China | A Guide to Studio Residency Partners
Pro Helvetia Shanghai has published a guide for studio residency programmes in China, in preparation for when borders open again.
The publications profiles 18 artist-in-residence programmes provided by museums, theatres, galleries and experimental art spaces in nine cities, ranging from mega-metropolis to comparatively tranquil places. The nine cities are: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Chengdu and Chongqing.
The guide has interviews with organisations to give insider insights into what kind of residencies they support, what they hope to achieve with the residencies and how they connect to local communities.
A variety of residency options are already on offer for 2023 – albeit in digital form – and information for them is now available.
Pro Helvetia Shanghai also provides support to promote artistic and cultural collaboration between China and Switzerland, acting as a link between cultural projects from Switzerland and local promoters, initiating co-productions with cultural practitioners and organising residencies for artists. More information on their open calls is provided on their website.