Think Tank


Artist Residency in China


Hong Kong
Mission Videotage is a leading Hong Kong-based non-profit organization specializing in the promotion, presentation, creation and preservation of new media art across all languages, shapes and forms.

Found in 1986, Videotage has evolved from an artists-run collective to an influential network, supporting creative use of media art to explore, investigate and connect with issues that are of significant social, cultural and historical value.

Overview FUSE is the only media art-focused, year-round accelerator program in Hong Kong offering a multi-disciplinary platform and intellectual resources that connect overseas and local artists, curators and researchers to collaboratively explore the synergy and realize their ideas by creating media art work within a knowledge spectrum spanning across the art, engineering and scientific disciplines.                                              

Each year, Videotage invites artists, researchers and curators, from regions nearby and afar, to submit their proposals, and encourages the selected artists to bring in their individual perspectives and cultural heritage to generate new knowledge for the community at large.

Application Requirements 
The residency period is from one to six months, during which time residents may focus on, but are not limited to, the following areas:
1) Research projects
2) Curatorial program
3) Video art archive development
4) Fundraising development / Non-profit management

Facilities and Grants 
Videotage is located at the Cattle Depot Artist Village, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The site was originally used as a slaughterhouse from 1908 to 1999. It was renovated and developed into a village for artists in 2001. It is now home to around 20 art groups.  
Resources available from Videotage:
1) Media resources (video art archive, library)
2) Network (artists, curators, academics, art institutions, universities, galleries, festivals etc.)
3) Production resources (i.e. projectors, cameras, TVs, computers etc.
4)Venue/space for exhibition and art making
5) A stipend to support project execution (depending on the scale of the project, amount will be confirmed upon acceptance of proposals)
International residents are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, living and moving expenses. Videotage staff will assist as much as possible with visa arrangement and locating cheaper accommodation in Hong Kong. Residents can have a work desk in our office and make use of our gallery space. Residents will have access to the space during office hours and other times upon request.

Videotage will provide project-specific technical assistance to residents though residents are expected to possess the skills necessary to execute their projects. Collaborative projects are eligible for the residency program. A CV and work samples have to be provided for each collaborator, as well as the contribution description of each collaborator in the application form. Collaborators can share the residency stipend.