The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is launching the 2018 Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making from today until Friday, 14 September 2018, 5pm. Eligible applicants will be granted subsidies of up to a maximum of MOP170,000 for sample production and promotional materials of selected entries. The maximum quota of the Subsidy Programme is eight persons (groups). All interested parties are welcome to submit their applications.
IC launched the Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making in 2013, as part of the Series of Subsidy Programmes for Macao’s Cultural and Creative Industries. This programme seeks to encourage local fashion design and creativity, encourage fashion designers to draw up feasible and optimised business plans, allow 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 several years, attracting the participation of many fashion designers, and it has played a proactive role in the local fashion design industry. For these reasons, IC will continue to offer 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 together with the relevant supporting documents. The selection is divided into two stages: initial review and second review. For the initial review, applicants must submit original fashion design drawings of their creation 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 drawings submitted for the initial review, and present it to the adjudicating panel with the help of 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 to receive a subsidy up to a maximum of MOP170,000 each, covering the costs for the entire series of the selected entries such as production of samples and promotional materials,.
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 the tel. no. (853) 8399 6205, during office hours.