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Red Gate | The Opposite House's Inaugural AIR

Do you enjoy working with an audience? Would you like to live in a 5-star hotel downtown and create for a month in one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia? Apply for The Opposite House's inaugural artist residency! This fully-funded residency in Beijing covers airfare, visa fees, a living stipend and some meals.

About the Residency

You will be working in The Opposite House's spacious lobby in view of visitors for about 20 hours per week. The residency culminates with a luxe opening to show the world what you've created. The program is facilitated by Red Gate Residency, one of China's longest-running artist residency programs. Red Gate staff will give you a neighborhood orientation, introduce you to our other international artists-in-residence, and keep you in the loop about exciting events in the Beijing art world.

Situated in the heart of Beijing at Taikoo Li Sanlitun, The Opposite House takes its name from the guesthouse, which sits on the opposite side of a traditional courtyard style home. Its contemporary design created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma conveys serenity and quietude. Breathtaking from the outside and equally stunning within, The Opposite House is a journey of privacy and comfort.

Applicant Requirements

No age or nationality restrictions

  • 3D artist in any medium suitable for the space (sculpture, installation, video, performance, etc.)
  • Work in lobby studio about 20 hours per week beginning three days after arrival
  • Personable, able to work steadily on a schedule, should be comfortable working with an audience and interacting with guests
  • Proposal should be clear on materials needs and final outcome of project in order to maximize time with guests
  • Proposals evaluated based on feasibility, suitability for the space and creativity


Award Includes

  • Return flights up to $1500
  • Accommodation in The Opposite House
  • Some meals
  • $850 stipend for living expenses
  • Up to 10,000 RMB ($1,468) budget for materials costs
  • Visa fees
  • Program support (airport pick up, welcome dinner, neighborhood orientation, maps and directions, invitations to art openings and all Red Gate Gallery events)
  • Opening at The Opposite House
Individuals of all nationalities are encouraged to apply with no restrictions based on age or medium. Project proposals will be evaluated based on their feasibility and creativity by a jury composed of Red Gate Residency and The Opposite House staff.

To Apply:

Submit an online application by 11:59pm (China Standard Time)
Monday, June 19, 2017

For inquiries please email: residency@redgategallery.com with subject line: TOH Residency.

Read more: https://redgateresidency.wufoo.eu/forms/the-opposite-house-artist-reside...

The Opposite House Residency is managed by Red Gate Residency - read more about yearly programs at Red Gate here: http://artistcommunities.org/residencies/red-gate-residency