連繫兩岸四地民間力量 復興華語文藝獨立創作

連繫兩岸四地民間力量 復興華語文藝獨立創作


「文藝復興基金會」以香港為基地資助青年創意

(香港,2012年10月11日)文化繁榮的基礎,是自由表達和獨立創作。具有獨立精神、自由思想的文藝創作,是文明多元社會和文化人權的重要基礎。「文藝復興基金會(Renaissance Foundation)的成立,是為了聯合兩岸四地民間力量,持續支援和贊助獨立文藝創作,鼓勵和獎掖年輕創作人,推動多元,尋找浪潮,提升當代華人青年文化。

「文藝復興基金會」理事長黃耀明認為:「獨立是一種精神。在北美等市場,獨立(indie)也是一種類型。它不代表沒市場。在華人世界,獨立的音樂、影像和文學應該要找到自己的位置。就算你不依附主流,也可以找到自己的生存空間。基金會可以去幫助那些被孤立的藝術家,給他們一個平台,讓他們多多交流,使獨立藝術變成一股新的小小的勢力,或是一種新的小小的風潮。」

著名作詞人周耀輝亦是基金會理事,他相信,「一個社會的興盛和改變,不是可以用GDP和每個人的收入去衡量的。我們可以文藝一點去過生活,而非只是經濟地去過生活。」台灣著名樂評人和資深媒體人、基金會台灣召集人張鐵志則補充表示:「文化生產不是真空的,不是你在家裡寫音樂,你就有機會好好地做音樂,我們還是需要對於政治、經濟進行分析,然後進行批判。」

「文藝復興基金會」以面向國際的窗戶與橋樑位置的香港為基地,聯合兩岸四地,物色民間各界文化贊助人以籌集資助金,用於鼓勵、獎掖及傳播高質素的獨立文藝作品,期望發掘優秀創作人才,復興華人創作者的獨立創新精神。

「文藝復興基金會」的決策機構為理事會。理事由音樂、影像與文學等專業領域內具成就並超越本地發展的知名人士,以及基金會重要出資人擔任,目前理事會有理事長黃耀明;副理事長韓寒;理事彭浩翔、賈樟柯、周耀輝、舒琪郭啟華、姚謙、張元及黎穎瑜等。而基金會另設地區和專業召集人,負責各地區的組織協調事務。香港召集人有潘達培及鄧小樺;中國大陸召集人有朱建、王小山、許知遠;台灣召集人有張培仁、張鐵志及張釗維。

「文藝復興基金會」無意將任何思想灌輸給年青人;相反,基金會希望年青一代能打破固有思想、衝出種種規範。於成立第一年,「文藝復興基金會」將籌辦一系列常規活動,以啟蒙、跨界交流、年度資助計畫及評獎為四大方向,拓展文藝創作的空間,推動開放包容的文化交流。

首先,於2012年11月24日(星期六),「文藝復興基金會」將會於香港西九龍文化區,首度舉辦「文藝復興2012」大型戶外音樂會,免費招待兩岸四地的文藝愛好者,並提供多元且具深度的表演舞台,讓華人社區的獨立藝術創作人,展示其優秀的獨立音樂作品,為「文藝復興基金會」的正式成立揭開序幕。

另外,基金會將舉行每年一度文藝資助及評獎計劃,開放接受報名,每年將由專業評委選出3-4名音樂、10名文學及10名影像年輕創作者,資助其創作和發表作品。基金會亦會與各地文化機構合作舉辦「音樂創意營」、「文學大講堂」及「影像大師班」等講座與工作坊,分享優秀獨立文藝作品,啟發潛在的獨立創作者。基金會更會出版《文藝復興》月刊,發表和傳播獨立創作人的作品。「文藝復興基金會」希望透過免費活動,降低文化藝術活動的門檻,讓社會上更多人分享獨立創作的魅力和文化的力量。欲了解有關「文藝復興基金會」的資訊,可登入網頁www.rfhk.com.hk或facebook: www.facebook.com/RenaissanceFoundation。

「文藝復興基金會」2012-2013活動介紹

2012年11月

「文藝復興2012」大型戶外音樂會

於戶外舉行的大型音樂會,集合中國大陸、台灣、香港和澳門於音樂範疇內,創作形態都最先鋒、最優秀的標誌性人物參與演出,讓來自兩岸四地的年青藝術文化愛好者能夠免費欣賞及參與互動。

