K11 Art Foundation

4/F, East Wing, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, No. 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Instagram: @k11artfoundation

Founded by Adrian Cheng in 2010, K11 Art Foundation Limited (‘K11 Art Foundation’ or ‘KAF’) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the development of the contemporary art scene in Greater China by creating opportunities for the production, presentation, and critical appreciation of works of art. In pursuing this mission, we focus our work on organising programmes that support emerging Chinese artists in furthering their practices with a global perspective, provide platforms for showcasing ideas, and inspire conversation around the creative process.

Our exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programmes encompass artistic genres and cultural issues that are relevant to the present, responding to the needs of artists and bringing art closer to the wider community.

At KAF, we also recognise the importance of forging partnerships with other art institutions in order to create supportive environments for cross-cultural exchange and foster exposure to experiences. We have in recent years collaborated with, among others, the Royal Academy of Arts, Serpentine Galleries, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, and Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris; Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres; and the New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 in New York. The collaborative approach that we have been taking also involves curators and other art practitioners who bring in perspectives from their areas of expertise to increase the diversity of our programmes.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Textiles, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


Hong Kong International Photo Festival

L7-20, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, HK

Instagram: @hkipf

The Hong Kong International Photo Festival (HKIPF) was launched in 2010. In each edition, the Festival focuses on a different theme, introducing noteworthy photographers, trends, and movements and discussing manifold issues and perspectives. Through a wide range of public programmes, the Festival bridges Hong Kong and international visual practitioners, creating conversations between people and place, past and present, and oneself and the world.

In 2018, we began our Satellite Exhibitions Project, calling for visual practitioners working across different forms of expression to create exhibitions that coincide with the main Festival. These exhibitions, held across a range of public venues, connect artists with various communities across Hong Kong.

In 2019, we launched the inaugural Photography Is Life Festival, with three days of free events, with a camera fair, photobook showcase, live photo-shoot, workshops with families, artist presentations, concerts and exhibitions, and more. The Festival, both local and international, positions photography as an everyday response to life and aspires to develop platforms for a robust exchange of ideas. In the same year, the Festival initiated the Photographer Incubator Project to foster new creative forces in Hong Kong’s photographic circles by nurturing emerging image makers.

The Curator of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2020 is Mr Lau Ching Ping.

The Hong Kong International Photo Festival is organized by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, founded in 2009 by 19 Hong Kong photographers and awarded the 2011 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award for Arts Promotion. Since 2014, the Association has been financially supported by the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme and since 2018 the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Archive work, Design, Socially Engaged Practice, Sound Art


Castlefield Gallery

Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

Instagram: @castlefieldgall

At Castlefield Gallery (Est. 1984), we make new art possible. We are dedicated to the advancement of contemporary visual art. We are artist facing. We work with artists and creatives in Greater Manchester and beyond, at all career stages. We support them to develop their practice and careers, and to find ways not just to make art, but to make a living. We do this through: our gallery, and its free exhibitions and events that are open to all; through tailored career and practice development support; through our 200-strong artist Associates scheme; through the provision of low-cost studio and project space; through commissions and co-commissions; and through collaboration with universities, including annual graduate programmes that provide mentoring, coaching and more.

For 35 years, we have supported young and older artists, new graduates right through to established artists, connecting them to each other, and to our international network of curators, arts organisations, artists and collectors. Castlefield Gallery’s international work is focused on exchange between artists in the North West of England the rest of the world. We have an established track record in public art commissioning and public realm animation and activation.

We are a female-led organisation and a registered charity. Castlefield Gallery is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and Manchester City Council Cultural Partner. Our Artist Patron is the celebrated Ryan Gander, OBE. 

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Textiles, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art, Live Art

Image: Dammam, 2018, by Omid Asadi, image courtesy of Andrew Brooks, commissioned by the British Council – Helen Wewiora


Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB, UK

Instagram: @nottm_contemp

Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest and leading centres of contemporary art in Europe. Our mission statement is: we are world-leading place for shaping and imagining the future of art, education and ideas. We have become known – locally and internationally – for our highly ambitious exhibitions, which often explore overlooked figures, histories, and geographies. 

