Red Gate Residency was founded in 2001, by the leading art gallery in China and has since been committed to the promotion of multicultural art dialogue within an immersion setting. Each year, they host over 70 artists from all over the world in the residency. In order to provide artists-in-residence with abundant opportunities to explore the local art scene, they also cooperate with art spaces and projects in Beijing and coordinate exhibitions and activities.

Eligible Applicants

There is no limitation by medium nor by nationality. We are open to multicultural and cross-disiplinary exchange. We work with artists who can organize their own funds and or have received grants to cover their residency.

Application Process

We ask that all applicants apply using our online application form. Portfolio and brief biography are required. Applicants also need to outline their residency objectives.

The length of residencies range from 1 month to 6 months (we prefer to take bookings by the month). Applications are received on a rolling basis. Although at times we may have last minute space available, our facilities commonly fill six months in advance so we encourage an early application.


Our facilities include three downtown apartments in the Tuanjiehu neighborhood and six studio/lofts northeast of the city in Feijiacun village.

Bei Gao Studio/Loft Spaces
Red Gate's six studio/lofts are set in Feijiacun Village situated on the north side of Beijing. The site has been converted into a series of studios and apartments. Onsite
local galleries include Imagine Gallery. It is a congenial and fun environment where Chinese and foreign artists are living and working together. The community is enlivened
by many informal activities and frequented by many visitors. Each studio/loft is self-contained complete with local phone, WIFI internet, hot water, fridge, gas stove, bottled water, microwave, washing machine, heating and air conditioning and adequate kitchen gear, furnishings and linen. Utilities and basic weekly cleaning are included. Each artist is given a bicycle to explore the neighboring small villages and more deeply immerse themselves in the local culture.

Downtown Tuanjiehu Apartments
Red Gate leases a number of modest one and two bedroom apartments in Chinese housing on the east side of Beijing close to the embassy and business districts. These apartments are situated in very local neighborhoods allowing the residents to experience the traditional and modern flavors of Beijing. Each self-contained apartment has a lounge room, kitchen, and bathroom, with all amenities including fridge, bottled water, TV, DVD, CD/Radio, washing machine, air conditioner/heating, gas cooking facilities, hot water, linen, WIFI internet and local phone. Utilities and weekly cleaning are included.

Program Fees

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Additional Information

The apartment residency is ideal for writers, researchers, academics, curators, and artists who don’t need a large studio space. The downtown location is in very close proximity to many major cultural institutions and city life.