Untitled Space Artist in Residence Program is an artist-run program of Untitled Space. This artist residency program encourages both young artists to continue their practice upon graduation and practicing artists to be keep inspired. Untitled AIR aims at providing an ideal living environment for all artists. During the residency, artists are encouraged to create a new body of work, engage in conversation with artists and researchers from China and around the world, exhibit his/her work at the contemporary art exhibition held by Untitled Space.


Eligible Applicants

Opens to all contemporary artists throughout the year. (Except February)。

Application Process

Between 1 and 3 months


Untitled Space Artist in Residence Program located at No.311 Shangtang Street, a former arsenal build in the 1960s, with a multifunctional shared studio (more than 300sqm), gallery, printmaking and photography studio. Ideal for exhibitions, open studio, workshops or other events. Includes accommodations and kitchen as well. With studio and accommodations in the one location, it’s an ideal environment for art residency practicing.



In order to meet the needs of the program’s resident artist in his or her art practice, Untitled Space will provide one sharing studio (300sqm/3300sqf), comes with sink and toilet. For painters, easels and tool trolleys are available. For printmaking artists, we have exposure machine for silkscreen and dark room. For photography and multimedia artists, we have a dark room for film developing and professional photography lighting gear, as well a full HD projector and dual-channel speakers. For ceramic artists, kiln and throwing wheels are also available.




Selected artists will be provided with a private single bedroom with a queen size(1.5m wide) or super single size (1.2m wide) bed and air conditioner (warm and cold), a desk with chair, an open closet. Every bedroom comes with private sink, toilet, and shower. Artists are free to share the fridge, kitchen, dining table and washing machine in the common space. There is WiFi coverage in every room.



Program Fees

The residency program is run as a sustainable residency. Resident artists need to pay a residency fee of 5650 CNY per artist for one month stay, which is to meet the minimum cost of running the residency program.


Residency Program does not carry any funding or sponsorship program yet, so encourage artists to manage the scholarship application, grants or financial support in their home countries during the application period. Untitled Space will provide the necessary documentation to the selected applicant that so requires.


The artist is responsible for transportation, food, art material and other living expenses.


If artists have company staying with the artist during his/her period of residence, any additional guests will be charged 2800 CNY per person for one month.


Additional Information

Untitled Space is an independent art space founded and run by artists. As the title ‘Untitled’ suggests, we strive to provide creative space and exchange platform for contemporary artists without any restriction and boundary. Untitled Space is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art exhibitions, installs programs that support academic research and providing workshops for the public. In addition, United Space encourages collaboration with the local artists in the context of Chinese contemporary society; where multicultural expression sparks fresh perspectives and ideas.