It's time once again for the arts community to stand up and be counted. The Arts Development Council's (ADC) current board of Arts Interests Representatives stands down at the end of the year and is accepting nominations and voter registration for the next term. The votes will come from members of 262 registered art organisations. They will have a say in who should represent their interests in Chinese opera, dance, drama, film, literary pursuits, music and visual arts in mid-November. Last year, more than 6,000 people took part in the election and the ADC and Home Affairs Bureau is hoping even more will participate this year. So if you belong to one of the 262 registered art organisations, don't forget to fill out your voter registration form. After all, we are talking about an annual government subvention of more than $100 million, and every vote counts. The Hong Kong Singers is having its annual ball next weekend, so if you want to support one of Hong Kong's most active drama groups, this is the perfect opportunity. The ball will be held at the Hong Kong Country Club on September 15 with the theme 'A Night At The Oscars'. So go glam and dress Hollywood style. Tickets are $875 each for dinner, dancing and entertainment by Aquarius. Contact the Hong Kong Singers for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org . The line between fashion and art is becoming increasingly blurred. These days Armani dresses are on display at the Guggenheim Museum and Gucci sponsors soirees at the Venice Biennial. Hong Kong, not being one to miss out on a trend, follows with this year's Philippe Charriol Foundation's annual art competition. The theme is, quite fittingly: 'Wear Your Art'. Contestants are to create a piece of fashion/art (provide their own models) and present them to adjudicators in October. The finalists' entries will be auctioned off at the annual charity ball in November. The panel of judges is like a hit-list of the fashion and art world, including designers Barney Cheng and Pacino Wan, architect Tao Ho and artist Wucius Wong. Application forms are available at the Fringe Club, all public libraries and the Academy for Performing Arts. For more information call the Philippe Charriol Foundation at 2897 3381.