The outbreak of COVID-19 has put a halt to the arts and cultural events, decimating every aspect of musicians’ lives. As a creative incubator, Toolbox Percussion stands solidarity with the industry and has been restlessly creating online content to anchor new quotidian normality with percussive sounds. Benefited from the extra anti-epidemic subsidies of the "Arts and Culture Sector Subsidy Scheme 2020”, Toolbox Percussion has disbursed micro funds directly to our core members* in the first phase. The second phase of the “Toolbox Percussion Synergistic Scheme" is now open for applications to support those severely impacted amid the epidemic.

 

The “Toolbox Percussion Synergistic Scheme” is designed for professionals working in and around percussive arts, providing up to 10 micro funds of HKD$6,000 to encourage musicians carry out work amid virus hit. Successful applicants will be awarded fund for their proposed micro projects. The micro fund supports projects of professional development purposes, including, but not limited to, professional development, creation, research, teachings, gear purchase and self-initiated online or offline learnings.


Applicant should be:

  • Based in Hong Kong

  • Individual artist or chamber music ensemble or creative unit working in and around percussive arts

  • Having NO full-time employment in any music organisations / orchestras / ensembles 

  • Collaborated with Toolbox Percussion less than three times in the last season (from 1 July, 2019 to 30 June, 2020)


Point to Note

  • All eligible applications will be considered, we particularly welcome those who have not worked with Toolbox Percussion in the last season.

  • Individual Application and joint application by chamber music ensemble with a maximum 4 members is welcomed (Subsidy ceiling for joint application is HKD$16,000)

  • The micro fund supports professionals working in the area of percussion music. All projects of professional development, creation, research, teachings, gear upgrades and self-initiated learnings will be considered. 

  • The assessment and disbursement of micro subsidy will be processed in one month time.

  • All applications approved should be carried out within 3 months after granted the fund.

  • Only online application is accepted.

 

Submission of Application

Applicants should complete the Google Form and file a short project description (within 100 words) of the use of micro fund. The application will be closed on 11 Oct, 2020. For inquiries, please contact us via email at upbeat@toolboxpercussion.org.

Online Application Form: https://bit.ly/2FhqxHp

 

*Core members’ details: https://www.toolboxpercussion.org/artists

Further inquiry: upbeat@toolboxpercussion.org
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