UM PhD student receives Young Artist Grant under China National Arts Fund 澳大博士生創作獲國家藝術基金立項資助

Yang Chao, a PhD student from the Centre for Arts and Design, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), received the Young Artist Grant under the China National Arts Fund 2019, in recognition of his creative research project.

This year, the CNAF received 3,243 applications for the Young Artist Grant. After a rigorous review process by experts, 375 applications were approved, accounting for 11.56 per cent of the total number of applications. Yang Chao’s research project aims to re-contextualise Jingdezhen ceramic art from a global perspective. It represents Jingdezhen ceramic aesthetics in a transnational context, through which the traditional and the contemporary are impeccably integrated. Previously, Yang received several major international design awards from renowned institutions, including iF, Red Dot, and A’Design. He was also among the 25 designers to be nominated for a national award for ten outstanding young designers in China in 2018.

Yang’s advisor, Distinguished Professor and Centre for Arts and Design Director Lampo Leong, says that the CAD collaborates closely with the Department of Communication and the Faculty of Education, with the aim of creating a high-level platform for international exchange and collaboration. Through interdisciplinary research and the training of professionals in arts, design, and creative media, the centre strives to promote innovation in the field of art and design in Macao. He adds that the integration of technology, art, design, and new media can help to promote the diversification of Macao’s economy and pave the way for developing Macao into a sustainable and competitive world-class tourism and leisure center.

Established by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the CNAF aims to nurture talented artists and designers in China. The Young Artist Grant is open to application by young artists aged under 40 from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, who are involved in 16 different areas of arts, including opera, drama, dance, music, painting, and design.

國家藝術基金日前公佈青年藝術創作人才項目資助名單,澳門大學社會科學學院藝術設計中心博士生楊超的專案申請和前期研究成果獲得評審專家的高度讚譽,最終獲得了國家藝術基金的青年藝術創作人才立項資助。

2019年度的國家藝術基金青年藝術創作人才資助項目接受了3243項申報,經過專家多重的嚴格評審,最終375項獲選,立項率約為11.56%。楊超的陶瓷藝術研究項目希望挖掘和發揚景德鎮的傳統陶瓷藝術語言,通過 “國際化”的視覺表達,實現傳統與當代的完美結合。楊超曾獲眾多國際獎,包括iF、紅點、A’Design等,2018年獲 “中國服務設計業十大傑出青年提名獎”,全國獲此殊榮的青年設計師僅有25名。

楊超的導師、藝術設計中心主任梁藍波教授強調,藝術設計中心與澳大傳播系和教育學院密切合作,旨在建構高水平的國際交流合作平台,通過跨學科研究和對創新型藝術設計人才的培養去促進澳門藝術設計領域的創新能力。融科技與藝術、藝術與設計於一體,利用高科技、新媒體推動澳門藝術設計和文創事業的發展,為促進澳門經濟的多元化發展和邁向世界級旅遊休閒中心建立可持續的競爭優勢。

國家藝術基金由中國文化旅遊部設立,中央財政撥款,旨在打造和推進原創精品力作、培養藝術創作和設計人才,推進中國文化藝術事業的繁榮發展。國家藝術基金青年藝術人才項目涵蓋戲曲、話劇、歌舞、音樂、曲藝、中國畫、工藝美術等16個專業領域,所資助的對象為年齡不超過40周歲的中國及港澳台藝術機構、單位和高等院校的青年藝術工作者。