China Residencies & I: project space are seeking a dedicated and aspiring arts administrator for the inaugural Residency Knowledge Fellowship. This year-long paid fellowship takes place in New York and Beijing, and will provide hands-on and theoretical training in every aspect of running an international residency program.

At China Residencies in NYC, the fellow will:

      • Help oversee five fully-funded open calls and develop partnerships within the network
      • Build resources and share knowledge to support the entire field of creative exchange
      • Liaise with 45 residencies in mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as embassies and cultural organizations worldwide
      • Learn grant-writing and assist in planning fundraising campaigns

At I: project space in Beijing, the fellow will:

      1. Learn the many facets of running a residency, from fundraising to working with artists
      1. Help curate and organize open studios, exhibitions, publications, and artists projects across music, the visual arts, performing arts, design, and film
      1. Get to know Beijing's independent and established contemporary art and music scene

Throughout, and during the fellowship and during the summer apprenticeship, the fellow will learn key skills such as:

      1. Budgeting
      1. Fundraising
      1. Building and expanding networks
      1. Project management
      1. Evaluating social impact
      1. Facilitating cross-cultural understanding


12 months starting January 2019

  • 。January February March {3 months} New York - China Residencies

  • 。March April May June {4 months} I: project space

  • 。July {1 month} full-time apprenticeship at another partner institution

  • 。September October November December {4 months} I: project space

Salary + Benefits:

  • 。12,000 rmb/monthly {~$USD 1,770/month}

  • 。Beijing-NYC round-trip flight

  • 。3 weeks paid vacation + health insurance reimbursement

  • 。During the year, the fellow will also have the option of take part in events like Residency Knowledge Exchanges and conferences about residencies and arts management.

Application process:

To apply, submit this form that will ask for:

  • 。Your biography or CV

  • 。What was the last cultural event [exhibition, concert, film festival, symposium, talk etc] that you really enjoyed and why? {under 500 words}

  • 。Create a project proposal: what should there be a residency for? Draft a theme, budget, timeframe for a future China Residencies open call {one PDF, one to two pages maximum}

Qualifications we are looking for:

  • 。Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (reading / writing / speaking)

  • 。Passion for cultural creative exchange

Nice to have skills:

  • 。Graphic design (digital or print)

  • 。Photography + Video

  • 。Social media management - WeChat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

  • 。Additional languages (Cantonese, German, and any other languages skills welcome!)

  • 。Community organizing and event planning

Applications are due by October 1st, 2018, midnight Beijing time. We warmly welcome applicants of all identities, and warmly welcome people of all gender-identities, abilities, diasporas, ages, and backgrounds to apply.

Apply now ---> https://chinares.wufoo.com/forms/2019-china-residencies-fellowship/

About China Residencies:
China Residencies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation dedicated to creating a comprehensive directory of artist residencies in China; researching organisational best practices; and fostering successful creative exchange for visiting artists. Wing On Wow & Co’s The W.O.W Project is fiscally sponsored by China Residencies.
Further information, visit chinaresidencies.org

About I: project space:

I: project space is a nonprofit independent art space, curatorial project, and publishing endeavor in Beijing. Collaborating with local and international cultural producers, I: project space is constantly building networks with other art spaces worldwide to join forces with like-minded spaces all over the world.

Further information, visit yi-projectspace.org