Jardin Orange (“Orange Garden”) is an urban artist residency in the north of Shenzhen, China. It has been host to and continuously strives to promote each year talented visual artists (young and experienced) from China and abroad within the burgeoning Chinese art market since 2016. The overall mission of this residency project is to become an active participant in creating the region's artistic growth as well as to become a “magnet” residency that attracts and supports young and experienced artists in their careers.   Equipped with a growing team of graphic/3d designers and assistants, all artists come here to work both independently and collaboratively on a new series, with the potential of extending their work into cross-over products and both public and private commercial venues.

This residency, in particular, is for artists to come explore their personal stylistic boundaries, to attempt things that they haven't done before, to experiment with new techniques and to consider the advice of others when creating non-canvas works. We strive to encourage, in every step of the creative process, the forward motion and evolution of each artist that pushes them ahead in their professional journey. Jardin Orange Artist Residency is designed as an opportunity for artists to intensively pursue creative work away from their home setting and to welcomely embrace the modern Chinese urban setting.

Jardin Orange Artist Residency (JO) offers Artists-In-Residence (AIR) a safe, quiet and friendly environment to spend extended residencies between 30-60 days.

Eligible Applicants

We are looking to host recognised international and regional artists so they can develop their creative visions to new limits and to work on a series of sculptures, canvases and 3d cross-over designs that can then be then displayed and sold to business, private collectors and displayed in exhibitions/fairs.

Unfortunately, we are not equipped for hosting the performing arts, music, videography, temporary installations / large sculptures and “old-school” photography processing.

JO offers 4 to 8-week residencies throughout the year. The goal is to host around 2-3 artists per month. This means, potentially, dozens of artists are provided the opportunity to live and work at Jardin Orange Artist Residency each year.

There are two types of residencies: "local" (those residing in the SZ/HK/GZ area) and "foreigner" (those invited/fly from abroad). Foreigners are usually invited months ahead of time, however "local" residency applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Artists are expected to commit to this mission: Jardin Orange offers each artist the autonomy and space to engage in his or her personal stylistic exploration; the artist is thought to be: flexible, willing to push beyond one’s comfort zone and boldly experiments with new variants of his/her artistic expression, use of materials and techniques.

Application Process

Currently seeking "locally-based" designers and illustrators, fine artists and street/urban artists for wall projects and commissions. For 2018, all international applicant spots have been filled.

All 2019 applications should be submitted by e-mail to For direct Chinese-language artist applications, send to:

A complete application includes:
- an updated CV (including all recent years of exhibitions and fairs / residencies / shows)
- a high-resolution visual portfolio your art work of the past 3 years (.pdf) and price list of works sold
- artist biography (include websites/description of style)
- artist letter of intent: what project/series/concept you would like to work on during your stay? how long and what support would you need?


Each resident is provided access to an individual studio space (37 sq. meters), a private room with bathroom, and shared communal living space. Sometimes, group studios may be shared depending on volume/needs of artists. 5 studios are located inside the residency’s three-story building and are fully equipped. We have a 500-sq. meter public gallery on the first floor, several offices, rooftop space and a kitchen area.

Program Fees

Paid/Provided by host: Private living accommodations, reasonable amounts of studio and art materials (if not already available), translation support, gallery set-up / framing for art works, online promotions via Wechat and website and social media platforms.

Paid by artist: Travel to/from residency ("local"), personal travel and excursions made beyond residency-based activities, spouses or assistants, medical and travel insurance, visa fees, daily living expenses.

Additional Information

Public Wechat Page: gh_e36c49023ca1

Select finished works made during the residency will be displayed for private and public showings in the residency’s gallery, or in regional fairs. Regarding monetary profits made from the sale of final works, a percentage of each work’s price will be divide between the residency and the artist in order to replenish costs/expenditures for the artist’s stay. One third of the total number of final pieces created during the stay will be selected/chosen by the residency to add to its own private collection. The rest will remain the property of the artist.

Many and all further contractual details and stipulations will be provided and explained to the artist in the form of an Artist Agreement that is sent only once a formal application has been received and an explicit e-mail invitation has been sent to the artist. Terms may vary slightly by artist.