2013年全年

文藝創作大師工作坊

與香港本地、中國大陸、台灣及澳門的文化機構合辦「音樂創意營」、「文學大講堂」及「影像大師班」等講座與工作坊;同時亦會通過和學校等教育機構合辦夏令營與訓練班等,分享優秀作品的賞析,啟發潛在的獨立創作者。

2013年4月

文藝資助及評獎計劃

舉行每年一度文藝資助及評獎計劃,開放接受報名,符合評審資格的優秀獨立創作,將可獲得資助。首年將籌得基金用以資助音樂、文學及影像三大範圍的年青人進行獨立創作,資助計畫包括出版音樂專輯、虛構類文學作品、非虛構寫作、微電影及紀錄片製作等。

2013年8月

《文藝復興》月刊創刊

設立常態性的展示平台,建立推介作品的網站和App,出版文藝刊物、書籍,讓創作者的作品可以呈現,可以沉澱,利於傳播。


「文藝復興基金會」理事檔案

理事長

黃耀明 

香港著名歌手、作曲人、製作人,香港傳奇樂隊「達明一派」靈魂人物,「人山人海」音樂製作公司董事長。其專輯《我的廿一世紀》曾獲「華語音樂傳媒大獎」頒發世紀十年卓越粵語專輯獎。

副理事長

韓寒

中國著名作家、《獨唱團》雜誌主編。曾經入選TIME雜誌「2010全球最具影響力百人榜」。小說作品有《他的國》、《1988》等。他同時是中國職業拉力賽及場地賽車手。

 

理事

彭浩翔

香港著名作家、編劇、電影導演,其電影風格鮮明,想像豐富,集合黑色幽默、恐怖、荒誕與警匪等元素,深受年輕觀眾喜愛和關注。亦曾獲得香港電影金像獎最佳新晉導演、最佳編劇獎等多個電影獎項。

 

賈樟柯

著名電影導演。畢業於北京電影學院文學系。1995年拍攝第一部57分鐘的短片《小山回家》得了香港映像節的大獎。2006年憑借《三峽好人》榮獲威尼斯國際電影節金獅獎及洛杉磯影評人協會獎最佳外語片獎。2010年,洛迦諾國際電影節授予他終身成就金豹獎,成為有史以來獲此殊榮最年輕的電影人。

周耀輝

香港著名填詞人,現為香港浸會大學人文學課程助理教授。香港大學文學院畢業,主修英文及比較文學。曾於政府、亞洲藝術節、明報及商業電台工作。周耀輝名作如〈忘記他是她〉、〈忽然之間〉、〈色盲〉、〈佛洛伊德愛上林夕〉、〈麥當娜一吻〉,設想獨特、文化氣息深厚,敢於挑戰另類偏鋒題材。

 

舒琪

本名葉健行,香港影視導演、影評家。現為香港演藝學院電影電視學院院長。高中時代起開始為雜誌寫影評,後來入讀香港大學英文系。曾任香港《電影雙週刊》雜誌總編。導演作品有《虎度門》、《基佬四十》、《草台戲愛》等。

郭啟華

香港東亞唱片顧問和多位明星藝人的經理人。曾任香港商業電台DJ及助理節目總監,目前為新城電台節目總監。

 

姚謙

華語流行歌壇寫詞人、製作人及音樂經理人,歷任點將、SONY 唱片負責人、EMI 科藝百代唱片總經理、Virgin 維京唱片總經理及大國大熊星唱片總經理,現任大熊星國際多媒體總經理。曾成功打造出李玟、蕭亞軒、劉若英等樂壇巨星。個人發表原創歌詞600多首。

張元

著名電影導演。1989年北京電影學院獲學士學位,畢業後個人集資獨立制片,開創中國近代電影先河。被美國《時代周刊》推選為「21世紀世界百名青年領袖」之一。1999年其作品《過年回家》獲威尼斯電影節最佳導演獎;2001年被聯合國授予文化和平獎;2006年獲梵帝岡羅勃特 · 布萊松獎。

 

