Welcome to China Residencies' seasonal list of deadlines for residencies, call for papers, job opportunities & lots of different things you can apply for that have a connection to China and the greater Chinese diaspora, worldwide. In this ongoing pandemic, many opportunities are now happening online or remotely, and many others are contingent on international and local travel restrictions, as well as quarantine safety measures. Keep in mind that things might be different between now and the deadline, and between now and when the opportunity takes place!

That being said, good luck, take care & share these with anyone who might be interested:


Our 7th residency in Crystal Ruth Bell's honor is a six-month online remote residency around the theme Mediated 调和. With up to USD $10,000 of funding this year as well as ongoing mentorship and support, we welcome all your proposals for media arts projects. Submit before February 9th 2021.

Untitled Space near Shanghai has a domestic open call for their summer/autumn residency. Apply by September 29. 

Lingnan University in Hong Kong is seeking an artist in residence for their Spring 2021 semester. Apply by September 30. 


Loupe in Hong Kong is calling for jewellery designers to apply for their residencies from June to December 2020.

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association's Artist Residency Abroad Funding Scheme provides up to HK$15,000 for Hong Kong artists seeking artist residencies abroad. Artists need to have been accepted to a residency program and apply one month before the start of the residency.

Artlink will feature on their website any artist or gallery associated with China. For more information, click here.


Artist Susan Chen is seeking Asian Americans interested in sitting for a painting series about anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States. Participants will be compensated $23 USD/hour and sitting will happen from September through December.

Sine Theta Magazine is seeking submissions for their #17 "STICKY 粘" issue. Submit by October 3. 

Artists in the cities of Austin (United States), Braga (Portugal), Calí (Colombia), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (México), Karlsruhe (Germany), Kosice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), Viborg (Denmark) and York (United Kingdom) are invited to submit to the open call: City to City 2020 Human Responsibility, hosted by Braga Media Arts. Each city will receive a budget of 1,000 euros. Submit by September 25. 


The C.V. Starr Fund provides up to $500 for field work, research, and conference fees for Asian/Pacific/American Student Research for NYU students and scholars working on academic and/or community projects. Apply by September 23.


Para Site in Hong Kong is hiring a Deputy Director and Project Manager/Assistant Curator. Apply by October 7th and September 23rd (HKT), respectively. 

RADII in Shanghai is hiring a Communications Executive, PR and Partnerships Manager, and Innovation Editor, and is seeking interns

Singapore Art Museum is hiring curatorial positions, in addition to other roles.

Asia Society in Hong Kong is hiring a Head of Gallery & Exhibitions.

Split Works in Shanghai is hiring a Senior Marketing & Media Manager and is looking for interns

KrAsia in Beijing is hiring a video producer to cover tech and startup scene in Asia. 

M+ and West Kowloon in Hong Kong is hiring for a number of positions, including in Curatorial, Editorial, and Education. 

Tai Kwun in Hong Kong is hiring a Head of Heritage.

Talks, Festivals & Events

The Asian American International Film Festival is happening virtually from October 1 to October 11 this year. 


<3 Send Chinatown Love Food Crawl <3

<3 Asian American Arts Alliance is hosting The Potluck Plays: A Digital Feast <3


Did we miss something? Let us know what else is out there and we'll keep updating the post throughout the season. Email us at nihao@chinaresidencies.com. 

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