Shanghai
Residency Programmes

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Residency Programmes in Shanghai 2017

We’re moving on to the next round of our residency programmes. Our joint residency programme with am art space in 2017 is open to art scientists, academics in related disciplines and writers, who for six weeks from October to November 2017 can develop their projects together with Chinese partners at am art space and come up with new research topics and insights through intercultural exchange.

This year, our cooperation with the Institute of Design of the China Academy of Art once again offers an artist the opportunity to pursue their China-related project in a three-month residency in Shanghai from September to December 2017.

Both programmes are intended to contribute to intercultural understanding between China and Germany. They should promote dialogue and joint reflection, with a focus on the creative potential of intercultural cooperation.

The deadline for applications for both programmes is 31 May 2017. See below for details regarding applications.
 

In 2017 the Goethe-Institut China and the Department for Culture and Education of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai in association with am art space are now inviting applications for the for their 4th joint residency programme in Shanghai. However, this is the first time the programme is designed to welcome art scientists, academics in related disciplines and writers up to 40 years old (at the time of their residency). This six-week programme enables participants to give interviews, workshops and seminars and to work on their own writing and other forms of project development. Participants can also work on their research with local Chinese artists and academics. The object of the programme is to promote intercultural research projects and the exchange of methods in the field of contemporary art. Generally speaking, it should serve to contribute to a more in-depth exchange between Germany and China. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.
 
Eligible fields: Art scientists, academics in related disciplines and writers
Period: 9 October – 15 November 2017
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017
Location: Shanghai
Organizers: Goethe-Institut China, Department for Culture and Education of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai

PROGRAMME PACKAGE

  • Provision of private housing in Shanghai for six weeks as well as a lump-sum cost-of-living allowance of €1500
  • Payment of travel expenses (flights round-trip, transfers to and from airport, visa fees)
  • Networking with cultural workers and academics relevant to your project through the networks of the Goethe-Institut and am art space
  • Use of a room to work on your project at am art space, by request
Your residency should culminate in an exhibition, presentation or reading as well as a publication.

PREREQUISITES

  • Applicants ­must be professionally active in the above-mentioned fields and must be based in Germany.
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience in your field
  • Applicants must not be over 40 years old at the time of their residency.
  • Applicants must have published works in at least two major art publications.
  • A willingness to share experiences drawn from your own work with a Chinese public

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Applications should be in English and include the following documents:
  • CV (including complete contact details, information about your education and a list of publications to date)
  • Two samples of your work (written/published within the last two years, maximum file size: 5MB)
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages)
  • Project proposal (ideas for a workshop/seminar and research work during your residency at am art space in Shanghai)
Applications must be submitted by e-mail. Please e-mail your application documents by the aforesaid deadline to the following address:

Ms. DONG Qinwen
Programme
Department for Culture and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai
programm@shanghai.goethe.org

For information about am art space: am art space

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants are selected by an independent jury. The jury’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.
The Goethe-Institut China and the Department for Culture and Education of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai are continuing their cooperation with the Institute of Design at the China Academy of Art and offering a residency programme for visual artists in 2017. The artists-in-residence are to use their three-month stay in Shanghai from September-December 2017 to work on their own China-related projects. The residency also affords an opportunity for them to establish contact with Chinese artists and other creatives.  

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

Eligible fields: This residency is for creative professionals in the visual arts (painting, installation art, sound/video, digital art, visual communication design, digital media art, architecture and interior design, fashion design, public art design, cultural and art management)

Period: 15 September– 15 December 2017 (dates subject to change)
Location: Shanghai
Organizers: Goethe-Institut China, Department for Culture and Education of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai, Institute of Design at the China Academy of Art

Programme PACKAGE

  • Payment of travel expenses (flights round-trip, transfers to and from airport) and visa fees for one-time entry into China
  • Provision of room and board for 3 months on the campus of the Shanghai Institute of Design and a cost-of-living allowance of €500 per month
  • Networking with cultural workers and institutions relevant to your project through the networks of the Goethe-Institut and the Institute of Design at the China Academy of Art
During their residency each artist-in-residence is expected to give 2 lectures and a workshop for 15 working days in their particular field, in consultation with the Institute of Design along with the Chinese partner. In addition, each residency should culminate in an exhibition, presentation or performance as well as a publication. Accompanying panel discussions with local artists or talks to be held on the premises of the Department for Culture and Education may also be arranged.

Applicants ­must be professionally active in one or more of the above-mentioned fields and must be based in Germany.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Applications should be in English and include the following documents:
  • CV
  • Complete contact details, information about your education and an overview of your artistic career to date
  • Cover letter and project description
  • Describe your motivation (maximum 2 pages) for taking part in the residency programme. Also describe the project you intend to implement during your stay in Shanghai.
  • Samples of your work
Please submit at least 5 samples of your work in digital form (maximum file size: 5 MB).

Applications must be submitted by e-mail. Please e-mail your application documents by the aforesaid deadline to the following address:

Ms. DONG Qinwen
Programme
Department for Culture and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai
programm@shanghai.goethe.org

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants are selected by an independent jury. The jury’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.
 

Contact

Ms. DONG Qinwen
Programme
Department for Culture and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai
programm@shanghai.goethe.org