黎穎瑜

智經研究中心政策倡議總監、圓桌研究及教育協會教育政策副召集人以及英國勒比學校Arnold Scholarship評審小組成員。曾參與主持多個香港電台節目,包括「自由風自由PHONE」。此外,曾任職英國獨立電視亞洲新聞部及香港亞洲電視國際台新聞部,並曾為本地及內地多家專上學院執教及開辦課程。

 

「文藝復興基金會」召集人檔案

香港 

潘達培

香港著名紀錄片導演,香港電台新聞紀錄片《鏗鏘集》資深編導。   

鄧小樺

著名作家、文化評論人、媒體人,文學雜誌《字花》發起人之一。「香港文學館工作室」召集人。

 

中國大陸 

朱建

著名媒體人,現任杭州知名媒體《都市快報》的副總編輯,西湖音樂節發起人。 

 

王小山

著名作家、網路寫手、出版人、媒體人、公共知識份子。 

 

許知遠

著名文化人,集學者、出版人、公共知識份子、主筆、紀錄片導演、樂評人等身份於一身,媒體及線上線下的影響力均甚為龐大。

 

台灣 

張培仁

台灣著名音樂人,魔岩唱片創始人,著名音樂網站StreetVoice(街聲)創始人。

 

張鐵志

台灣著名作家,資深樂評人,哥倫比亞大學政治學博士候選人,其著作包括《聲音與憤怒:搖滾樂可能改變世界嗎?》、《時代的噪音:從狄倫到U2的抵抗之聲》及《反叛的凝視:他們如何改變世界?》。

 

張釗維

著名紀錄片導演,陽光衛視紀錄片總監,現任香港CNEX基金會董事、CNEX計畫製作總監、「人間學社」理事、文化研究學會會員。

     

Hong Kong based “Renaissance Foundation”

subsidizes young creative artists,

synergizing Chinese language communities across Greater China

for reviving independent arts and cultural creation

[Hong Kong, 11 October 2012]Free expression and independent creation are the foundation of cultural prosperity.  Arts and cultural creations with independent spirit and free thinking form the basis of a civilized, diverse society and cultural human rights. The establishment of “Renaissance Foundation” aims to unite the power of the people across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to support and sponsor independent creation of arts and cultural works, by encouraging and awarding young creative talents, promoting diversity and seeking new waves to enhance the development of creative culture among the Chinese speaking young people of the region.

 

Anthony Wong, the Chairman of the Executive Council, believes that “Independence is a kind of spirit.‘Indie’is also a genre in markets like North America with its own market value. In the Chinese world, independent music, video and literature should find their unique position. You can find your space for survival even you don’t depend on the mainstream. The Foundation will help those isolated artists and give them a platform for active exchange in order to turn independent arts into a new force or a kind of new wave, in a small scale to start with.”

 

Renowned lyricist Chow Yiu Fai who is a Council Member of the Foundation says, “We can’t measure prosperity and change of a society by GDP or individual citizen’s income. Instead of leading a finance-oriented and materialistic lifestyle, we can live more spiritually with more arts and cultural activities.” Well-known Taiwanese music critic and veteran media professional Chang TiehChih, also a member of the Foundation’s Council, adds that “Cultural works cannot be empty. You won’t get opportunities to produce good music if you simply work alone at home. We also need to reach out and criticize after analyzing the economy and politics.”

 

Based in Hong Kong which is a window to the world and a bridge with the international market, “Renaissance Foundation” unites the four places in the region into one single platform. Raising funds from various cultural sponsors of different sectors for encouraging, awarding and promoting independent arts and cultural works of high quality, with a hope to unearth exceptional creative talents and revive the independent, innovative spirit of Chinese creative artists.

 

The decision-making Council of “Renaissance Foundation”is composed of a group of key fund contributors, professionals and celebrities with outstanding achievements across the music, literature and film sectors beyond the local market, including Chairman Anthony Wong Yiu Ming, Vice Chairman Han Han and Council Members: Pang Ho Cheung, Jia Zhang Ke, Chow Yiu Fai, Shu Kei, Wallace Kwok , Yao Qian, Zhang Yuan and Jade Lai. In addition, the Foundation also has regional and professional conveners responsible for organizing and coordinating regional affairs: Hong Kong – Poon Tat Pui and Tang Siu Wa; China – Zhu Jian, Wang Xiao Shan and Xu Zhi Yuan; Taiwan – Landy Chang, Chang TiehChih and Zhang Zhao Wei.

