Introduction

Jardin Orange (“Orange Garden”) is a new artist residency in the north of Shenzhen, China. It has been host to and seeks to promote talented artists both from within China as well as to bring international artists to the burgeoning Chinese market. The overall mission of the project is to become an active participant in the region’s artistic growth as well as to become a “magnet” residency that attracts and supports young artists in their careers.   Artists come here to be culturally flexible, push beyond their comfort zone, to work hard and to experiment with new forms of personal expression that they haven’t tried before.

Jardin Orange Artist Residency (JO) offers Artists-In-Residence (AIR) a unique environment to spend extended residencies within the burgeoning young metropolis of Shenzhen, in southern China. 

This residency, in particular, is for artists to come explore their personal stylistic boundaries, to attempt things that they haven't done before, to experiment with new techniques and to consider the advice of others. We strive to encourage, in every step of the creative process, the forward motion and evolution of each artist that pushes them ahead in their professional journey. Jardin Orange Artist Residency is designed as an opportunity for artists to intensively pursue creative work away from their home setting and to welcomely embrace the modern Chinese urban setting.

We are looking to host recognised international and regional artists so they can develop their creative visions to new limits and to work on a series of canvas pieces that can then be then displayed and sold in our gallery.

Eligible Applicants

JO offers 4 to 12-week duration residencies throughout the year. The goal is to host around 2-3 artists per month. This means, potentially, dozens of artists are provided the opportunity to live and work at Jardin Orange Artist Residency each year.

This residency is currently open (til end of 2017) to "local" (those residing in the SZ/HK/GZ area) the artistic genre of visual art of painting. Unfortunately, we are not equipped for the performing arts, music creation, installations, large sculptures and “old-school” photography processing.

Artists are expected to commit to this mission: Jardin Orange offers each artist the autonomy and space to engage in his or her personal stylistic exploration; the artist is thought to be flexible, willing to push beyond one’s comfort zone and experiments with new forms of artistic expression and techniques.

Application Process

Currently seeking "locally-based" painters. For 2017, all international applicant spots have been filled.
2018 Applications are submitted by e-mail to jardinorange@gmail.com. A complete application includes:
- an updated CV and biography (including all exhibition events / websites / shows)
- a high-resolution visual portfolio your art work of the past 3 years (.pdf)
- online or digital price reference list for recently sold canvases or works (and average sale price of 1x1m canvas)
- artist letter of intent: what projects you would like to work on during your stay, how many and why

Facilities

Each resident is provided access to an individual studio space (37 sq. meters) and shared kitchen space. Sometimes, studios may be shared depending on volume of artists. Studios are located inside the residency’s three-story building and are fully equipped. Have 300-sq. meter public gallery and several offices.

Program Fees

Paid by host: Private living accommodations, reasonable amounts of studio and art materials (if not already available), gallery set-up for exhibition

Paid by artist: Travel to/from residency, personal travel / excursions beyond residency-based activities, spouses or assistants, insurance, visa costs, daily living expenses

Additional Information

Select finished works made during the residency will be displayed for private and public showings in the residency’s gallery, or in another organised public venue. Regarding monetary profits made from the sale of final works, a percentage of each work’s price will be shared between the residency and the artist to replenish costs/expenditures for artist’s stay. One third of the total number of final pieces created during the stay will be selected/chosen by the residency to add to its own private collection. The rest will remain the property of the artist.

Many and all further contractual details and stipulations will be provided and explained to the artist in the form of an Artist Agreement that is sent only once a formal application has been received and an explicit e-mail invitation has been sent to the artist. Terms may vary slightly by artist, depending on space availability.