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  mainland China, Hong Kong, and the greater Chinese diaspora worldwide, plus a whole lot of places you can support to help Chinatowns & Asian diaspora communities.

While it is finally possible for many places in the world to host offline opportunities, it is important to keep in mind that traveling to China is still highly restricted. Many IRL opportunities happening in China are available to people that are already in the country. On the bright side, there are a lot of opportunities hosted in other parts of the world, or remotely.

That being said, good luck, take care & share these with anyone who might be interested, and please spend some time with all the opportunities focused on giving back and supporting each other in these tough times.

We created this post on September 29 and late updated it on September 29. Updates are made periodically, and listings that have expired (sorry!) will be moved to the archive section.


Untitled Recidency in Shanghai has an open call for their autumn residency. There are seats for 5 artists each month. The applicants need to be based in China due to travel restrictions.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia Council Awards, acknowledging the contribution that Australian artists have made to the creative and cultural life of the nation. Nominations close on Tuesday 26 October.


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.

NYFA immigrant artist program has a Discord to share opportunities.


Power Station of Art in Shanghai has an open call for their yearly Emerging Curators Project. Deadline is 10/8 12:00 Beijing time.

Apply to BOOKED: Hong Kong Art Book Fair at Tai Kwun Contemporary before 10/8.

There is an open call for art action to #SAVECHINATOWN. Deadline to apply is 10/4.

Asian Arts Initiative in Philly is calling for pitches from artists of Asian descent for their Asian American Artist Town Hall to share projects, resources, and discover new work. The pitch event will happen on 10/18.

Parasite in Hong Kong is calling for emerging curators for their summer exhibition series. Deadline to apply is 11/29.


Museum 2050 and Beijing Inside-Out Art museum are calling for abstract submissions for paper presentations, and a limited number of presentations in other mediums, on the theme “The Agency of Museums in Redefining the Past, the Present and the Future". Deadline is 10/10.

culture360.ASEF.org is currently looking for writers to produce features and interviews for their Magazine on the latest museum trends in Asia and Europe. Deadline is 10/15.

Institute of Musicology, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing is calling for papers on Contrasts and Convergence in Chinese Music. Deadline is 10/15.


Asia Society has many opening for New York and DC area.


<3 APALA <3

<3 AAAJ <3


<3 AADF <3


<3 CAAAV <3

<3 Heart of Dinner <3

<3 Red Canary Song <3

<3 Asians 4 Abolition <3

<3 Send Chinatown Love <3

<3 Youth Against Displacement <3

<3 Asian American Feminist Collective <3


<3 Butterfly <3


<3 Good Good Eatz <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. 

Photo of a rainbow over trees in the Adirondacks by Kira Simon-Kennedy.