“Tap Siac Craft Market” opens on Friday 2nd Award Ceremony and Concert of the Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Song Albums held concurrently

Nearly 40 workshops are held during the Tap Siac Craft Market, inviting the public to experience the fun of creativity.

Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and co-organised by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, the “Tap Siac Craft Market” will be held from 21 to 23 April and from 28 to 30 April for two consecutive weekends (Friday to Sunday), at Tap Siac Square, featuring a variety of cultural and creative products from the local community and seven neighbouring areas. In addition, nearly 40 workshops and several music performances and the 2ndAward Ceremony and Concert of the Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Song Albums will be held. All are welcome to participate and enjoy the fun of creative works and the lively atmosphere of the event.

The “Tap Siac Craft Market” will be held from 5pm to 10pm, and the opening ceremony will be held on Friday, 21 April, at 6pm. The 2nd Award Ceremony and Concert of the Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Song Albums will be held after the opening ceremony. The seven beneficiaries of the “2016 Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Song Albums” will be honoured at the Award Ceremony. The beneficiaries of the subsidised albums, including Chan Kai Ho, Lei Ka Man, Sketch, Catalyser and Vivian Chan, will present live songs selected from the subsidised albums. The “Subsidy Programme for the Production of Original Song Albums” aims to support the beneficiaries on the production, cover design and promotion of the original song albums. All residents are welcome to learn about the development of original music and support local music producers.

In addition to the participation of local cultural and creative entities, cultural and creative practitioners from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea have also been invited in the “Tap Siac Craft Market” over the years. In the meantime, over 40 percent of booths are from Macao in each edition. Detailed statistics are available at the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website. This year’s Tap Siac Craft Market features 172 booths from Macao, 60 booths from Mainland China, 80 booths from Hong Kong, 40 booths from Taiwan, 24 booths from Malaysia, 16 booths from Singapore, and 8 booths from Korea. The Craft Market features thousands of distinctive and creative products, including accessories, fashion design, clothing, drawings, paintings, carvings, leather products, home furnishings, creative potted plants, natural handmade products, eco-friendly products, as well as creative food and beverages; of which a few emerging brands with unique styles will also be showcased. Furthermore, nearly 40 workshops, will be held for the public to experience the fun of creativity. The Craft Market features a “Craft Market Concert” presenting local and foreign original music, enhancing the festive atmosphere.

Inaugurated in 2008, the “Tap Siac Craft Market” is Macao’s first large-scale integrated platform for display and sale of cultural and creative products, also featuring original music performances. Every year the event attracts participants from Macao and other regions, and it has been well-received by both residents and tourists since its inception. For more information about the Craft Market booklet, performances and handicraft workshops, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (www.icm.gov.mo), the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.com) or the “Craft Market” page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MacaoCraftMarket).

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