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Inside the BlackBOX exhibition, curated by Ian Wong, Monash University, highlighting 36 examples of Victorian design innovation at Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2016

  • arts & culture
  • design
  • international

    Hong Kong Business of Design Week grants will provide travel assistance for Victorian design companies and businesses from other sectors where their design capability is essential to their commercial success to attend the 2018 Business of Design Week (3 - 8 December 2018) in Hong Kong as part of a Victorian Design Trade Mission to be led by Creative Victoria.

    Download the Hong Kong Business of Design Week program guidelines DOC, 236.5 KB

    Key dates

    Grant Round Opens: 5 July 2018 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal

    Grant Round Closes: 5pm, 15 August 2018

    The dates for the 2018 Business of Design Week will be held between 3 - 8 December 2018, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

    It takes approximately 6 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

    Application Process

    Applications will be assessed competitively.  Priority will be given to companies that demonstrate an aptitude and readiness to export to one or more relevant markets.  In most cases, this is likely to require that companies are currently exporting, or intending to start exporting in the next 12 - 18 months.  A detailed export plan is not required however, companies that can provide an export plan to support their application will be considered favourably. See the program guidelines for further detail.

    Funding Available

    • $2,000 per company
    • Up to 50 companies will be supported

    Grants will be paid retrospectively on completion of travel and submission of receipts for eligible travel expenses.  Eligible expenses include the cost of travel to and from Hong Kong, airport transfers and accommodation in Hong Kong to attend Business of Design Week.

    Who can apply

    Victorian design companies and businesses from other sectors where their design capability has been essential to their commercial success.

    To be eligible, businesses must:

    a) be Victorian owned and based, as demonstrated by their ABN.
    b) have been working profitably for a minimum of two years
    c) have a working website
    d) agree to participate in Victorian Design Trade Mission delegate activities

    The program will prioritise:

    a) business with a gross turnover of at least $500,000 per annum
    b) businesses that are export ready.

    Companies attending Business of Design Week as members of the Victorian Design Trade Mission will be ambassadors for the Victorian Design industry. Participating businesses will be required to:

    a) identify themselves as members of the Victorian Design Trade Mission
    b) participate in a range of business and networking activities
    c) attend selected official events hosted or organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre or Creative Victoria.

    All grants recipients will need to register to join the trade mission. Applications are due 7 September. Note: this is a separate process from applying for a grant.

    Companies not eligible/successful in securing assistance through the grants program are still welcome to join the delegation and participate in official events as part of Business of Design Week at their own cost. You will, however, need to register for the trade mission.

    Who to talk to

    Shelly Gorr (Project Manager Business of Design Week): 03 8683 3162 or at bodw@creative.vic.gov.au

    Links and downloads

    Hong Kong Business of Design Week program guidelines DOC, 236.5 KB
    Hong Kong Business of Design Week application drafting tool  DOC, 62.5 KB
    Check if you're export ready
    Information for all applicants
    2018 Hong Kong Business of Design Week Grant Recipients DOCX, 13.3 KB