Think Tank


Artist Residency in China


Hong Kong
MissionIn-situ is based in the energetic metropolis of Hong Kong. Known for its iconic skyscrapers and fast-paced lifestyle, Hong Kong is a modern international city that is still deeply rooted in its Chinese cultural heritage.Our mission is to support creatives so that they can explore Hong Kong and come up with new ideas after spending time here, "in place".

Overview In-situ aims to support international emerging and mid-career artists and designers whose practice can benefit from spending time in Hong Kong.

Applicants from all art and design backgrounds and any nationalities are welcome to apply. Academic, scholars, and curators may apply however In-situ is primarily a studio-based residency.

All visual mediums welcome: painting, sculpting, time-based, video, interactive, installation, performance, ceramics, printmaking, photography, graphic design, fashion, industrial, architects etc.

Application Requirements 
Online application:
Selection is based on visual works only (images, videos, websites/interactive), all other forms of media such as creative/fiction writing and audio will only be considered as supplementary. Be prepared to write in one or two paragraphs what ideas/materials are you interested in exploring while you are in Hong Kong and what you would like to get out of the program.

Facilities and Grants 
Residents are responsible for:
1) Cost of production, daily living, flights, and accommodation.
2) Dedicated project assistant and translation services if necessary.
Program fee:
In-situ operates as an independent artist-run space. The program fee meets the minimal cost of running a residency program in Hong Kong. Occasionally, through certain initiatives and partnerships we will announce open calls for partial or fully-funded opportunities. For current program fee, please email:        
In-situ artist residency program provides:
1) 24/7 access to private studio and communal woodshop
2) Organization and promotion of Artist Talk and Open Studios
3) Exposure of resident’s work to wider audience
4) Advice on production and material sourcing
5) A network of local artists and art professionals
6) Information about latest gallery openings and events.
7) Customized gallery tours
8) Documenting and promoting resident activity via social media and website.
9) Orientation to neighborhood
10) Advice on things to do in Hong Kong

Application Deadlines 
Residency length is one to three months long (full calendar months only). Applications are accepted through regular open calls four to six months in advance. However, feel free to inquire about our availability at any time. For program fees and availability please email John Lui at: