Build­ing Artis­tic Cap­i­tal

THE WHO’S WHO OF HONG KONG’S DE­SIGN WORLD WILL THROW ON THEIR EDGI­EST GLAD RAGS FOR THE SIXTH EDI­TION OF THE AM­BAS­SADOR’S BALL ON NOVEM­BER 8

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The thriv­ing new de­sign hub PMQ this month hosts the an­nual fundrais­ing gala of the Hong Kong Am­bas­sadors of De­sign. The or­gan­i­sa­tion, chaired by Alan Lo, sup­ports cre­ative ven­tures in the city and across the Pearl River Delta. This year’s ball marks the launch of the De­sign Trust, a grant-mak­ing plat­form that aims to pro­vide flex­i­ble fund­ing for cre­ative projects and promis­ing tal­ent in the re­gion. The trust will pro­vide fel­low­ships with lo­cal and over­seas in­sti­tu­tions for de­sign­ers to ex­pand their port­fo­lios in the fields of re­search, skills­build­ing and hands-on prac­tice. Grants for cre­ative projects in graph­ics, me­dia, fash­ion and the built en­vi­ron­ment will also be avail­able. Pro­ceeds from the gala will add to the seed cap­i­tal for the grants. “2014 is a very spe­cial year for our or­gan­i­sa­tion,” says Lo. “Our city’s cre­ative in­dus­try has come a long way and we are so thrilled to be in­tro­duc­ing the De­sign Trust, which is equipped to support Hong Kong’s push to fur­ther de­velop the cre­ative scene.” De­signer Joyce Wang will over­see the de­sign and decor of the ball.

DE­SIGN DOYENS Chair of the Hong Kong Am­bas­sadors of De­sign, Alan Lo, ( cen­tre) with the 2012 Am­bas­sador’s Ball Ben­e­fit Com­mit­tee

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