Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), the Tap Siac Craft Market in spring will be held from 18 to 21 and from 25 to 28 April at Tap Siac Square. The calls for stall operators and creative handicraft workshops will be open from 30 January to 22 February. Applications are free of charge.
The Tap Siac Craft Market is a distinctive cultural and creative market in Macao that has been held in spring and autumn annually since 2008, aiming to provide a platform for cultural and creative practitioners to display and sell their products and to communicate with each other, support and encourage creativity and innovation, promote Macao’s cultural and creative products to the market, and establish a signature cultural and creative exhibition of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The upcoming Tap Siac Craft Market will be held from 18 April, four days a week, from Thursday to Sunday for two consecutive weeks. There will be over 220 handicraft and creative gastronomy stalls.
For applicants from Macao, Malaysia and Singapore, please apply online through the “Craft Market Booth Operator Database” at www5.icm.gov.mo/craftmarketV2. Those from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan regions may visit the Tap Siac Craft Market website at www.craftmarket.gov.mo for more details regarding the application methods. All products applied for sale in the proposal must be original designs, with a minimum of 10 models available for sale, and may also include both cultural and artistic experience services. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, IC will select the stall operators by drawing lots.
Applicants for the creative handicraft workshops may submit the application form via the email apply.DPICC@icm.gov.mo or at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building located at Tap Siac Square during office hours. The workshop proposals will be assessed and selected based on a set of comprehensive criteria such as the completeness, feasibility, aesthetics, and attractiveness of the proposal, as well as the budget and instructors’ experience. Application rules and the electronic application form can be obtained and downloaded from the Tap Siac Craft Market website at www.craftmarket.gov.mo.
The applications for stall operators and creative handicraft workshops must be submitted from 30 January to 22 February.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Zhou or Ms Lio, staff members of IC, through tel. no. 8399 6289 or 8399 6292, during office hours.View gallery