The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) is accepting applications for the “8th Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making” from today until 5pm on 27 August 2020 (Thursday). A maximum of eight eligible applicants (groups) will be granted subsidies of up to MOP170,000 for sample production and promotional materials of selected entries.
IC has been promoting the Subsidy Programme for Fashion Design on Sample Making since 2013 and the programme has come to the eighth edition this year, aimed at provoking the innovation of local fashion design, encouraging fashion designers to draw up feasible and optimized business plans, allowing the industry to be involved in commercial activities or participate in local and international fashion marketing activities, and enhancing the popularity and market competitiveness of the local fashion design industry, thus carrying forward its sustainable development. The Programme has attracted the participation of many local fashion designers since its launch and has played a proactive role in the industry.
Applicants must hold a valid Macao S.A.R. Resident Identity Card and be 18 years old or above. Applicants can apply on an individual or group basis (max. two persons) by submitting entries and application forms together with the relevant supporting documents. The selection is divided into two stages: initial review and second review. For the initial review, applicants must submit original and unpublished fashion design drawings of their creation and the completed application form. The adjudicating panel will select a maximum of 15 entries for the second review based on six criteria: creativity and originality, market potential, quality, overall visual effect, feasibility and degree of perfection of the exhibition plan and business plan, as well as the budgeting rationale. Applicants selected for the second review will be granted an allowance to produce a fashion sample based on the drawings submitted for the initial review, and present the sample to the adjudicating panel with help from a model of their choice. Upon completion of the second review, the adjudicating panel will, according to the aforementioned criteria, select a maximum of eight applicants to receive a subsidy of up to MOP170,000 each, covering the costs for the entire series of the selected entries such as production of samples and promotional materials.
The Programme’s information, application rules and forms can be downloaded from IC’s website (www.icm.gov.mo) and the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.gov.mo). Applicants should submit all required documents to the Division for Planning and Developing Cultural and Creative Industries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (Cultural Affairs Bureau Building, Tap Siac Square, Macao) during the designated period of time. For enquiries, please contact Ms Lam, staff member of IC, through tel. no. (853) 8399 6205 during office hours.