Here's a list of deadlines for residencies, call for papers, job opportunities & lots of different things you can apply for that have a connection to China. 


The Goethe Institute is funding up to 25,000 euros for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music, performance art, and digital media between Germany and non-European countries including China. Apply before April 15

Bosch-Siftung's Crossing Borders funds up to 15,000 euros in international research trips for authors, filmmakers and photographers from German-speaking countries as well as China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam. Apply before April 30

KhooshkRed Gate and Organhaus are calling for Iranian and Chinese artists for a one month residency exchange in April & July - either at Beijing or Chongqing. Apply before January 30.

Open call for UK-China Connection through Culture Grants, made available through the British Council. More details here, must be China Now Member to apply

The Sunny Art Prize competition is seeking submissions. It offers a selection of thirty artists the opportunity to take part in international activities, including exhibitions and a residency. Apply before June 30th, 2019. 


In-Situ Residency in Hong Kong are looking for artists and designers from Februrary 2019 onwards. Apply now!

YAC in Tianjin is inviting artists for printmaking residencies.

Three Shadows in Beijing & Xiamen seeking photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and other new media creators. Apply anytime.

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association's Artist Residency Abroad Funding Scheme provides up to HK$15,000 for Hong Kong artists seeking artist residencies abroad. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly, and artists should apply to their own residency programmes prior to applying.

The Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia seeks proposals for guest curators working with contemporary and Asian American community-based projects, providing $1,000 honorarium and $1,500 in artists fees, travel costs and other expenses

Artists travelling on a #slowtrain to or in China can apply anytime for a virtual residency to takeover our Instagram account.

C-Platform and Mexcia Lab are hosting a  Lucitopia Residency Program as part of a cooperation with Green Art Lab Alliance (EU) in Zixi County close to Fuzhou in Jiangxi Province. Apply throughout the year. 

The W.O.W Project is accepting submissions to their Makers Residency open call, a 3-month long opportunity for a maker to refurbish 50+ year old shipping crate wood into a functional object for Chinatown residents. Apply here before March 11th, 2019.


Museum 2050 is calling for proposals for the "Defining Institutions: Proposals for Museums of the Future" symposium. Proposals are due to by January 20, 2019. Read more here

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University is hosting a call for papers for the 12th CCVA Annual Conference on the development of Chinese contemporary art in the context of social, cultural and urban transformations. Proposals are due by 1 February 2019 to Read more here

The Shenzhen Forum 2019, sponsored by the Shenzhen University (SZU) of China and the National Communication Association (NCA), is hosting an open call for project proposals to any of the three different tracks for this year, " Experiments in Communication Innovation," "Intersections in New Media and Health Communication," and "Digital Journalism Challenge." Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1st, 2019. More info can be found here

Participants from Southeast Asia, East Asia and Asia Pacific are invited to apply to the Asian Arts Media Roundtable, a two-day meeting of arts editors, publishers, reviewers, arts journalists, critics, bloggers, podcasters, videocasters, academics and arts makers. Deadline is January 30th, 2019. More info here


Sleepcenter in Chinatown, NY is calling for interns for 2019. Send resume, cover letter and professional references to

NYU Shanghai seeks candidates for a wide range of teaching positions, including in Human-Computer Interaction & Computer Music.

M+ in Hong Kong has various positions open, including one for a Senior Exhibition Designer and Senior Human Resources Officer. 

UCCA in Beijing is seeking an intern for the director's office.

Asia Art Archive will be posting details for their 2019 internship sometime in December. Check here

Para Site in Hong Kong is looking for a Project Manager. Send full resume with expected salary and available start date via email to by 12:00 PM (HKT), Monday, January 7, 2019

Xiamen Jimei x Arles Photography Festival 23 November - 2 January 2019

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