The cultural affairs section promotes cultural exchange between Switzerland and Hong Kong/Macau. It helps connect Swiss artists in a variety of fields such as music, dance, drama or photography with useful contacts in this part of the world.
Regularly the cultural affairs section organizes or co-hosts various events and exhibitions with a Swiss interest and works closely with organisations such as the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
A studio residency (3 months) in China or, conversely, in Switzerland gives artists the chance to gain a broad insight into a different cultural environment. The aim of the residency is to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects and cooperations. In addition to a place to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide specific coaching. The Swiss Arts Council covers the cost of travel, insurances and per diem expenses. Applicants may benefit three times in total from a Pro Helvetia studio residency.
convincing track record: personal artistic activity above and beyond regional level
The Consulate General of Switzerland, Swiss Association of Hong Kong and Swisscham Hong Kong are pleased to invite you to a talk by internationally renowned epidemiologist Prof. Ben Cowling of the Hong Kong University’s School of Public Health.
The Swiss curator Ms. Yasmin Afschar, first recipient of the Young Curator Residency Program by Asia Society Switzerland, will tell us about her experience in Hong Kong. Ms Afschar will exchange her impressions with Ms. Eunice Tsang, curator and manager of Present Projects art space, Hong Kong. Personal experiences, observations and ideas in curatorial practices travelling from the visual art-scene in Hong Kong to comparisons from the rest of the world will be discussed.
Location: Asia Society Hong Kong Admiralty or Online
The Reimagining the Future Series
Hong Kong and Zurich are among the most expensive cities in the world, ranking as the second and the third in the Worldwide Cost of Living index respectively. In the meantime, their approaches of welfare policies are vastly different – maybe it is too soon to tell which model is more sustainable, but it is beneficial for us to embark on the discussion on sustainable welfare policy and to encourage inter-city exchanges.
Location: [Online] Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Conference; Event for Swiss nationals who live abroad
The Consulate General of Switzerland cordially invites Alumni of Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences currently living in Hong Kong and Macao (incl. current and former exchange students) to the Swiss Alumni Networking Event 2021 entitled:
“Hospitality beyond Borders: Swiss Pioneers in the F&B industry”
Location: The Apex, 75/F, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
As the former Swiss Ambassador to China, Uli Sigg was first brought to China through business, and further extends his career paths in politics and art. His venture in Asia is no less fascinating than a world traveler, as he became a contemporary art collector, in which he has formed 2,500 works of Chinese art collection around the globe.
Location: Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admirality, Hong Kong
Eco Expo Asia is a prominent trade platform in Asia for the environmental industry that showcases the latest green products, equipment and technologies and offers a bundle of green business opportunities. This year’s Eco Expo Asia embraces the new theme of “Promoting Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality” that encourages concerted efforts to support a green recovery for strengthening the global economy and preserving the environment in an integrated way.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Young Artist in Residence @ V54
An initiative run by a local charity, Po Leung Kuk, aiming to provide low rental fees and short-term residencies for young artists, to encourage them to express their appreciation of Art and Culture of East & West and life history, and also to make contributions to society by promoting the value of Art and Culture to young people.