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The Emerging Artist Mentorship Programme is a new initiative launched by Standard Chartered Arts in the Park to support young artists and help a new generation of creative talent develop confidence, endurance and adaptability. The programme is split into three strands: Stained Glass, Wearable Art and Theatre. Led by local professional artists, the programme provides learning, professional development and career opportunities for young artists to help them establish their careers.

The stained glass strand offers eight graduates from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) the unique opportunity to work alongside professional artist Wong Yan-yan and develop skills in an art form rarely studied in Hong Kong. The wearable art strand, led by Unique Design, a professional organisation producing stage costumes for local productions, offers eight students from the Hong Kong Design Institute and HKAPA the chance to design one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces inspired by fairy tales. The theatre strand is overseen by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation’s theatre director Lindsey McAlister and professional actor King Wong, who lead eight passionate theatre graduates to research, write and direct their own solo pieces based on traditional fairy tales.

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