Here's a short list of deadlines for residencies, exhibitions, conferences, calls for papers, jobs & lots of different things you can apply to that have a connection to China. We'll update this post regularly until June 21st, if you come across something that belongs here, please send us your tips to nihao [at]!


  • 4A Studio Program is calling for early or mid-career visual artists who are currently Australian permanent residents for month-long residencies at Shen Shaomin's studio in Huairou on the outskirts of Beijing. Apply before May 12. 

  • Chronus Art Center in Shanghai is seeking a new media artist and researcher for a three month fully-funded fellowship. Apply before June 12 [deadline extended!].

  • Goethe Institute in China is calling for visual artists under 35 for a two month residency at am space in Shanghai from October to December. Apply before May 15.
    • ... and writers who live and work in Germany to apply for a two month residency at IFP in Beijing from September to October. Apply in English or German before May 31.

    • Charcoal Home, a new artist residency in Zhanjiang, is calling for visual artists for the months of September and October. Apply before July 10.

    • M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship in Hong Kong is calling for proposals for a 3 to 6 month fellowship investigating issues relating to design and architecture in the Greater Pearl River Delta region. Apply before July 22.

    • The 3rd Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Re: Search at Red Gate Residency in Beijing is taking applications from curators, writers, researchers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, choreographers, chefs, designers, developers, activists, scientists, architects, and all kinds of visual artists who based their practice in research for a two month fully-funded residency in November & December. Apply before July 31.

    • Handshake 302 Baishizhou, a new artist residency program launching in June in Shenzhen, is seeking artists for one to two month residencies. Apply anytime.

    • Pantocrátor just moved from Shanghai to Suzhou and is calling for artists of all disciplines to apply for one to three month residencies in their new space. Apply anytime.

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


    • Para Site is holding Workshops for Young Professionals alongside their International Conference from June 18 to 26 in Hong Kong. Emerging curators, writers, critics, researchers and other arts professionals from Hong Kong and the region are invited to apply before April 15.

    • Independent Art Spaces Beijing is calling for proposals for Beijing-based art spaces to submit proposals their second edition around the theme "Be Water"before June 12 [deadline extended!]

    • The Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art is calling for abstracts around "The World of Art Museums in China" by June 1st and on "The Arts of China's Cultural Revolution" by July 1st.