 

“Renaissance Foundation” has no intention to instill any thinking into the young people’s minds. On the contrary, the Foundation hopes that the younger generation can break through the norms and think out of the box. During the first year, the Foundation will organize a series of regular activities focusing on 4 major directions: Inspiring, Cross-Genres Exchange, Annual Funding Scheme and Awards. The aim is to expand the horizon for arts and cultural creation to promote open and inclusive cultural exchange.

 

As a launch event, on Saturday the 24th of November, the Foundation will organize for the first time “Renaissance Festival 2012”, a large scale outdoor concert at the West Kowloon Cultural District for arts and culture lovers from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to enjoy free of charge a variety of stage performances with depth. It is a platform for independent artists to showcase their outstanding independent music works.

 

In addition, the Foundation will organize an Annual Funding and Awards Scheme. Each year, a pool of young and independent creative talents from 3 sectors will be selected by a professional panel: 3 to 4 from Music, 10 from Literature and 10 from Video, to receive subsidies for the launch and publication of their works. In collaboration with cultural organizations throughout the region, various seminars and workshops such as “Video Master-Class”, “Creative Music Camp” and “Literature Class” will be organized for sharing outstanding independent arts and cultural works to inspire potential independent artists. The Foundation will also publish a monthly magazine “Renaissance” to promote the works of independent creative artists. Through free activities, the Foundation hopes to lower the threshold to arts and cultural activities, making them widely accessible to more people in the general public for them to share the charm of independent creation and the power of culture. For more information on Renaissance Foundation, please visit our website at www.rfhk.com.hk or facebook: www.facebook.com/RenaissanceFoundation.

