Campus & Community Helping Artists Engage With Business
EL Hong Kong|December - February 2020
What’s does the future hold for Hong Kong artists? SCAD Art Sales is helping to connect the city’s young creatives with buyers and commercial opportunities.
Rebecca Simpson

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private non-profit university in Hong Kong specialising in the creative arts. And it’s an amazing place. First, the physical campus itself is tangibly cool. The university took over the North Kowloon Magistracy building and fully revitalised this amazing slice of local history. Now, it’s a UNESCO-listed site – and fascinating to visit.

To complement this unique space is a memorable learning experience for students. This is a creative campus where students attend lectures in old courtrooms, and lecturers share knowledge from a judge’s bench. It’s a far cry from most university experiences.

Another thing I love about SCAD is that it’s equal parts boundary-pushing creative experience and pragmatic vocational learning. This is a place where both imaginations are unleashed and careers are born.

Linking students, alumni, and community

As of this autumn, the university is creating opportunities for careers to thrive in our city with SCAD Hong Kong's Art Sales, a service that connects private clients and corporations with the work of SCAD artists past and present.

The service will promote the work of SCAD’s artists for any commercial and private design projects. It will identify the right talent to make a company or private buyer’s idea a reality.

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