F:A:C:E: Mentorship Programme 2018 - Lost & Found

We may feel lost at different stages of life. However, arts and culture is a good source of inspiration. The Mentorship Programme provides you a chance to meet seasoned practitioners in the arts and cultural industry. Students can develop friendship and gain insights from mentors through the exchange of ideas on cultural issues and life experiences.

Successful applicants will be divided into five groups. Each consists of one mentor and four to five mentees. At the end of the programme, mentees are required to present their learning experience in any art form with the theme “Lost & Found” under the guidance of their mentors. During the finale, all participants will be given the opportunity to appreciate and showcase what they have gained from the programme from this programme.

Date Event
30/8 (Thu) –11/9 (Tue)Application
12/9 (Wed)Announcement of application results
14/9 (Fri)Briefing Session
(selection of student representative and distribution of mentors’ contact information)
Sep to NovMentorship Period: Meeting Mentors
*This programme offers both structure and flexibility. While mentors and mentees are given the discretion to decide on the mentorship arrangements and meetings, the mentees are encouraged to take the initiative and meet their mentor around three times throughout the period, so that the objectives of the programme can be fulfilled.
9/11 (Fri)Submission of synopsis and budget
(100-150 words per group)
*Each group can receive a maximum production subsidy of $500 on a reimbursement basis. A budget plan has to be submitted for approval in advance. GE reserves the right of final decision on reimbursement of production expenses.
12/11 (Mon)Submission of self-reflection
21/11 (Wed)Rehearsal & Final Presentation at Gatherland2046 (Theme: Lost & Found)
(around 5-10 mins per group)
Mentors and their Recommendations #
 Mentor Field / Work TitleSuggested Items
1#Alison M. Friedman
Artistic Director, Performing Arts, West Kowloon Cultural District AuthorityBooks: The Cycle: A Practical Approach to Managing Arts Organizations by Michael Kaiser and Brett Egan,The E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What To Do About It by Michael Gerber, The Life of Poetry by Muriel Rukeyser, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Articles / Chapters: The Business of Dance by Farooq Chaudry

Talk: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Leconi (
2Hu Ching-fang
WriterBook: Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

Movie: Cléo from 5 to 7 by Agnès Varda
3Indy Lee
Theatre PractitionerBooks: The Illusion of Leadership – Directing Creativity in Business and the Arts by Piers Ibbotson, The Artist’s way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, The Empty Space by Peter Brook

Films: The Throne of Blood by Akira Kurosawa, Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir
4Kumi Masunaga

Percussionist, Drum Circle Facilitator, Founding Director of Drum JamBooks: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to The Fulfillment of your Dreams by Deepak Chopra, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Film: The 5 Keys To Mastery, The Man Who Planted Trees 

Music: We Like It Here (full album) by Snarky Puppy, Stomp Out Loud by STOMP 

Visual Arts:;
5Tsang Tak Ping

Mindful PractitionerBooks: 南懷瑾《廿一世紀初的前言後語》, 約翰‧羅彬斯《新世紀飲食》

Art: 池坊花道 Ikenobo Ikebana
# Names in alphabetical order.
*承蒙香港演藝學院批准參與by kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Language: Cantonese/Mandarin/English
Quota: 25 (4-5 students in a group)
Fee: $250 (A deposit of $200 will be refunded upon full attendance at the programme)
Enrolment Deadline: 17:00, 11/9 (Tue) Enrolment Deadline: 12:00nn, 13/9 (Thu) **Extended**

Please submit the application form with the fee in cash to GE office on or before the deadline. On 6 Sep, you can submit your application to GE enrolment counter at Haking Wong Podium (10:00-17:00). For unsuccessful applications, the fee will be refunded.
(21 Nov 2018)

A group of aspiring students have met each other and mentors from different walks of life through the F:A:C:E: Mentorship Programme. They will share their learning experience and inspiration from the programme in various formats like video and live performance at the finale. This may be the end of the programme, but also a beginning of another stage of life.
Date: 21/11/2018 (Wed)
Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: GE Gatherland2046 (2/F, Pao Siu Loong Building)
Language: Cantonese and English
Free Admission

HKU Students & Staff – 
Alumni & Public –

Date Time Venue
14 Sep 2018 18:30 - 19:30 Gatherland2001
21 Nov 2018 19:00 - 21:00 Gatherland2046