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賽馬會創意藝術中心

JCCAC

賽馬會創意藝術中心簡介

賽馬會創意藝術中心(簡稱JCCAC)所處建築物,前身是「山寨廠」(即上世紀六、七十年代本土家庭式輕工業)林立的「石硤尾工廠大廈」。內裡保留了昔日的工廠大廈建築特色,是一項獲得香港建築師學會「全年境內建築大獎」的改建項目。JCCAC於2008年開幕,以自負盈虧及非牟利機構的模式運作。作為一所多元化及對外開放的藝術村兼藝術中心,JCCAC提供一個給藝術家/藝術團體工作,和讓公眾可近距離接觸藝術的環境。歡迎公眾於開放時間內自由參觀,親身發掘和感受藝術創意的氣氛。
 
藝術村
作為藝術村,JCCAC是百多個各類型藝術家和藝術團體的運作基地。當中以視覺藝術為主(包括中西畫、攝影、陶藝、雕塑、版畫、玻璃藝術、多媒體裝置等),也有表演藝術(包括音樂、舞蹈、戲劇等),和其他藝術類型(例如設計、電影、社區藝術等)。藝術家很多是身兼多職的個體戶,而單位的使用性質以藝術工作室或藝團辦公室為主。有活躍提供展覽、節目或課程的藝術家和藝團,通常會在單位外放置資料給訪客參考以便聯絡。有興趣參觀藝術工作室的公眾,可直接預約有關藝術家或藝團,或報名參加JCCAC定期舉辦的公眾導賞活動。
 
藝術中心
JCCAC內有茶藝館、咖啡室、創意工藝店等,另有特色小型展覽分佈各樓層空間,而正規場地包括「黑盒劇場」和兩層「藝廊」展覽廳。各式藝術活動,例如實驗性舞台演出、主題展覽、藝術興趣班等,一般會在週末舉行。另JCCAC會定期主辦大型公開活動,包括每季的手作市集、每年12月的「JCCAC藝術節」、露天電影會、工作室導賞等。公眾可透過JCCAC網站、每月出版的節目表或定期電子通訊,獲得最新的活動資訊。
 
抱負
藝術是推進社會文明和創意的重要動力。JCCAC成立目的包括提供創作藝術空間、培育創意人才和推廣藝術文化,希望能為支持香港藝術發展出一分力。

 

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (aka JCCAC) is an award winning architectural conversion from the former Shek Kip Mei Factory Estate, which was a stronghold for cottage industries half a century ago. It opened in 2008 and operates as a self-financed, registered charity. As a multi-disciplinary arts village and art centre, JCCAC provides studio facilities for the arts community and a relaxed environment for the public to experience arts and culture. Visitors are welcome to stroll around freely during opening hours to discover for themselves the creative spirit of the place. Arts Village As an arts village, JCCAC is the operation base for over 100 artists/art organisations pursuing their work in a wide array of art forms, from visual arts (including Chinese and Western painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, glass, multimedia installation, etc), to performing arts (e.g. music, dance, drama, etc) and other art forms (e.g. design, film, community art, etc). Many artists are self-employed and have to juggle multiple jobs. The units are mostly used as art studios and/or offices, where at the door visitors can often find programme and contact information about the artist or arts organisation for reference. Visitors interested to visit studios may directly contact the artist for appointment, or may register to join in one of our regular public guided tours. Art Centre JCCAC includes a tea house, café and craft shops. Artworks can be found dotted around the public spaces, and there are two major venues, the Black Box Theatre and two levels of Galleries. Programmes organised by artists, such as experimental stage performances, themed exhibitions and art workshops, are usually held during weekends. Regular public events presented by JCCAC include the annual JCCAC Festival in December, quarterly Handicraft Fair, rooftop film screening and public guided tours. Visitors may obtain programme information from the JCCAC website, the published monthly programme guide or by subscribing to JCCAC e-news. Our Aspiration We believe in the importance of the arts in helping to build a creative and civilised society. Our aspiration is to play a part in supporting arts development in Hong Kong through the provision of space for creative work, nurturing young talents, and the promotion of arts and culture in general.