For the second year running, China Residencies, I: project space and The Neighbourhood are calling for DJs, VJs, producers, artists, and performers to work in Beijing for a fully-funded two month residency in February & March 2019, in the ever-growing and increasingly idiosyncratic nightclub and electronic music communities in Beijing and China.

中国艺术交流,I: project space 和 The Neighbourhood 合作举办的以夜生活为主题的全资助性驻留项目正在向各DJ,制作人,艺术家和演员等征集申请函。该项目将于2019年2月至3月于北京进行。不限国籍,年龄,性别,才能和兴趣。获选者将在北京及其他城市不断增多并且极具特色的夜店和电子音乐社区中汲取灵感。


✨ this nightlife residency is

a safe space to celebrate each other and build together✨



"You see the untapped potential of nightclubs as spaces in need of deeper consideration; you agree that the relationship between nightlife and contemporary art has not yet been fruitfully explored. As a producer or DJ, you extend what you do into the visual realm; and/or the visual art that you make is tied up with electronic music and nightclubs."



China Residencies, I: project space and The Neighbourhood will connect the resident with key protagonists who are leading the discourses on and fusion of visual art & nightclub culture. During the residency, there will be opportunities to perform, exhibit and experiment with the local scene. For its second edition, The Nightlife Residency has partnered with Beijing club Zhao dai and contemporary art museum M Woods, allowing the selected resident to explore their spaces through exhibitions, club nights, workshops, talks, projects, etc.

中国艺术交流, I: project space 及 The Neighbourhood 将为获选者介绍当地引领视觉艺术,夜店文化的负责人。驻留期间获选者将有机会在当地表演,展示和实验。此次夜生活驻地项目将与北京夜店招待所和当代艺术馆木木美术馆合作,被选中的驻地艺术家有机会通过展览、派对、工作坊、讲座和其他项目探索这些空间。

This application is open to all,

there are no restrictions on artists’ mediums, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other criteria.



The chosen resident will get:

  • ✨ A round trip flight to Beijing

  • ✨ Two months accommodation and workspace

    at i:project space in Baitasi in February & March

  • ✨ $1,000 USD stipend

  • ✨ Introductions to local collaborators and project support

    from our three host organizations and supporting partners

  • ✨ Open Studio, resident nights at nightclubs & spaces to perform or exhibit across Beijing.

  • 驻留项目包含:

  • ✨ 旅费费用

  • ✨ 两个月的北京市里工作与生活空间

  • ✨ 1000美金的生活津贴

  • ✨ 接机、欢迎 与项目及周边环境介绍,项目支持和协调

  • 工作室开放日

  • 请于12月5日前提交在线申请。

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    ✨ When’s the deadline? ✨
    Friday, December 5th at midnight in your timezone.

    ✨ Can I submit late? ✨
    We’d really rather you did not! If your application is late, we can’t guarantee that the jury will have time to review it.

    ✨Who’s on the jury? ✨
    Soraya Lutangu BONAVENTURE, inaugural Nightlife Residency resident
    Anna Eschbach & Antonie Angerer from I: project space
    Carmen Herold & Song Zhiqi , from Zhao Dai 招待所
    Lhaga Koondhor aka Asian Eyez & Tom Mouna, from The Neighborhood
    Kira Simon-Kennedy & Josue Chavez from China Residencies

    What went down last year?
    Soraya produced a lot of music! Four of the six tracks on her just-released EP Mentor are ones she started in China. She says: “The title of the EP is deeply inspired by the residency, it’s about learning with people — finding a mentor and learning and teaching other. It’s about the kinds of cultural exchange that happens in the club scene. I felt it there. More so than in Europe, where we have huge egos and we all want to me the most booked artist, always on tour…. In Beijing, we were so honest with each other about what else we wanted to learn and get better at, and what skill sets we want to develop as artists.” Read the rest of the interview here:

    ✨ Can I put in a good word for my friends? ✨
    We’re against nepotism, so, in short, no. We can check to see if we received their application, but we read proposals anonymously for the first round, so trying to influence our jury members won’t really work.

    ✨ Do you have any general tips for how to apply? ✨
    Read this 10 step guide on Applying For Things for starts!

    ✨ When will the residency be announced? ✨
    We’ll publish a list of finalists by December 10th and announce the chosen resident in early January.

    • ✨ Will you give feedback if we don’t get it? ✨

    • Yes! It might take us a while, but we promise we’ll answer any *specific* questions you have.

      • ✨ I don’t have a credit card but I’d still like to contribute the suggested application fee. ✨

      You can donate via PayPal or Bitcoin too! Thanks so much for supporting us so we can keep providing opportunities like this :)

    ✨ Will you reimburse the suggested donation application fee if I’m not chosen? ✨
    No, all the fees go towards funding travel for this residency, and we really appreciate all your contributions, we couldn’t do this without you. Also, the donations are tax-deductible if you live in the US!

    ✨ I’m not free in February & March - will you be doing this again? ✨
    We hope so! If enough people are interested (and if we can find more generous sponsors!), we’d love to do this more often.

    ✨ Who is paying for this?
    I: project space & China Residencies, with some additional support from our friends at Zhao Dai 招待所 & M Woods 木木美术馆.

    Email nihao {at} if you have other questions and send us your proposals before midnight in your timezone on December 5, 2018 via this link: or by filling out the form below~