Art forms: Film and Video, Installations, Archive work, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Sound Art


Eaton HK

380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Eaton Workshop is a global purpose-driven company and creative lab at the intersection of culture, media, hospitality, wellness, and progressive social change. Eaton consists of distinct parts—Hotel, House, Media, Wellness, and Impact. Collectively, the pillars serve as an incubator for arts and culture, a beacon for sustainability, a hub for impact initiatives, a holistic healing center, and a global media presence. Building a community with a shared ethos of caring for today’s world and conceiving of how we can make it better, Eaton forms connections through its physical spaces, as well as through dynamic digital storytelling and experiences. Our first properties are now open in Downtown, Washington, D.C., and Hong Kong’s Jordan neighborhood, with ensuing locations to arrive in San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto.

Located in Eaton HK, art space Tomorrow Maybe opened in late-2018 with a programme of exhibtions that takes Hong Kong as its starting point. Tomorrow Maybe offers a lens into the city for first time visitors and at the same time proposes nuanced readings into the familiar for those who have an intimate relationship to Hong Kong. Projects include new commissions by artists based in Hong Kong, works by international artists providing counterpoint perspectives into the city and group shows by young curators.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Archive work, Design, Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


1a space

Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Instagram: @1a_space

1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. It aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated artforms through 1a space programme drawn from Hong Kong and international arena. The operation funding of 1a space has been supported by grants and donations. 1a space’s administration cost is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Net Art, Archive work, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


Blindspot Gallery

15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Bldg, HK

Instagram: @blindspotgallery

Set up in 2010, Blindspot Gallery is a Hong Kong-based contemporary art gallery. The gallery began with a primary focus on contemporary photography and image-based art, and has evolved to include diverse media in contemporary art. The gallery represents both emerging and established artists, mainly from Hong Kong and the region but also beyond.

Art forms: Photography, Performing Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Sculpture, Painting



Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, Haringey, London, N4 2NQ, UK

Instagram: @furtherfield

Furtherfield is London’s longest running art and technology (de)centre. With more than 20 years experience, through 50+ exhibitions, and over 100 international partnerships, we have developed a specialism in alternative systems of organisation and co-creation. Our work has been featured by the BBC, the Guardian, the New Scientist, Wired, the Art Newspaper and Hyperallergic. 

Since 1996 we have developed an international reputation for initiating experiments in artistic co-creation across digital and physical networks. We continue to invest time and energy in decentralised and distributed p2p practices, fostering new projects with artists, and seizing and challenging debates about the role of art and technology in society. We advocate always for open and playful engagement with people and their technologies, encapsulated in a process of ‘doing it with others’ (DIWO). We have maintained a distinct presence and interconnectedness across networked space whilst remaining grounded in a physical locality, by presenting work through our Gallery and Commons located in the middle of London’s 150-year-old Finsbury Park. Adventurous digital arts experiences radiate from these venues, transforming the urban park into a platform where people can explore how they want to live in our globally-connected world.

Art forms: Digital Arts, Net Art, Socially Engaged Practice


Milton Keynes Art Centre

Milton Keynes Arts Cente, Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ, UK

Instagram: @miltonkeynesartscentre

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is situated in the heart of the 18th century Great Linford Manor Park. We present a programme of socially-engaged projects, events and educational activities inspired by our unique location and co-developed with our communities, particularly those with limited access to the arts. We also house artists’ studio spaces and specialist facilities in ceramics, silversmithing and woodworking.

Art forms: Photography, Digital Arts, Film and Video, Installations, Textiles, Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Socially Engaged Practice, Printmaking, Sound Art


Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island, Liverpool, L31BP

Instagram: @openeyegallery

Open Eye Gallery is a photography organisation based in Liverpool, UK, working worldwide.

We’re actively rethinking what a gallery can be. We produce exhibitions, long-term collaborative projects, publications, festivals, and university courses — locally and worldwide. We welcome over 85,000 visitors to our gallery every year, over 200,000 to projects in other venues, and many more to our online spaces. We proactively take risks to spark crucial conversations and enable creative expression.

We’re taking a lead on socially engaged photography nationally. Bringing different voices, photographers and communities together, we establish projects where the collaborative process is just as important as the final product.

We act and communicate in a way that is generous, nurturing and friendly. We want everyone to make themselves at home in our spaces and feel comfortable using them. We seek to include, always.

As much as possible, our staff, space, online channels and networks are open and free for people to use. Our open processes and platforms make it easy to contribute to and co-author our programme. 

Photography is a tremendously powerful way of bringing different cultures into conversation together. We work with local residents and international partners to support representation, empathy and inclusivity.

Art Forms: Photography, Socially Engaged Practice, Film and Video, Installations, Archive Work