Chamber of Young Snow Curatorial Scholarships
Chamber of Young Snow Curatorial Scholarships encourages Visual Studies students to enroll in a short-term programme (e.g., summer school, internship) in Hong Kong or abroad. The aim of the Scholarship is to equip VS majors with professional skills and gain work experience in museums, galleries, or related fields. Successful applicants will receive an award ranging from HK$15,000 to HK$50,000, depending on the location of the programme. All full-time Year 3 and Year 4 undergraduate students, majoring in the BA (Honours) in Visual Studies and full time students studying in research postgraduate programme are welcome to apply. For application details, please scan the QR code or by the link below.
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Application Deadline: 30 April 2021
Karl CHAN Chak Lam
Year 4 student of Visual Studies
I am grateful for being the first awardee of the Chamber of Young Snow Curatorial Scholarship which has supported my internship on curatorial practice at the Film Culture Centre (Hong Kong) (FCCHK) in the summer of 2020.
In recent years, a significant wave of Hong Kong film productions has regained audience's attention to local culture and films of the 1980s. During my internship, I submitted a proposal to FCCHK for organising a documentary educational programme entitled “Documentary Screening Series 2020”. Although there was a delay in launching the programme due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with the general public’s growing interest in films, this project has achieved satisfactory results.
I got involved in the curatorial work of a film programme for the first time. FCCHK provided adequate project resources for me, while their professional advice on curatorial practice was particularly useful. As the first event of the programme, we wanted to start with a local documentary and invited the film director Mr Ma Chi Hang as our guest speaker to introduce his newly published documentary Ballad on the Shore. This documentary film tells the stories of “fish-song” culture and the life of local fishermen. With Mr Ma’s consent, we showed a 20-minute short clip of his new documentary in order to promote Hong Kong documentary films and enable participants to learn about the local documentary industry.