The WMA Commission, one of the most recognised commissions focusing on photography, is inviting 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 “Transition”.
Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme and to Hong Kong.
A five-member selection panel will choose the WMA Commission Recipient, who will be awarded a HK$250,000 grant (approximately €27,047 Euro or $31,988 US Dollar). The grant will contribute towards the production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work, which will be given a place in the WMA Collection. The WMA Commission is a part of the WMA programme.
By facilitating and supporting original, creative interpretations of “Transition”, the WMA Commission encourages a unique perspective on how Hong Kong is affected by the theme that has global implications, while increasing public awareness and knowledge.
The HK$250,000 grant covers artist fees, 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 organizer.
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. Project period: June 2018 – June 2019 (1 year)
Entry deadline: December 15, 2017
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.
To participate, simply register on the contest website: http://commission.wma.hk/apply/