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Artist Residency in China

Guanlan Original Printmaking Base

Mission Guanlan Original Printmaking Base is jointly established by the Shenzhen Bao’an District People’s Government, Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the China Artists Association. They decided to build a national original printmaking base with creation, production, exhibition, collection, communication, research, training and market development as one union of China’s Prints Industries. Printmaking Village, the core area of the printmaking base, was officially opened in May 2008.

Printmakers any of the four standard areas: etching, serigraphy, lithography and relief.

Application Requirements 
The residencies are usually between three weeks and three months.
Artists should fill out an application form (available on our website) and submit their photos, photos of work and CV to the organizer, with an invitation from Guanlan Original Printmaking Base or a recommendation from each of these: artist associations, art institutions, domestic and foreign well-known galleries, colleges, associations and famous artists etc. The organizer will report it to the China Artists Association and wait for confirmation.

Facilities and Grants
Artist Residency provides:
We provide studios, basic supplies, 24/7 access to the workshop and the help of technicians. The Print Workshop transformed from an old furniture factory. The Print Workshop has print presses and all types of print materials. We use professional brand-name products, imported from the United States, Britain, Japan and other countries. There are technicians to provide timely and thoughtful services for artists. There are more than 20 sets of ancient and elegant traditional Hakka Houses, with a lotus ponds, surrounded by bamboo, farmland and hills. The atmosphere is elegant, quiet and charming.

Requirements are flexible but resident artists must leave editions of each work printed in the Base. The Base reserves the rights to publicize and display the collected works.

Application Deadlines
Application is open all year round. Please indicate your choice of duration and preferred time period when apply