After_: Calling for Submissions From Young Writers, Videographers and Photographers

With the support of Design Trust, Zolima CityMag is excited to announce After_, a new initiative for Hong Kong’s young creative talents. Applicants will undergo a rigorous selection process and earn the chance to join a five-month mentorship programme, including funding, that will culminate in an exhibition at A.C.O.’s gallery in January 2021.

After_ looks at the social, cultural and creative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Hong Kong – not only what has happened, but how it will impact our lives for years to come. If you are a young person who wishes to express your vision about a post-pandemic society through the arts, this is the ideal programme for you.

The programme is meant to engage young talents—students (aged 16 to 28) or non-students (aged 16 to 25) — living in Hong Kong. It’s a chance for them to express their thoughts through writing, photography, and videography. In doing so, we encourage them to rethink the relationship between arts, design and society.

The mentors participating in this programme are all acclaimed professionals in their own fields:

Christopher DeWolf is the author of Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong and the managing editor of Zolima CityMag; his writing has appeared in publications worldwide including the Wall Street Journal, TIME, the South China Morning Post and the BBC.

Ellen Pau is an internationally renowned video artist; she is the co-founder of Videotage and the founding director of the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.

May James is an established photojournalist whose works have appeared in Zolima CityMag, the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Free Press, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

The vetting committee includes also award winning artist Kingsley Ng, Videotage co-founder and A.C.O. founder May Fung, and Zolima CityMag’s founder and editor-in-chief, Nicole Andrianjaka de Surville.

For interested parties, please send us an email to to know how to apply.

Submission closes on Friday 24 July 2020.
Extended to Thursday 30 July 2020

We look forward to hearing from you!


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