We believe diplomacy shouldn’t just be left up to politicians. Artists are cultural and social changemakers, and, in a world where people sometimes forget to listen to and learn from one another, we are passionate about creating opportunities for artists to bring a broader cultural understanding into their work and communities.
- 10. What's fiscal sponsorship?
We support other like-minded organizations by providing all the resources we have to share, including fiscal sponsorship, mentorship, fundraising advice, and project support. Right now, we support The W.O.W Project, BUFU & Yellow Jackets Collective. They are absolutely great, we highly encourage you support them too!
- 11. Can you help me start and run a residency?
Yes! We also give talks, workshops, and consult on all kinds of things related to starting and running residencies like figuring out budgets, recruiting and training staff. We can also help with translation, photography, web and graphic design, and lots of other things.
- 12. What’s the Crystal Ruth Bell Residency?
Each year, we pick a theme or an idea that Crystal would have liked, and send exceptional individuals and collectives to take part in a residency at Red Gate in her honor. So far, recipients include Jagrut Raval, Ming Lin & Alexandra Tatarsky, Ou Chiacheng & Zhao Wanqing, Raya Rayax & Rosie Elsior (Blood Becomes Water), Elyla Singuervenza, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.
- 12. What’s the Two To Three 二到三 residency?
The Copyright Cultural Fund provided funding for two to three for artists from or based in Australia to return to 2nd and 3rd tier cities across China to continue a project or start a new one. Recipients include Astra Howard, Ian Bonner, Jason Hendrik Hansma, Joshua Hoare & Alicia King, and Louise Zhang & Natalie Abbott.
- 13. What other fully-funded residencies can I apply to?
We co-organize the 夜生活 Nightlife Residency with I: project space and The Neighborhood, collaborated with Found Sound, and also post lots of other opportunities, open calls and deadlines for residencies, jobs, and conferences in our News section & on social media. Not all residencies are fully-funded, but here's some tips on finding additional funding.
- 14. What if I don’t want to go to China?
That’s cool too! Staying home and working within one’s community is just as important as looking outward, and travelling anywhere is a great way to learn about the world. Check out our friends in Taiwan, Air-J [Japan], Art Motile [Spain], NACMM [North Africa], and at the Alliance of Artists Communities, Mapping Residencies, Rate My Artist Residency, Res Artis, Residency Unlimited & Transartists for residencies elsewhere.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any more questions!