Community Arts in Hong Kong — Sharing with Sandy Chan
Chinese Culture Center is excited to host a cultural exchange & special sharing with Hong Kong-based Sandy Chan, a highly innovative and experienced community arts practitioner, “alternative” curator, art educator, and more, whose participatory practice specializes in cultivating youth movements, neighborhoods, and engaging rural/urban communities. As an Asian Cultural Council Fellow, CCC is currently hosting Sandy’s research on Bay Area community arts for three months!
With her background as a social worker, Sandy Chan spearheaded the award-winning YMCArts in Education Project in HK. A natural communicator and bridge builder, her community projects incorporate art to empower youth and engage with the community.
Join us for a presentation of her work, followed by a discussion session on March 26, Saturday 1 - 3 PM at the CCC gallery. To ensure safety during the sharing, proof of vaccination, a valid ID, and masks are required. We highly recommend RSVPing to ensure a seat at the talk!
More about Sandy Chan:
Sandy Chan is a community arts practitioner/“alternative” curator/art educator that centers the community around art. She co-founded and curated The Warehouse Teenage Club (蒲窩) (1995 to 2000) and founded the YMCArts in Education Project (service unit at YMCA of Hong Kong 2001 to 2019).
After obtaining a bachelor of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong in HK, Sandy is devoted to developing creative holistic cultural arts education programs and community art projects for HK, cultivating youth movements, neighborhoods and engaging rural/urban communities. Sandy curates socially-engaged projects in which different parties in the same community are invited to collaborate through various artistic cultural activities on a long-term basis. These projects facilitate personal growth and cultural heritage, strengthen community networks & raise social awareness. You can learn more about her projects here.