Think Tank


Artist Residency in China

Lijiang Studio

Mission Lijiang Studio’s main residency at Lashihai is in the town of Hainan, on the south end of the lake. The residency is immediately adjacent to a local family’s house, to whom we are very closely connected. Our goal is the meaningful interaction between local, Chinese, and non-Chinese artists, which contributes to the long-term development and stimulation of our community.

Overview Lijiang Studio is a place for farmers, scientists, artists, students, workers, professionals and amateurs to work on their processes of learning as best they can. Lijiang Studio is interested in whatever you might want to send us.

Application Requirements
Please message us with your inquiry.

Facilities and Grants 
The Lashihai residency currently has 4 small double private bedrooms available, and a dormitory with 8 beds. The residency has a large shared kitchen and eating area, two showers, two sinks, and two toilets. As it occupies a traditional family dwelling, living and working space has limited privacy. Most meals are provided, as is wireless internet.

The studio spaces are shared, some are open and some are enclosed, suitable for a variety of work from sculpture to video editing. There is currently no special equipment. Three wide bays allow artists to work on messier things. There is some natural light in those studios coming through the side, though no direct or fluorescent lights to work at night. If you have specific questions about working, please get in touch.

Artists are required to pay for their own airfare, internal transportation in China, appropriate insurance, production or project expenses. Lijiang Studio provides food, accommodation, and a certain amount of facilitation.

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