Think Tank


Artist Residency in China

Chronus Art Center (CAC)

Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research/creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.                                             

Overview 1) This fellowship is open to international artists and researchers of any nationality.                     
2) Applicants should be able to use English as working language.
3) Applicants must not be currently enrolled in degree-granting academic programs, with the exception of PHD candidates who are aiming to develop technical work within the scope of the fellowship.
4) Applicants are expected to show demonstrable success in previous development of related projects at this scale. 
5) Individuals and collaborative teams are invited to apply. In either case, please detail in your application how technical and creative responsibilities will be met.
6) The selected Fellow will be expected to work at CAC's laboratory with the research and creation team on a range of activities including: the active contribution to the larger CAC community, collaborative partnership with other fellows, leading research initiatives, educational programs and public engagement, and developing current or future research areas for the organization. Projects, including prototypes, documentation, and work-in-progress, will be presented to the public at Chronus Art Center.
Application Requirements 
Please fill out the online application form and submit it with the necessary attachments via No email submissions will not be taken into account. Applications will be reviewed and the final decision, including interviews, will be made by CAC's International Advisory Board comprised of leading scholars, artists and museum professionals. Acceptance is based on quality and visionary potential, and most importantly, the potential of the project proposal to contribute to CAC_LAB's broader research scope.  Applicants are also expected to show demonstrable success in previous development of related work at this scale. Successful applicants will outline clear goals, milestones and time-lines.  Please send further inquires to  

Facilities and Grants
This Fellowship is a chance for international artists and researchers to engage and learn from the art, technological and entrepreneurial communities of Shanghai. The selected Fellow will be offered a total amount of USD$10,000 for a 3 month deep-immersion period; including artist fees, living expenses and materials.

In addition our lab facilities and tools are available for the fellow's needs. These include but are not limited to: OPTITRACK motion capture system, Laser-cutter, 3D printer, band-saw, sander-belt, press drills, all sorts of hand tools, a variety of electronic components, arduinos, raspberryPis, 2 oculus rift headset, Surface Mount Infrared soldering station, soldering irons and other prototyping tools. 

For international fellows, CAC is happy to provide necessary paperwork and advice to help expedite the process of securing his/her visa, travel and accommodation in Shanghai. All the expenses will be covered within the amount of the fellowship. 

During the 3-month program, CAC will work closely with the selected Fellow to see his/her project realized and offer program support in developing work for performances, events, seminars, exhibitions, or other public and educational programming during the term of the Fellowship. CAC will also facilitate joint presentations alongside community partners, host conversations with the artists and display works in progress; revealing the creative process as it happens.

Application Deadlines
All applications must be submitted electronically by 23:59 (Beijing Time), Sunday, March 17th, 2019 via