Student Recruitment and Community Engagement Office
A Pioneering Initiative - The Greater Bay Area Youth Orchestra
We are pleased to inform you about the founding of the Greater Bay Area Youth Orchestra – a pioneering youth initiative to foster cultural exchange across the region.
Established and directed by the Academy, with the support of the Swire Group as a Founding Patron, the Greater Bay Area Youth Orchestra aspires to be one of the finest youth orchestras in Asia. It aims to raise the standard of classical performances in the Greater Bay Area to new heights, by bringing together talented young musicians from across the region for professional training under the auspices of HKAPA, as well as offering opportunities for performance and cultural exchange.
Stay tuned for more details to come.
Future Filmmaking with SPaRC
At the School of Film and Television (FTV), staff and students have the privilege to work with the latest equipment, software and state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Screen Production and Research Centre (SPaRC), established in 2020.
SPaRC aims to provide training for students in screen disciplines and interdisciplinary opportunities for all students at the Academy. Also, it will foster support for research and experimentation in screen production and presentation, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), in conjunction with postgraduate students and in partnership with the creative industries.
At SPaRC, our alumna and Artist-in-Residence Jessey Tsang has expanded her filmmaking horizons by incorporating virtual reality in her recent work Chroma 11, which strives to reconstruct a reunion in dance for two parted souls after life. Chroma 11 is the first work from Hong Kong selected as one of the international projects of the Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality under the Venice Film Festival.
FTV also has a newly launched extracurricular “SPaRC Afterschool Programme”, targeting students who are interested in increasing media literacy and enhancing their experiences in film and media production. With the support of SPaRC, we look forward to recruiting and nurturing more young talents to join the industry and propel the development and innovation in film and media production.
Catherine SY Chan Creative Project Fund: Call for Round 3 Applications
Thanks to the generous donation of Ms Catherine S Y Chan, a new round of Creative Project Fund is now open for applications. We look forward to seeing more students of the Academy create varied community activities in performing arts for promoting arts inclusion. The deadline is 30 Dec 2022. Don't miss the chance!