Get Involved

“The festival opens up eyes, minds, and doors to help the city’s inhabitants get their perception of the environment, design and architecture started. My goal was to create a festival that would be for everyone, accessible for free, because the city belongs to all of us and we should get involved and become part of it.”

Victoria Thornton, OBE, Founder Open House Worldwide

Suggest a Building

Are you willing to give us an insight to Macau’s best kept architecture secrets? Do you have a suggestion of a building worth visiting that you’d like to see in the Open House Macau program this year? Or would you rather like to nominate your own building for inclusion? 

Let us know — fill out our Building Suggestion form.

The deadline for submissions is August 17th. Please note that all buildings must be located in Macau, as Taipa and Coloane are not part of the itinerary of this first edition. The organization reserves the right not to include suggested buildings. Vetoes will be duly justified by email shortly after the call’s closing.

Join as Volunteer

Interested in architecture, design and the built environment? Macau fan? CURB is sending out a call for great and wholehearted people to get involved with Open House Macau and take active part of making this weekend memorable for all those involved. We have many different opportunities to be a part of something big: donate your time and help bring forth unique architecture and design to everyone!

We expect OHM volunteers to be able to communicate with the visitors about the building/site they’ve been assigned to, as well as to provide general and practical information about the event. Volunteers are true mediators, lying in the hinge and building bridges between those participating at the Festival and the great selection of buildings we’ve picked up for this grand-opening!

Join us — apply as Volunteer by filling out this form.

The deadline for submissions (1st call) is August 17th.

What are the Volunteer tasks at OHM?

  • Guiding visits: leading guided tours to a given building/site, introducing visitors to its history, function and particular architectural features and answering questions at a level for the lay-person.

  • Visitors management: greeting visitors, managing lines, assisting with crowd control during visits, distributing maps, counting how many people visited the site during the shift, asking to complete feedback surveys, and filling in a report

  • Welcome desk: answering general questions about Open House Macau and available sites, providing practical information and being able to suggest itineraries according to visitors’ interests, as well as work actively on promoting the event’s social media.

  • Neighborhood support: serving as runner between different sites within a neighborhood and work closely with Area Coordinators. This may require filling in for volunteers who are no-shows, distributing event guides to site locations throughout the weekend and other necessary support tasks.

If you’re available for a longer period of time, ranging anytime between August and November, your support is kindly accepted at the Festival’s pre-production or post-production stages. Fields available range from production and communication support tasks, distribution, promotion, translations (English to Cantonese), photography, video, etc.

How much time do Volunteers need to commit?

All it takes is a day: volunteers offer a minimum of two shift (8 hours) at OHM sites or home. You can also choose to work multiple shifts in one day or two days. Additional moments of mandatory participation:

  • General Meeting: November 2nd (around 3h)
  • Initial preparatory visit: November 5th to 9th, exact day TBC (around 2h)

When you are not volunteering, you are encouraged to take part and visit the other OMH sites!

What’s in it for me?

By volunteering at OHM, you benefit from plenty of advantages! It’s an opportunity to meet others who share your interest in architecture, design, history, and Macau’s built environment, as well as to get exclusive invitations to networking events and privileged access to sites, just to mention a few of the tokens you’ll profit from!

How can I apply?

Fill out this form to apply as Volunteer.

Deadlines:

  • First call round: August 17th. Advantage for early bird registrations include choosing the building you’d like to be assigned at!
  • Second call round: October 8th.

While OHM makes every effort to place all volunteers who apply, due to varying site needs, application does not guarantee placement.

Queries & Information

Contact us at: volunteer@openhousemacau.com

Further queries? Check out the Volunteer FAQ document (available soon!).

Why sponsor OHM?

Now is your chance to be a part of the first and only Open House in Asia. Differentiate yourself by supporting this free for all, engaging, inclusive, educational, and skilled event. Good design is not just great for the built environment. Tourism, retail, hospitality, and building/construction industry all benefit from increased demand. A win-win situation!

What’s in it for me?

  • Fulfill your Corporate Social Responsibility by engaging and actively supporting this quality and community-oriented event

  • Give back to your community — support Macau’s inhabitants wellbeing, promote education, and help regenerate patrimony

  • Show your commitment to architecture quality, directly affecting your fellow citizens quality of life and social renovation

  • Take active part in a pioneer event in Asia from its take off first ever edition

  • Help your country thrive as it gets on worldwide’s visiting agendas

  • Gain emotional leverage over competitors as you’ll stand as a facilitator of citizen’s access to exceptional architecture, allowing this event to remain free for all

  • Convey a quality image of your company by promoting ethical and transparent core values

  • Grant international exposure as an associate member of renowned Open House Worldwide (40+ members in 5 continents)

  • Gain brand promotion for your company through our extensive communication and media relations plan

  • Reach very diverse audiences through varied channels in a short span of time, effortlessly

  • Access high-level networking opportunities with Open House Macau network of sponsors, institutional and media partners

  • Gain benefits as a sponsor for upcoming editions compromising with a 3-year early bird sponsorship plan

  • Access exclusive offers and event engagement opportunities for your employees and clients

Sponsorship packages

There are five levels of engagement, each offering a different financial investment and matching counterparts, designed to meet your company’s best interest:

  • Diamond
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

How to sponsor

If you want to learn more about OHM Sponsorship opportunities and how you can benefit from getting involved, get in touch with us at sponsor@openhousemacau.com.

We’ll make sure to tailor our offer and work closely with you in order to make your investment flourish!