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.


Loupe in Hong Kong is calling for jewellery designers to apply for their residencies. International designers, apply here before December 9th 2019 (roundtrip travel expenses covered & housing provided for designers not already living in Hong Kong), local designers, apply here before January 3rd 2020.

$50,000 prize for architecture proposals to redesign a former tobacco factory in Nanjing. Submit proposals here by December 15 2019.

The Goethe Institute is calling for performing artists living in Germany to come to Beijing for a fully funded residency. Apply before December 15 2019.

The Guangzhou Times Museum and the Factory in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam are calling for submissions for their reciprocal residency program All The Way South. Artists from China, apply here before December 25th 2019.

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 2019. They are also accepting applications for spring residencies through their open call, apply before February 20 2020.

Yan Garden in Dongguan is open for artists for their 3rd and 4th period of residencies, from 1 January to 29 February 2020 and 1 April to 31 May 2020, respectively. Apply before February 20 2020. 


In-Situ Residency in Hong Kong are looking for artists and designers from November 2019 onwards. Apply anytime.

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.

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. Apply here at least three months before intended start date.

A4 Residency is having an open call for artists or art groups with over 3 years of experience in art creation or curation for May - December 2020. 

Studio Gallery in Shanghai is inviting artists to apply to their residency program. More information on the residency here.  


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 November 11th.

Submit original poetry and artworks to A Shanghai Poetry Zine here by November 13th.

Ailleurs in Shenyang is calling for artists to submit works for the exhibitionThe Northern Temperature - Border」, on view from 8th December 2019-9th February 2020. Artist from all nationalities, works in all types of disciplines can apply by sending a CV+Portfolio in PDF format to art50plus@qq.com before November 15th.

fRUITYSPACE in Beijing is calling for musicians and bands to play in Beijing. Submit here by November 17th.

The Guangzhou Times Museum, The Chinese in Africa/Africans in China (CA/AC) Research Network, and Arts of Africa & Global Souths Research Program invite African and Chinese artists working with any visual arts medium to participate in a workshop for Global Souths artists at the 6th Conference of the CA/AC that will be held at Lingnan University, Hong Kong from 9 to 11 July 2020.  Apply here by December 25th 2019 (extended from November 30th!)

HKWALLS is calling for Hong Kong-based street artists and overseas artists who will be in Hong Kong during in the 2020 festival (March 14 - 22 2020) to submit . Apply here before January 1 2020.

Red Pocket Press is seeking writings, memories, rituals, fortunes and predictions for a zine for the year of the rat from Queer/LGBTIQ Asians (mixed-race and queer Aboriginal-Chinese people. encouraged to apply) who celebrate Lunar New Year in the unceeded Aboriginal lands currently known as Australia. Submit here before January 6 2020.

The Shanghai Art Book Fair is taking submissions for vendors. Apply here before January 31 2020.


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.

Triple Canopy is seeking English translations of works of fiction to be published online. Apply here before December 9th.

Parasite in Hong Kong is seeking curatorial proposals from emerging curators, and applicants who are emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers, and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and abroad for a 9 day intensive workshop. Apply before January 5 2020.

Queer Asia Conference is seeking submissions for their June 12th gathering at SOAS London. Send in 300 word abstracts or short film/art submissions here by January 30 2020.

Museum2050 is calling for papers around the theme of "Cultural Alliances: The Imperatives and Challenges of Collaboration" for their conference at the He Museum in Shunde, Guangdong on May 15-16 2020. Submit here by February 7 2020.


M+ in Hong Kong has various full-time positions open, including a conservator for digital and media art, a graphic designer, a librarian, a dance and performing arts officer, a curatorial assistant, a video producer, and lots more: apply before December 31st. 

The V&A in London is hiring a curator specialized in Chinese ceramics. Apply before January 5.

Tai Kwun in Hong Kong is hiring for various postitions, including the Educations and Public Programs Curator, a Performing Arts producer, and stage technicians.

Art Asia Archive in Hong Kong is hiring a Head of Communications.

CHAT in Hong Kong is hiring an Associate Curator.

Asia Society in Hong Kong is hiring an Assistant Curator.

Split Works is looking for a Partnership Manager in Shanghai.

Asia Society in NYC is hiring a Multimedia Producer and Digital Outreach Manager.

The British Museum in London is seeking a project curator focused on China in the 1800s. Apply by February 5 2020.


The Fresh Milk Art Platform, China Residencies, The Barbados Museum and Historical Society, CACHE Space and Alice Yard are screening recent film and video works by contemporary artists practicing in the Caribbean, China and their diasporas for the third edition of Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE), a series of programming taking place between Barbados, China, and Trinidad & Tobago in November, details here.

China Residencies's exhibition Meme Tactics will be a part of the Internet Yami-Ichi on Saturday, November 30th in NYC and is on view at the Center for Media At Risk until summer 2020 in Philadelphia!