Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po

NAME

Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po

PARTNER

The Community Chest of Hong Kong

DATE

2021-2022

TYPE

Youth Programme

Mobilising creative talents to reshape the community

OVERVIEW

Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po is a future talent programme nurturing creative talent for social impact. The 5-month programme offers local youth a unique “work x life x community” experience, during which participants will develop their talents through an apprenticeship at local creative businesses in Sham Shui Po, and pilot social innovation projects to reimagine new possibilities together with the community. The programme is spearheaded by SVhk and supported by The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Creative Partner: SONOVA
NGO Partner: Chinese YMCA

SVHK’s ROLE

SVhk as a programme organiser and incubator, mainly facilitating collaboration between youth and Sham Shui Po community partners to develop social innovation practices and positive changes in the district

HIGHLIGHTS / PARTNERSHIPS

Now calling for 24 youth to embark on a journey to unleash the potential of Creative Being:

Once accepted into the programme, participants will have the opportunity to: 

  • Gain working experiences and mentorship from industry experts at local creative businesses via a 2-month apprenticeship
  • Pilot social innovation projects with a like-minded community of community partners and youth via a 2-month creative residency
  • Exchange with cross-sector entrepreneurs and changemakers to practice skills and mindsets to solve urban issues

 

【THE PROGRAMME】

Application Date: 24 Sep – 29 Oct 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021 (12:00pm)
Interview Day: Ear Nov 2021
Programme Date: Nov 2021 – Feb 2022 

 

Bootcamp (Nov 10-14- tentative)
A 5-day creative bootcamp to embark on a journey to rediscover your potential, purpose and engagement with the community, featuring sharing by guests and industry experts. Includes a 3-day-2-night in-camp experience. Details about the accommodation and programme information will be shared with confirmed participants.


Apprenticeship (Mid Nov – Mid Jan)

A 2-month apprenticeship during which you will be matched with a local creative business in Sham Shui Po alongside industry experts as mentors to develop your talents . Please refer to the Programme Booklet for more information about the job description and requirements. *Note that you must commit to the full working period (min. 2 days per week) to complete the programme


Creative Residency (Mid Dec – Mid Feb)
A 2-month creative residency where you will create and pilot an innovative community project in partnership with your matched creative business and other youth to reimagine the Sham Shui Po district


Showcase (Feb)
A celebration of the programme with journey learnings and outcomes to share and inspire

 

【COMMUNITY PARTNERS】

  • Book Punch 
  • Color Brown 
  • Form Society 
  • Joduchoho 
  • Neighbor Barbershop
  • One Seventh Bookshop @ Tai Nan Street 
  • RIP 88 
  • Showa Optical 
  • The Soulroom 
  • Wontonmeen 
  • WSNXT

 

【APPLICATION】

APPLY NOW: https://forms.gle/JT1pJzu9yTiCKD8L7
Programme Booklet (Please read before applying): https://bit.ly/3b050zC
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021 (12:00pm)
Interview Date: Ear Nov, 2021

ELIGIBILITY:
  1. 18-25 years old 
  2. Seeking new life directions and growth, interested in creative industries 
  3. Passionate about social and community engagement
  4. Able to complete the programme, including attending the bootcamp, apprenticeship, creative residency and showcase
  5. Upon completion of the apprenticeship and related activities, participants will receive an allowance ($8800HKD)
APPLICATION PROCESS
  1. Please read the Programme Booklet including the job description and requirements before applying
  2. Submit the online sign-up form and related materials
  3. After the application deadline, selected candidates will be invited to an in-person interview
  4. Final selection of participants will be notified one week after the interview

 

 

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