Call for Emerging Art Professionals / Scholarship. Hong Kong.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Para Site’s 2017 Workshops for Emerging Art Professionals / Scholarships

Workshop Dates: October 14 – 21, 2017

Para Site is pleased to announce the 2017 Workshops for Emerging Curators, alongside Para Site’s annual International Conference, which will take place from October 14 – 21.

In its third succeeding edition, we will work with a group of emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers, and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and abroad, through a series of closed-door workshops, lectures, and site-visits. This 8-day programme is designed to provide learning and thinking opportunities, mediated by reputed speakers from Para Site’s International Conference as well as by art practitioners from across Hong Kong’s diverse institutional landscape. The programme provides a laboratory for experimentation, posing fundamental questions and ideas that challenge various models of curatorial practice. It will also offer opportunities for networking and enhance the development of systems meant to nurture the participants’ careers.

For the first time, Para Site will offer a limited number of scholarships to support the participation of outstanding young professionals.


–    A proposal (max. 1,000 words) for a curatorial project, which includes the concept, list of artists, and the institutional/geographical context for the project. This can be a purely hypothetical project, but it should be realistic and considerate towards the context selected.

–    A description or review (max. 600 words) of a curatorial project that has made an impact on the applicant.

–    Curriculum Vitae, including an extensive description of relevant working experience.

–    One reference letter.

 The course will be delivered in English.

There is no tuition fee for the programme, selected participants will be responsible for travel and accommodation expenses. Para Site will cover daily meals and local transportation for all the site visits.

A number of scholarships subsidising accommodation and travel costs are available and will be awarded based on application. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please include a letter of motivation with your application.

Please send completed applications in English to by May 31, 2017. The material sent for the application will not be returned.

Applicants will be notified of the results in mid-June 2017.