The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is launching the 2017 Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making from Friday, 16 June 2017. Eligible applicants will be granted subsidies of up to a maximum of MOP160,000 for sample production and promotional materials of selected entries. The maximum quota of the Subsidy Programme is eight persons (groups) and the applications are open until 14 August 2017, 5pm.
IC launched the Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making in 2013, as part of the Subsidy Programme for Macao’s Cultural and Creative Industries Series. This programme seeks to encourage local fashion design and creativity, promote fashion designers to draw up feasible and optimised business plans, encourage the industry to be involved in commercial activities or participate in local and international fashion marketing activities, enhance the popularity and market competitiveness of the local industry and carry forward the sustainable development of the local fashion design industry.
The Programme has been running for four years and has attracted the participation of many fashion designers. It has played a proactive role in the local fashion design industry. For these reasons, IC will continue to organise the Subsidy Programme for Fashion on Sample Making this year.
Applicants must hold a valid Macao S.A.R. Resident Identity Card and be 18 years old or above. They can apply on an individual or group basis (max. two persons) by submitting entries and application forms with relevant supporting documents. The selection is divided into two stages: initial review and second review.
For the initial review, applicants must submit fashion design drawings of their unpublished, original fashion design entries and the completed application form. The adjudicating panel will select a maximum of 15 entries for the second review based on six criteria: creativity and originality, market potential, quality, overall visual effects, feasibility and degree of perfection of the exhibition plan and business plan, as well as the rationale of budgeting.
Applicants selected for the second review will be granted an allowance to produce a fashion sample based on the flat drawings submitted for the initial review, and present it to the adjudicating panel by a model of their choice. Upon completion of the second review, the adjudicating panel will, according to the aforementioned criteria, select a maximum of eight applicants eligible for subsidy up to a maximum of MOP160,000 each, covering the costs for the entire series of the selected entries such as production of samples, promotional materials, and so on.
The Programme’s information, application rules and forms can be downloaded at the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (www.icm.gov.mo) and at the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.gov.mo). Applicants should submit all required documents to: Cultural Affairs Bureau - Division for Planning and Developing Cultural and Creative Industries (Cultural Affairs Bureau Building, Tap Siac Square, Macao) during the designated period of time.
For enquiries, please contact Ms. Lam, staff member of IC, through tel. no. (853) 8399 6205, during office hours.
IC accepts applications for the 2017 Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making from 16 June until 14 August, 5pm.