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Arts Open Call


Festival History 

Clockenflap is Hong Kong’s largest and longest-running outdoor music and arts festival, and a major highlight of the city’s annual cultural calendar. Launched in 2008 by friends and founders Mike Hill (Festival Director), Justin Sweeting (Music Director) and Jay Hofmann-Forster (Artistic Director), Clockenflap has grown from an intimate one-day gathering of 1,500 local music and arts lovers, to a three-day cultural extravaganza with over 80,000 attendees in March 2023. 


Festival Vision 

Clockenflap’s arts program spans the entire festival site, with works ranging from, installation art, kinetic sculpture, immersive experiences, and mobile performances. Nurturing and magnifying home-grown talent upon an internationally acclaimed platform, the festival format serves as one giant canvas; with the opportunity to transform and inspire. 


Dec 2023 Arts Open Call 

For the 1-3 December edition of Clockenflap festival, we are looking for MOBILE ARTS INSTALLATIONS, which may have a performative element. 


Practical Considerations 

  • Structures do not have a height limitation; however, they will need to meet our safety standards and be appropriately designed and fabricated for the outdoor festival setting.  

  • Our team of technical experts will evaluate design submissions for safety and viability. 

  • Structures should be sufficiently robust to operate during the festival and ongoing maintenance may be required.  

  • The installation/experience should be mobile and able to move to different areas within the festival.  

  • The installation/experience can utilize wheels or be carried.  

  • The installation/experience may include sound, light and/or special effects.  

  • The installation/experience may require a power source which could be provided by; battery, silent generator, and/or human powered.  

  • The installation/experience should be visually stunning and engage audiences.  

  • The installation/experience will require a team of people to operate, move and possibly perform/interact with the audience.  

  • The installation/experience should operate for all three days, for a total of at least 3 hours per day (to be discussed) 


Please submit a description of the project, artist biography, proposed budget, and any relevant images, including past work.  


Project Support 

We are offering the following package to each selected artist or creative studio: 

  • Up to HK$100,000 funding to realize the project (all inclusive) 

  • 4 x 3-day festival tickets (value over HK$7,000)  

  • Additional staff/performer passes (to be discussed) 

  • A dedicated artist page on  

  • Exposure to ~80,000+ people at the festival 

  • Opportunity for media interviews  

  • Professional photographs of your work 


Key Dates 

2023 Arts Open Call Announced: Wednesday, 6 September 2023 

Submission Deadline: Friday, 13 October 2023


How to apply 

Please email submissions to:


Judging Criteria  

Proposals will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, audience engagement, viability, safety, and budget.