The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has recently completed the initial review of the “2018 Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making”. A total of 21 applications were received, and the adjudicating panel selected 15 entrants for the second review. Each candidate eligible for the second review will be granted a subsidy up to a maximum amount of MOP170,000 to cover expenses of sample making and production of promotional materials.
IC has organized a professional adjudicating panel to grade the entries based on the entries’ creativity and originality, market potential, quality, overall visual effects, feasibility and degree of perfection of the exhibition and business plan, as well as the rationale of budgeting. The adjudicating panel was comprised of Terry Sio Un I, Chairman of the Rainbow Group; Victoria Kuan Chi Ping, Deputy Director-General of the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre; José Tang Kuan Meng, member of the Committee of Cultural Industries and Vice President of the Industrial Association of Macau and Robert Lai, Macao veteran fashion designer.
Entrants selected to the second review are (in arbitrary order): on an individual basis, Leong In Kei, Leng Carmen, Siu David, Lai Ka Pou, Chan Wai Chan, Cheang Chi Tat, Cordova Celestino Maria, Choi Nga Teng, Liu En Ge, Chan Nga Leong, Chiang Sau Yee; on a team basis, Vong Si Weng and Tou Wai In, Wong Ha and Wan Sio Tong, Cheang Man Cheng and Mac Chi Lon, Lo Ka Heng and Choi Wai Leng. IC will notify the entrants by telephone and email. The date and venue for the second review will be announced at a later stage.
Entrants shall produce a sample based on the selected work for the second interview in their application, and present it to the adjudicating panel during the second review on a model of their choice (make-up and hair design must be compatible with the overall modeling). Entrants shall also introduce their works and answer questions raised by the adjudicating panel in person. Following the second review, entrants may apply for a subsidy in the maximum amount of MOP12,000 to reimburse the expenses incurred on sample making and presentation. The adjudicating panel will select a maximum of eight individuals or teams as the beneficiaries of the programme. Each of them may receive a subsidy up to a maximum amount of MOP170,000 for sample production and promotional materials of the selected entries.
Details of the programme are available on the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (www.icm.gov.mo/en/CCI-Subsidy) and the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.gov.mo). For enquiries, please call Ms. Lam, staff member of IC through tel. (853) 8399 6205 during office hours.