LPC was founded in September 2016. Most of society today live in a very fast and modern city life and there are various types of artist residencies available around the world. LPC is an artist community retreat project, meant to help artists today to experience what it means to “slow down”. We believe when people are able to reduce their pace and get away for a while from their own life to experience something different, then will you be able to look at things from a larger angle. Furthermore, this journey will enable artists to work with a clear your mind without the distractions of the city. It is important to treat yourself to a slow lifestyle and naturally, art direction becomes more clear and authentic. LPC is located in a remote traditional village in Beijing. Just behind our village is the largest wet land park, providing beautiful landscapes of nature and a relaxing environment to contemplate in. They can sit on the grass to write, paint next to the lotus flower lake, write music among the big wild birds, bring your camera walking in the forest, or even give a performance on a boat on the lake. The best part would be interacting with the local people and get in touch with a a different culture, and engage in a historical conversation. Our place allows you to enjoy a starry night to create a memorable stay in a real side of China.
We believe that all artists are equal and support creative work in all mediums. Accepting all writers, painters, fashion designers, visual designers, sculptors, musicians, multi-media artists, film-makers and photographers Any artist that is focused, polite, and disciplined is welcome at Little Poems.
Accepted artists are invited for one, two, or three month residencies. Our application asks that you give a brief description of the project you wish to pursue while at our community and then that initial email will result in a longer dialogue with our Residency Director to determine if Little Poems is a good fit for you. Please see the Apply section of the LittlePoemsCommunity.com website for additional information.
Our space is composed of 9 live / work studios in a 2-storey building built around a central courtyard. We also have a reading room, a dining room, a kitchen, a Chinese tea room, a Korean tatami sujo room, a yoga/meditation room, high-speed WIFI, and a communal bathroom (with 3 showers and 3 WC). Please see the Studios section of our LittlePoemsCommunity.com website for images and additional information.
Accepted artists are invited to rent one of nine available studios ranging in size from 14 meters squared ($4,500CNY per month) to 30 meters square ($6,500CNY per month) Please see the Studios section of the LittlePoemsCommunity.com website for studio images and additional information.
Little Poems is a 45 minute car ride away from Beijing's city center. Little Poems founder, Mario Duyuchen, lives and works with resident artists at Little Poems. Visiting artists are sharing common areas with one another and are thus expected keep things clean and organized. We hope to cultivate and promote a polite, thoughtful, and encouraging creative environment.