Art Residency Beijing
About the ProgramIf you are planning
a visit to Beijing and are considering a residency at IARB please
contact us via email@example.com to check on availability
and appropriateness of our space for your activity before applying. The
program is managed on a not-for-profit basis. As there is very limited
public or private funding available for residency programs in China,
participants are expected to cover travel and studio fees. Where Where Art Space provides an orientation to the artistic
community, and the environment for meaningful artistic experiences and
exchanges. All participates accepted into the program will be provided
letters of support and invitation to assist with grant applications.
Booking should be made well in advance, although at times we may
have last minute space available.
Who can applyThe program is
intended for visual artists, critics, writers and curators of
contemporary art, but we welcome inquiries from other disciplines. All
individuals including emerging, mid-career, and established artists are
eligible to apply. Artists are selected based on the quality of their
work and the likelihood of a valuable exchange in Beijing. The
selection process is made by the Where Where Art Space staff members. We
have cooperated with international funding agencies and
art organizations that support artists. We would be pleased to
provide suggestions and advice on securing support for your project.
The Residency/Apartment is a completely
96 square meter (1030 sq. ft) work and living space.
How To ApplyApplication Deadlines
- Large working studio space
- Enclosed kitchen; fridge, cooking element, sink, kitchen
- Enclosed bedroom
- Private bathroom (hot/cold sink and shower, toilet)
- Dining and living area (dining table, chairs, couch, bookcase)
- Private Sundeck and work space
- 5 meters high-ceiling with 4, two-meter windows providing
abundant natural lighting
- Heating, air conditioning, kitchen gear, furnishings and linen
- Wireless internet connection
- Access to washing machine
- A bicycle and lock are provided
- We also provide a cell phone with a local number
- Space can be organized to suite your individual project
- Double-locked, secure space
There are no application
deadlines. Applicants will be notified within three weeks of receipt of
Application GuidelinesPlease provide
- Completed application form
- A written description (Microsoft Word document if
possible) outlining your residency goals and objective, C.V. outlining
artistic accomplishments, awards, exhibitions, published work etc.
- A list of equipment or specialized production requirements
beyond those you will provide
- Visual artists: include 10-20 jpegs (max .5 meg each image)
of your recent work and/or link to your website. Digital scans or DPF’s
of recent articles, reviews, and catalogues (if available)
- Please clearly title/labeled all materials submitted
Materials should be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org
- The cost for the apartment/studio is 10,000 RMB per month
(approx. $1,600 US, 1,200 EUR) and includes electricity, water, heating, internet, and a comprehensive orientation to
Beijing. Payment can be made in euros, US dollars or RMB, (PayPal
- Basic day-to-day living expenses (food and transport) are
about 3000 RMB per month.
- Please also budget for work assistants, interpreters or
potential expenses for your residency project plan.
- Daily food, drinking water, and related costs are the
responsibility of resident
program covers airport pickup, an orientation package including local
maps, guide books, taxi guide, orientation manual, and local cell phone
(calling card responsibility of resident artist). In addition, we work
closely with residents to connect them with relevant activities in the
cultural community including gallery openings, lectures, symposiums,
and a host of other special events.
- Living: There is a
washing machine in the first floor bathroom available for use. A dryer
is not available – clothes are air-dried. Laundromat facilities are
close by in Caochangdi.
- Tourist Information Popular Beijing
events websites are www.thebeijinger.com and www.cityweekend.com.
Common ex-pat events magazines are That’s Beijing, City Weekend, and
- Translation and Production Assistants
- Translation outside of the studio/gallery and production assistants for
the day can be arranged for a fee. (The artist should provide the day’s
lunch and taxi fare)
- Travel and Health Insurance - It is strongly advised to obtain travel and health insurance.
- Bookings - bookings are made with a 30% non-refundable deposit payable at the
time of registration. Tentative reservations can be made while you seek
funding support, but the space is only confirmed with a deposit. The
balance is due upon arrival. (Residencies are booked on a monthly
basis, beginning on the 1st of each month, although shorter visits or
mid-month arrivals and departures will be considered under special
- Cancellation Policy - Due to the difficulty
of filling cancelled paid bookings at short notice, cancellations
within six months of arrival will only be refunded if replacement
residents can be found.
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