We are an artist residency community created by the independent fashion designer Mario Duyuchen. Little Poems offers a peaceful working environment for artists from all over the world to create and share ideas while relaxing in a traditional Chinese village.
We believe that all artists are equal and support creative work in all mediums. Any artist that is focused, polite, and disciplined is welcome at Little Poems.
Accepted artists are invited for one, two, or three month residencies. Our application asks that you give a brief description of the project you wish to pursue while at our community and then that initial email will result in a longer dialogue with our Residency Director to determine if Little Poems is a good fit for you. Please see the Apply section of the LittlePoemsCommunity.com website for additional information.
Little Poems is a 45 minute car ride away from Beijing's city center. Our residence is composed of 9 live / work studios in a 2 story building built around a central courtyard. We also have a reading room, a dining room, a kitchen, a Chinese tea room, a Korean tatami sujo room, a yoga/meditation room, WIFI, and a communal bathroom (3 showers and 3 WC). Please see the Studios section of our LittlePoemsCommunity.com website for images and additional information.
Accepted artists are invited to rent one of nine available studios ranging in size from 14 meters squared ($4,500CNY per month) to 30 meters square ($6,500CNY per month) Please see the Studios section of the LittlePoemsCommunity.com website for studio images and additional information.
Little Poems founder, Mario Duyuchen, lives and works with resident artists at Little Poems. Visiting artists are sharing common areas with one another and are thus expected keep things clean and organized. We hope to cultivate and promote a polite, thoughtful, and encouraging creative environment.