In this summer, it is fantastic that there are five interns joining CCCD. There were two students who came from Brown University spending around two weeks working with us. Moreover, three undergraduate students came from both Lingnan University and Chinese University of Hong Kong respectively. They each has a two-month internship with CCCD. All interns were given opportunities to explore more about community arts and also focus on areas related to their research. All of them felt that they had a fruitful experience working in CCCD.
Paul Margrave – Brown University, Master
Paul Margrave is a creative practitioner and arts manager from the UK. As Festival Director of Capital Age festival in London, Paul programmed work celebrating the creative capacity of older people. During the internship, Paul visited Ms Leung Yi Woo’s studio, Hong Kong Elderly Association, Harbour View Elderly Center etc. After the visits, Paul gave a public presentation and discussed the prospects of elderly art in Hong Kong. Paul also discussed how community arts were understood in the UK and USA and reflected on his experiences in Hong Kong. During his talk, he also shared his experience of being an arts manager of Capital Age festival. Before his departure, he helped the CCCD to draft a proposal for a mini festival of elderly art in Hong Kong.
Raina Fox – Brown University, Master Programme
Raina majors in Public Humanity at Brown University. During her two- week internship, she visited local shop owners in Shek Kip Mei and walked around Sham Shui Po. Moreover, Raina also met social workers, artists and cultural workers in an effort to understand more about human rights situation in Hong Kong and its history. After some fieldtrips and visits, and reading up intensely, Raina designed a cultural tour for Sham Shui Po during which she narrated many stories and she sounded like an old Hong Kong with great knowledge in its history, particularly those related to housing, human rights and social justice. During the tour, however, she also narrated experiences and stories of American cities. Her research would help CCCD’s development of its cultural tours of the area, facilitate literary psycho-geography project that CCCD is developing and also used in a forthcoming performance of landscape theatrics.
Hayley – Lingnan University, Undergraduate
Hayley is a student from Lingnan University majoring in Cultural Studies. During her internship in CCCD, she took part in the First Hong Kong Touch Art Festival. Moreover, Hayley also helped to write the report of the First Hong Kong Touch Art Festival and also wrote a proposal for the Second Hong Kong Touch Art Festival for CCCD. She also facilitated the data entry for CCCD’s new official website.
Sophie – Lingnan University, Undergraduate
Sophie comes from Lingnan University majoring in Cultural studies. During her days in CCCD, she took part in the First Hong Kong Touch Art Festival. Besides, she helped CCCD to design the posters and also banners for a number of events including cultural tours, Inter – cultural networking- the thought form of Incheon- Shenzhen Exchange, The Taiwan-Hong Kong Exchange of Performance Artists etc. Moreover, Sophie helped to organize cultural tour and also the Third Deaf Film Festival. She also facilitated the data entry of the new official website of CCCD.
Money – Chinese University of Hong Kong, Undergraduate
Money majors in Cultural Studies in Chinese University of Hong Kong. Within the two- month internship in CCCD, she took part in the First Hong Kong Touch Art Festival. Money also helped Paul Margrave to organize a talk about Creative Ageing- Community Arts with Older Londoners. She facilitated in organizing the world dance workshops and also data entry for the new official website of CCCD. At the end of the internship, she helped to do the filing of past events of CCCD and also the drafting and layout of Expressive Arts Therapy publicity brochure.