Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong

ACC Fellowship Application - Briefing and Sharing Session

Date 2017-10-17 (Tuesday)
Time 6:30 - 8 pm
Venue 2001 Shiu Fung Hong Building
239 - 241 Wing Lok Street
Hong Kong
Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong

With the opening of the 2018 Asian Cultural Council Fellowships online application in September and the release of the new application guidelines, ACC Hong Kong is offering a briefing and sharing session on Tuesday, October 17, for interested applicants to gain more information on our fellowship programs.

The briefing session will feature Yeung Yang (2013 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship recipient) and Alan Kwan (2014 Jackie Chan Foundation Fellowship & 2015 Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellowship recipients), who will share their fellowship experience with prospective applicants. ACC HK director Josephine Wai will also introduce the ACC fellowship programs and walk participants through the application process. Participants may feel free to ask questions about application and programs during the briefing session.

The session will be conducted in Cantonese. English consecutive interpretation can be provided upon request. As seats are limited, 
please email Ms. Suki Ching at with your name, number of seats to reserve, and contact number to register in advance.

About our Guest Speaker

YEUNG Yang (2013 Asian Cultural Council Fellow)

Yeung Yang is a writer of art and an independent curator. She received an M.A. in anthropology from Yale University in 1997 and a Ph.D. from the Chinese Univerity of Hong Kong in 2004 specializing in theories of feminism, technology and culture. In 2003, she participated in the 50th Venice Biennale as part of the Para/Site collective, and later contributed writings on arts criticism and curatorship in local and international publications. In 2008, she established soundpocket, the first art organization in Hong Kong dedicated to promoting sound art, and inaugurated the AROUND sound art festival in the following year. In 2015, she started independent project A Walk with A3 located at a back alley in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong to support the right of art to be in the streets and right of pedestrians to encounter art as a daily experience. She currently teaches classics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is member of the independent art critics collective Art Appraisal Club (HK) and the International Art Critics Association (HK). She received the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 2013 to research on the latest development of sound art in the U.S. The fellowship also enabled her to take part in a residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Alan KWAN (2014 Jackie Chan Foundation Fellow & 2015 Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellow)

Alan Kwan is an artist, designer and technologist. His works explore experimental forms of spatial storytelling, interactive experience, and artistic expression enabled by immersive virtual reality and real-time 3D technology. 

His previous projects were shown at international venues including Ars Electronica Center in Austria, ZKM Centre for Art and Media in Germany, and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Shanghai, and were featured in media including Discovery Channel, Popular Science, and Boston Globe. He was awarded the first prize of the MIT Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award for Young Artist (Media Art) for his body of work combining art and technology.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Art, Culture, and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lately, he has been commissioned to produce a set of permanent installations for a history museum in New Orleans, and also he is developing a videogame about refugees.

Kwan is the recipient of the 2014 Jackie Chan Foundation Fellowship and the 2015 Hong Kong Arts Circle Fellowship, which supported the living expenses for his second and final years of research in art, culture and technology at the MIT.