester. 

Step 2The project proposal (in English or Chinese) should be submitted to GE by email to gened@hku.hk by the abovementioned deadline and include the following items:
  • Information about the project (project title, objectives, implementation plans, i.e. description of the activities involved, schedule, expected outcome)
  • CV of the key personnel involved
  • Budget (estimated expenditure and income, other sources of financial support, amount requested from F:A:C:E: Subsidy)
Step 3Shortlisted applicants may be invited for interview. Two to three projects will be approved in each semester. Priority will be given to first-time applicants. Application results will be announced three to four weeks after submission.

 

Project Implementation and Completion

  1. During project implementation period, applicants have to report their progress to GE for at least twice by email.
  2. Applicants are required to submit a final written report within one month upon completion of the project.
  3. The final report should include the followings:
    • A financial report together with the original receipts of the expenses. The original receipts should show the purchasing details including the nature of the goods/service paid for, the quantity and unit price, the total amount paid, and the date of payment.
    • An evaluation report showing the outcome of the project and results achieved. Photos/video recordings of the event and publicity items (e.g. poster, publications) should also be provided if there is any.
 
Past F:A:C:E: Subsidy Projects

Year Project Title
2011-12Africa Night
 HKU Top Ten Canton Pop港大學生的十首我最喜愛廣東歌
2012-13The Platform for Local Designers and Artists: Cacher
 Culture Shock
 Canton Pop Campaign
 Culture Shock: Desi Beats
 Musing Bazaar
 城邦/Chéngbāng/Polis:
An Undergraduate Symposium on the Arts in Hong Kong
 Microfilm: Dear Maggie微電影《親愛的瑪姬》
 Music Magazine (Z Me Free)
2013-14 Sai Wan Record 西環誌──以影像文字記錄社區
 Substitute Scenes
 Sai Ying Pun Seek & See Art Seeker Community Art Project
 Struggles of Lands: Northeast New Territories’ ‘developing’ stories
巨輪下的新界東北
2014-15Face to Face with Golden Horse Award Winning Director Anthony Chen
 TEDxHKU
 Project VM 
 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 Project Wattan: A Taiwan Tayal Cultural Preservation Project Proposal
Pandora’s Box --- a music short film
2015-16“Daydream” Grassland Music Fiesta 2015
Documentary "Road Not Taken" 《未竟之路》
  
 
Enquiries
Please contact GE staff at gened@hku.hk or 3917 5044.

Exhibition (03 - 07 Apr 2017)
Photography Exhibition –
看「窗」的十九種方式 Nineteen ways to look at a window

窗框構著每日之所見,雖有限制,但根據觀察角度、心情、時間、天氣和往來之人的不同,窗外的風景和故事也總是充滿著戲劇性和不確定性。

窗過渡著私密空間與公共空間。相對於門而言,它的存在是含糊不清的:它提供了「窺視」的相互性,甚至是正當性。藉由這一灰色地帶,人們通過「看/被看」與陌生人產生了一種聯繫和交流,而很多時候,這種交流最終也將通向我們自己。

華萊士·史蒂文斯(Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955)曾創作組詩「看黑鳥的十三種方式」,其中包括短詩十三首。每首短詩以不同的視角和方式來呈現「黑鳥」這一對象,詩與詩之間看似相互割裂實則相互關聯。此次展覽我們精選出了十九幅作品,題材包含攝影與繪畫。與這一組詩相似的是,出展每幅作品都以不同的方式呈現了「窗」這一主題,它們彼此間相互獨立又有產生對話的可能。受此啟發,我們將本次展覽命名為「看窗的十九種方式」。

不過與史翁組詩不同的是,這個展覽還是一次集體或公共創作,因此「看窗的方式」也就不止於第十九種:我們希望在看展之後,每一位觀眾都能在日常生活中,發現屬於他自己的「窗」的第二十種維度。

Windows frame our daily perceptions, which, however restricted, are brimming with dramatics and ambiguity due to varying perspectives and moods of the viewers, to the timing and the weather, and indubitably, to what has been occurring on the other side.

Windows mark the border lines the public and the private, and serve to buffer the transitions between the two. Thus its mode of being is far vaguer than that of doors. Such vagueness of windows manifests itself when one discovers the reciprocity, and even legitimacy, of gazes, by the very action of which one establishes a relationship with others where potential communications can take place. Sometimes, the communications could occur in our relationship with ourselves.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) once wrote a poem called Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird. It’s composed of thirteen short sections, each of which provides a different angle in approaching blackbird, in a seemingly separate but interrelated manner. As for this exhibition, we’ve selected nineteen pieces of work from the public entries, all of which function similar to that of the poem as they all present windows differently but could interact with each other as well. Inspired by this poem, we named our exhibition as Nineteen ways of looking at a window.

However, unlike the poem, the exhibition is a public creation and the perspectives on windows do not end in the nineteenth way. We sincerely invite each of you to discover the twentieth way based on your daily life experience.

Venue: K.K. Leung Concourse, HKU
Period of Exhibition: 3/4/2017 (Mon) – 7/4/2017 (Fri)
Event details: http://bit.ly/2o0QHmQ

Link to vote for your favorite works:https://goo.gl/forms/SpnERZmD37fAZxIO2

Curator Team Members

Lead Curator: Tong Yue
Graphic designer: Chen Xinhao
Copy & Annotation Editor: Liu Yijia, Tang Yiqi, Xiao Qinyu

Advisor:

Thomas Tsang (Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, HKU)

Jurors for prizes:
Thomas Tsang (Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, HKU)
Wong Chi Chung (Assistant Director of General Education, HKU)

This project is supported by GE F:A:C:E: Subsidy which encourages student to produce their own art works or creative projects in all areas.