Welcome to China Residencies!  China Residencies is a non-profit platform operating a freely accessible database of artist residencies and work opportunities in mainland China and Hong Kong. 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 Fresh Milk Art Platform, China Residencies, The Barbados Museum and Historical SocietyI: project space, and Alice Yard are holding an open call for recent film and video works by contemporary artists practicing in the Caribbean, China and their diasporas to be included in the third edition of Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE), a series of programming taking place between Barbados, China, and Trinidad & Tobago. You can read more about here. Apply before June 28th, 2019.

China Residencies is also welcoming proposals responding to the theme of "Light & Sight" for our fully-funded 6th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency in Xiamen and Beijing. Apply here before August 8th. 

The W.O.W Project at Wing on Wo and Co in Chinatown, NY is also welcoming applications to their 4th 店面 Residency. Apply here be July 31st.

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

The City of Richmond in Canada is having an open call for an 11-month residency in Richmond, BC, Canada for Chinese Artists. With an estimated population of 218,000, Richmond is the fourth-most populous city in British Columbia. It has an immigrant population of 60%, the highest in Canada, and more than half of its population is of Asian descent, many of whom immigrated in the late 1980s, mostly from Hong Kong, Taiwan and, more recently, Mainland China. Two of the largest Buddhist temples in North America reside in Richmond: the International Buddhist Temple and the Ling Yen Mountain Temple. Deadline to apply is July 3. Click here for the detailed open call. 

Chronus Art Center in Shanghai is welcoming applications for their 3-months Research and Creation Fellowship for international artists and researchers. The selected will be offered a total amount of USD$10,000 for a 3 month deep-immersion period starting in late September/early October; the total amount includes artist fees, living expenses and materials. In addition, the fellow will be granted access to lab facilities and tools, including ‘OPTITRACK’ motion capture system, two ‘Oculus Rift’ VR headsets, laser cutter, 3D printer, band saw, sander belt, drill press, manual and prototyping tools, a soldering station along with a variety of electronic components. CAC will provide supporting paperwork to assist in the process of securing visas for international fellows. CAC will also help with travel bookings and finding accommodations in Shanghai. Travel and housing expenses must be covered from the amount provided by the fellowship. Deadline to apply July 15th (Beijing time).

The Firecracker Photographic Grant provides funding to female and non-binary photographers internationally, to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project. Deadline to apply is August 4th. 

Quad, 501 Xu Space and Tank Loft at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute are welcoming applications from U.K-based artists for a 6-8 weeks art residency in Chongqing starting in October/November. Apply here before August 11th. 

soundpocket in Hong Kong's Artist Support Programme gives $60,000 HKD over 10 months to permanent residents of Hong Kong as well as a monthlong overseas residency, resources, space, peer mentorship, and support. Apply here before August 18th.

Red Gate Residency is calling for artists from China for a residency in December at Hangar in Lisbon, Portugal. Apply here before August 30th.

The Mondriaan Fonds is funding a residency for Dutch artists at the Institute for Provocation in Beijing. Apply here by September 2nd.

 The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program and The New Gallery invite proposals for 3 local, Canadian, or international individuals or teams to take part in a 3 month residency in 2020 in Calgary's Chinatown with $15,000 artist fees, up to $2,000 in travel allowance and up to $5,000 for materials. Apply here before September 9th.

The Crossing Borders program fund international research trips by authors, filmmakers and photographers from China (incl. Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam, to Germany and from German-speaking countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, up to 2,500 euros. Apply here before October 31.

Residency Unlimited's annual residency raffle is partnering with Points Center for Contemporary Art in Kunshan. Purchase tickets for a chance to win a fully-funded residency by November 21.


In-Situ Residency in Hong Kong are looking for artists and designers from July 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 programs prior to applying.

Artists traveling on a #slowtrain to or in China can apply anytime for a virtual residency to take over our Instagram account.

C-Platform and Mexcia Lab are looking for artists for their Lucitopia Residency Program as part of a cooperation with Green Art Lab Alliance (EU)Apply throughout the year. 

The Prince Claus Mobility Fundin cooperation with Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), accepts applications throughout the year to support travel within Asia and between the Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Philippines, Lao DPR, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand and Europe. It is specifically intended for emerging artists and cultural practitioners living in and travelling from countries listed above.

Red Gate in Beijing still has four spots left in their residency program for August through November. Email residency@redgategallery.com to find out more or apply directly here.

Ailleurs in Shenyang is seeking artists, curators, writers, and designers from around the world. Apply here at least three months before intended start date.


BHI5 is welcoming applications from artists, architects, urban planners, designers, engineers and coders to their six-weeks workshop "DESIGN H(ij)ACK - When Art & Design Meet Public Space" in Ordos. Read more about the open call here and apply before July 7th. 

Lafenice Art Gallery in Hong Kong is inviting proposals from emerging and mid-career women artists in a variety of disciplines for group and solo exhibitions. Apply here before July 10th.

Art Book in China is welcoming applications to show at their 4th annual Shanghai Book Fair. Apply here before July 15th

1A Space in Hong Kong is calling for curators and artists from Hong Kong, Asian & the countries involved in the Belt & Road Initiative to submit exhibition proposals for their Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art mentorship program. Apply by July 28.

B人BEL Magazine is welcoming submissions for their second issue. B人BEL Magazine showcases the lives of people in China, especially those who are not often represented (or misrepresented) on mainstream media. Read more here and apply before August 31st. 

Chopsuey Magazine, based in Shanghai, is inviting submissions in Spanish for their second issue, "Territorios." Read the open call here and apply before August 8th.

PhoPho Fair, a marketplace and exhibition for young photographers organized by Three Shadows in Beijing, is seeking participants. Apply for a stall here by August 20th.

The Asian American Feminist Collective is inviting submissions of writing and images to their storytelling series, on the theme of the Real and the Imagined. For more details, go here and apply before September 1st. 

Curators under the age of 33 can apply to the 2nd Shanghai Curators' Lab by September 5th.

Pearl River Mart in NYC's Chinatown is seeking exhibition proposals. Apply here before September 30th.

CHAT Center for Heritage Arts & Textile is granting a $60,000 HKD research grant to engage in new ways of narrating Hong Kong’s textile industry. The successful applicant is expected to produce a research paper of 8,000-12,000 words. Submit proposals here by November 30th.


M+ in Hong Kong has various full-time positions open with different deadlines, including a position for Curator, Design and Architecture. A Performing Arts Internship is also available, apply before August 4th. 

Art Asia Archive in Hong Kong is hiring a Research Coordinator and an Archive Assistant

Wing On Wo's The W.O.W. Project is hiring two part time positions to start in September. Apply to be a teaching artist or a program manager before August 31.

Split Works is looking for an Operations Manager in Shanghai for a three-years contract. Mandarin-speakers preferred. 

The U.S. Agency for Global Media is seeking a Mandarin Network Director to oversee content production for Voice of America's Mandarin Channel. Click here for more information.


Studio Gallery in Shanghai is hosting their open studios and celebrating their 2nd anniversary on August 10th with a talk called "What Is The Residency Program?" featuring our very own Residency Knowledge Exchange Fellow Pippa Xiaoyao Xu alongside former residents and residency directors Jade Ma of the HOW Art Museum, Yoojin Tang of Points Center, and Michelle of FQ Projects.

I: project space is convening IAS Independent Art Spaces from September 5th to 8th (and are looking for volunteers)