The cultural affairs section promotes cultural exchange between Switzerland and Hong Kong/Macau. It helps connect Swiss artists in a variety of fields such as music, dance, drama or photography with useful contacts in this part of the world.
Regularly the cultural affairs section organizes or co-hosts various events and exhibitions with a Swiss interest and works closely with organisations such as the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
A studio residency (3 months) in China or, conversely, in Switzerland gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem expenses. Applicants may benefit three times in total from a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional level
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts presents a series of events showcasing the fruit of the hard-work of their graduates every year. Two concerto-concerts will be held this year in June and the first one will be conducted by Swiss conductor/composer Patrick Furrer.
Location: Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Academy Concert Hall, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
RISE Hong Kong 2016 is produced by Web Summit, Europe’s largest meeting of tech minds. Two Swiss startup companies TravelerFirst and Hubflux will be joining the conference where major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Cultural event; Movie; Event for Swiss nationals who live abroad
Heidi, the Girl from the Alps, written by Johanna Spyri in the 19th Century, became a world-wide successful children story. The latest movie-adaption has broken the Swiss box-office record after five weeks and is already the most successful movie made in Switzerland.
Location: Movie Theater “The Grand”, Level 2, Elements, Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Principal Flute of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1993, Emmanuel Pahud is a virtuoso very much in demand for recitals and concerts, and one of only a handful of classical flautists in the world to have a major recording career. In this dazzlingly diverse recital, Pahud partners with guitarist Christian Rivet to present to audiences in Hong Kong an exhilarating musical journey of 300 years across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Location: HKAPA Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, 1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Connecting Space Hong Kong is proud to support this artists-in-labs (ail) Programme to present six new media artists in Hong Kong. R<CONNECTING SENSES is part of the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Location: Connecting Space Hong Kong, G/F, 18 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Young Artist in Residence @ V54
An initiative run by a local charity, Po Leung Kuk, aiming to provide low rental fees and short-term residencies for young artists, to encourage them to express their appreciation of Art and Culture of East & West and life history, and also to make contributions to society by promoting the value of Art and Culture to young people.