Introduction

Qingyun International Art Center focuses on the research, development, and creation of Chinese handicraft art. With studios dedicated to ceramics, glass art, metal, jewelry, and lacquer, Qingyun's residency program combines traditional culture and heritage with contemporary art and design.

Qingyun's residency launched March 2016, and is located in Daxing, south of the 6th ring road outside Beijing. Far away from the city center, the residency is surrounded by farmland and nature.

Eligible Applicants

All disciplines, especially artists working with glass, ceramics, textiles, natural fabric dyeing, metalwork, farming, jewellery design, theater & music, Chinese traditional culture: tea ceremonies, traditional instruments (guqing), calligraphy, as well as researchers.

Artists from all nationalities and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Apply online via China Residencies: http://chinares.wufoo.com/forms/qingyun-eae/

Facilities

There a facilities for:
- Lacquer
- Metalworking
- Glass
- Ceramics (Qing-style wood kiln, electric kiln, gas kiln)
- Contemporary Art studio spaces
- Greenhouses & farmland

Each artist has their own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen in a Beijing-style courtyard (siheyuan), as well as a bicycle.

Program Fees

Artist are responsible for their international travel and visa costs.

Local travel costs, basic materials, all meals, accommodations, and studio space are provided by the residency.

Additional Information

Artists have access to several different exhibition spaces of various sizes.

If residents would like to have a final exhibition, they will be required to:
Artists are :
1. Design their own exhibition poster
2. Provide photographic documentation of the work produced
3. Design their own materials to be printed if needed.
4. Provide exhibition details 15 to 20 days in advance, including CV, portfolio, work descriptions, images.
5. Reach out to the embassy, consulate, or cultural council of their home country for possible financial and media support.

艺术家在驻留期间需要自己履行的义务:
1.艺术家需要自己设计自己的展览海报。
2.自己作品的专业拍摄。
3.如有画册或其他出版物品印刷,艺术家需要自己设计。
4.至少提前15-20天给到我们展览信息(如:最新版CV,portfolio,作品陈述,海报,展览作品高清图片等)
5.正式驻留确定开始,需要艺术家正式邮件自己本国驻华大使馆,申请在使馆会谈,期间需要带上驻留项目负责人一同参加,协调媒体支持和展览支持等。