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: 16/10 (Mon) for the first semester; and 15/2 (Thu) 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 reporttogether 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
2016-17Book Publication  《挪威的木材》
 Frame Exhibition ‘Nineteen ways to look at a window’ 看「窗」的十九種方式
 HKU Mandarin Theatre Festival by PuDrama
2015-16“Daydream” Grassland Music Fiesta 2015
Documentary "Road Not Taken" 《未竟之路》
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
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
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)
2011-12Africa Night
 HKU Top Ten Canton Pop港大學生的十首我最喜愛廣東歌


Some of the exhibitions were held at the GE Gallery in the Gatherland. Some of the above books and DVDs are available at the GE Store. Please come and check them out.