Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po


Creative Beings @ Sham Shui Po


The Community Chest of Hong Kong




Youth Programme

Mobilising creative talents to reshape the community


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 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


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



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



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



Programme Booklet (Please read before applying):
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2021 (12:00pm)
Interview Date: Ear Nov, 2021

  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)
  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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