June 21, 2015 - Design Trust - Grants for projects that impact the Greater Pearl River Delta Region
June 21, 2015

Grants for projects that impact the Greater Pearl River Delta Region

Courtesy Design Trust.

Grants for projects that impact the Greater Pearl River Delta Region​
Application deadline:
20 July 2015 

www.designtrust.hk

Design Trust serves as a dynamic platform that promotes creativity, lying at the confluence of public education and the creative industries. It will do so by providing flexible and responsive funding for projects that stimulate design talent, research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region (GPRD*). The launch of Design Trust marks the establishment of two grants: Cultural Project Grants and Research Fellowship Grants in partnership with established international institutions.

Cultural Project Grants
Seed grants starting at 10,000 HKD (approximately 1,300 USD) will be available to individual designers, collectives and registered non-profit organisations engaged in the GPRD. The grant seeks to support projects and activities that are relevant to design, the built environment and content-based cultural work. These include, but are not limited to, talks, exhibitions, residencies, overseas research projects and creative installations. 

Grant proposals are accepted from global applicants via the Design Trust website, with a panel of evaluators convened to review and shortlist successful proposals on a quarterly basis.  

Cultural Project Grant application deadlines are set for 20 of each quarter, the next cycle ends 20 July 2015. More information on Design Trust, its grants and the application process are available at www.designtrust.hk.


*The GPRD includes: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Jiangmen, Dongguan, Zhongshan, parts of Huizhou (the urban district of Huizhou, Huidong County, & Boluo County), and parts of Zhaoqing (the urban district of Zhaoqing, Gaoyao, & Sihui).

About Design Trust
Design Trust was established in 2014 as a grant funding entity, aiming to support creative projects that promote design talent, research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta Region. Working across a multiplicity of design disciplines from graphics, media, and fashion to the built environment, Design Trust aims to actively accelerate creative design and development of meaningful projects. 

“Design Trust was established as a response to feedback gathered over our interactions with the design community of a critical need for responsive funding to kick-start projects. We want to position ourselves and our network of trustees and patrons to provide support that is relevant to those who need it most,” says Lo.

Design Trust is supported by a Board of Trustees with an International Advisory Council and a Pearl River Delta Design Council. Both comprise of industry influencers and stakeholders. Overseeing governance of the Trust is its Board of Directors, Desiree Au, Jehan Chu, Joyce Tam, Lyndon Neri, Marisa Yiu and led by Chairman, Alan Lo. Design Trust seeks the ongoing support and patronage of the public, via donation pledges.

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