    “Renaissance Foundation” 2012-2013 Activities  
Date Title Details
November 2012 “Renaissance Festival 2012” Outdoor Concert It is a large scale outdoor concert with the widest vision organized by the Chinese language independent artist circle in recent years. The event features the most pioneering and outstanding iconic artists from across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau for arts and culture lovers’ free enjoyment and interactive participation.
Throughout 2013 Arts & Culture Master-Classes In collaboration with cultural organizations of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau, various seminars and workshops such as “Filming Master-Class”, “Creative Music Camp” and “Literature Class” will be organized; through cooperation with schools and educational institutions, summer camp and training coursewill also be arranged to share appreciation of outstanding works to inspire potential creative artists.
April 2013 Arts & Culture Funding and Awards Scheme It is an annual funding and awards scheme open to the public for application. Independent artists with outstanding works fulfilling the judging criteria will receive subsidies. Funds raised during the first year will be used for sponsoring independent creative works of young artists from the music, literature and video sectors, providing funds for production and publication of music albums, literary fictions and non-fiction writings, micro-films and documentaries.
August 2013 “Renaissance” Monthly Magazine To allow creative writers to present and promote their works by setting up a regular platform for their showcase, building websites and applications for recommended works, publishing literary publications and books.
            “Renaissance Foundation” Council   CHAIRMAN Anthony Wong A famousHong Kong singer, composer and producer, Anthony Wong was the vocalist of the legendary duo Tat Ming Pair in the 1980s and the current director of the music production company People Mountain People Sea. His album My 21st Century was the winner of the “Cantonese Music of the Decade” award at the Chinese Music Media Awards.   VICE CHAIRMAN Han Han A Chinesebest-selling author, creator and chief editor of “Party” magazine and China's most popular blogger, Han Han was named one of 100 most influential people of Year 2010 in the world by “Time” magazine. Popular novels include Tadeguo (His Country) and 1968.  He is also a professional rally driver.     COUNCIL MEMBERS Edmond Pang Ho Cheung A famous Hong Kong novelist, screenwriter and film director, Pang Ho Cheung’s films are highly distinctive with rich imagination, black humour, horror, absurdity and police detectives, especially popular among young audiences. He is the winner of many awards including the “Best New Director” and the “Best Screenplay” awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards.   Jia Zhang Ke A well-known Chinese film director, graduated from the Beijing Film Academy. His first 57-minute short film Xiao Shan Going Home(1995) won a top prize at the 1997 Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards; and his work Still Life premiered at the 2006 Venice International Film Festival was a winner of the “Golden Leopard Award” and named the “Best Foreign Language Film” by the LA Critics Association. Having received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the 2010 Locarno International Film Festival, he has become the youngest recipient of the award in the history.   Chow Yiu Fai A renowned Hong Kong lyricist, graduated from the Hong Kong University majoring in English and Compared Literature, Chow Yiu Fai is now an assistant professor of Humanities courses at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He has worked for the government, Asia Arts Festival, Ming Pao and Commercial Radio. He has written many greatest hits including He is She, All Best Maria, Colour Blind, Sigmund Freud in Love with Lin Xi and Madonna Kiss. His lyrics are rich in variety and distinctive in style, daring to challenge alternative themes.   Shu Kei Shu Kei’s original name is Kenneth Ip, a renowned Hong Kong film director and film critic. Former chief editor of the magazine “City Entertainment”, he is currently the Dean of Film and Television at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Starting to be a film critic for magazines when he was still a secondary school student, Shu Kei is a graduate of the Hong Kong University majoring in English. Popular films directed include Hu-Du-Men and A Queer Story.   Wallace Kwok Kai Wah Wallace Kwok is the consultant of East Asia Music and manager of many popular artists. A former DJ, assistant programme director of Commercial Radio 2, he is now the programming controller of Metro Broadcast.   Yao Qian A Taiwanese pop song lyricist, producer, music manager, former head of DJ and SONY Records, general manager of EMI and Virgin Records, Yao Qian is currently the multi-media general manager of Music Nation Ursa Major Ltd. He has successfully managed many popular artists including Elva Hsiao, Rene Liu and CoCo Lee; and he has released original lyrics for over 600 songs.   Zhang Yuan A famous Chinese film director, graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1989. After graduation, he raised funds to produce independent films as a pioneer of modern Chinese films. He was named by “Time” magazine one of the “100 young leaders of the 21st Century”. His work Seventeen Years (1999) won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Director. He was granted the “Cultural Peace Prize” by the United Nations in 2001 and the “Robert Bresson Award” by Vatican in2006.   Jade Lai Jade Lai is the Director of Advocacy of Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, Vice-Table Host (Education) of Roundtable Community and a Judging Panel member of Arnold Scholarship to Rugby School. Prior to joining the Bauhinia, she co-hosted a number of RTHK programmes, including “Open Line, Open View”, and worked with the Asia Bureau of Britain’s Independent Television News (ITN) as well as the World Channel of Hong Kong’s Asia Television News. She also lectured at and developed programmes for various local and mainland tertiary institutes.     “Renaissance Foundation” Conveners   HONG KONG Poon Tat Pui A famous Hong Kong documentary director, documentary executive producer of RTHK’s programme Hong Kong Connection.   Tang Siu Wa A famous Hong Kong author, critic, editor of the literary magazine “Fleurs des Lettres” and convener of the “Workshop for the House of Hong Kong Literature”.   CHINA Zhu Jian A famous media professional, currently deputy chief editor of Hang Zhou “Metro Daily” and founder of the Xi Hu (West Lake) Music Festival.   Wang Xiao Shan A famous author, blogger, publisher, journalist and public intellectual.   Xu Zhi Yuan A famous cultrate, scholar, publisher, public intellectual, writer, documentary director and music critic, Xu Zhi Yuen is a highly influential figure in all above and below the line media.   TAIWAN Landy Chang A Taiwanese music professional, founder of Magic Stone Records and the popular music website StreetVoice.   Chang TiehChih A well-known Taiwanese author, Chang TiehChih is a Political Science doctorate student at the Columbia University. His books published include Sounds and Fury: Can Rock and Roll Change the World? , The Sounds of Resistance: from Bob Dylon to U2, and The Rebellious Gaze — How Have They Changed the World?   Zhang Zhao Wei A famous documentary film director, documentary directorof Sun TV, Zhang Zhao Wei is currently the director of the HKCNEX Foundation, production director of CNEX, council member of the Poettw’s Society of World and a member of the Cultural Studies Association.   This press release is delivered by Bloc Limited on behalf of Renaissance Foundation.