Congratulations to the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble! They have successfully raised over HK$10,450 (104% overfunded) for their innovative music concert, The Treachery of Images: Music Inspired by Surrealist Art. The concert was presented at the SOUTHSITE Salon with raving reviews. We’re looking forward to more of their upcoming singular music innovations, to continuously uphold the mission of presenting contemporary music to Hong Kong audiences.


Congratulations to "TOFU & VIOLENCE", the art campaign promoting charitable cause by FringeBacker-funded artist Claire Lee who raised over $27,100 (142% overfunded). The funding allows Lee to launch her exhibition with large scale paintings & photography, and to publish a charity art book. All net proceeds of the book will be donated to Rain Lily, a violence prevention organization to support its service for survivors of sexual violence.

In this project, Claire gave a brick of tofu to a group of participants of different backgrounds, asked them to use their bare hands or any body parts to hold and exist with it, in order to reveal the most basic instinct in us all – to protect, to destroy or to manipulate. Her campaign has helped turned the spotlight on different kinds of violence, including women’s rights and gender equity. Lee aims to play a part in helping to transform the way that people treat victims of abuse, and give the victims the courage and the voice to stand up for themselves. Through this amazing interaction of social cause, public participation and art, Lee reaches out to the Hong Kong community and encourages the public to support her cause in spreading the message of nonviolence, and especially helping abused women to restore their life with confidence and dignity.

“Tofu & Violence” Exhibition and Book Launch

Backers are excited to see photographs of themselves handling tofu and evoking deep emotions.


Belgian surrealist master Rene Magritte will be brought to musical life in Hong Kong? The Hong Kong New Music Ensemble will present an unprecedented music concert inspired by surrealist art. This group of contemporary music trailblazers will combine Magritte’s works with unfamiliar music materials, concocting what might be one of the most surprising concerts in the city. Be inspired, and support HKNME on:


FringeBacker is delighted to be the official Crowdfunding Partner of the Very Hong Kong Festival, the city’s first independent, community-based, art, culture and design festival. From British sculptor Antony Gormley to pianist Michelle Kim and many many more, over 50 local and international events are scheduled to take place throughout Hong Kong at this massive festival. It’s the first time that crowdfunding is partnering with a major arts festival anywhere in Asia, which is why we’re so thrilled! Everyone can now get directly involved with the best cultural events at VHK, which will run for a week starting Saturday 7 December. Some of the individual events are on FringeBacker now. Not only can you fund Very Hong Kong itself but you can also support the individual events.

VeryHK x FringeBacker: JupYeah
To inspire the entire city with our spirit of sharing, JupYeah will be hosting the first free-admission swap event at the Kwun Tong Promenade and thousands of people are expected to come with their swappables for exchange.

VeryHK x FringeBacker: Micro Galleries
Reclaiming disused and forgotten spaces in Wan Chai, the artist Kat Roma Greer’s Micro Galleries embody the idea that art does not need to be locked away in pristine galleries -- it can permeate the streets and change the way that we see the world.

VeryHK x FringeBacker: HONG KONG kaleidoscope
HONG KONG kaleidoscope aims to show the many unique facets of Hong Kong, old and new, from the eyes of a very diverse group. They hope this exhibition could help in cultivating and increasing our appreciation of Hong Kong and its people.

VeryHK x FringeBacker: Installation Art
“Goals”, as this creative installation is named, portrays a big school of sardines following a source of light, symbolizing Hong Konger’s constant struggle to reach for their goals. The installation will be displayed at the Central Star Ferry Pier.


FringeBacker proudly partners with the City University of Hong Kong's "Antarctica Expedition and Exhibition", a dramatic excursion to the Earth's last frontier led by Professor Scott Hessels, in a 24-strong team from the School of Creative Media. It is an unprecedented journey as they bring new approaches to understanding climate change and explore sustainable solutions in this remote and hostile landscape. This gigantic challenge will culminate in an art exhibition that will showcase environmental data and discoveries from the southern ocean. The gigantic initiative is campaigning to crowdfund HK$700,000 on FringeBacker, please support them here for this chilling adventure to the Earth's last frontier!