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Artist Residency in China

Young Yan Artists Residence Program

Mission Young Yan Artists Residence Program is organized by Yan Concept. The artist-in-residence program takes place in Yan Garden in Dongguan. This program searches for potential young artists to support them by providing room to inspire creativity and visions of arts through this two-month residence experience. The artists will have the opportunity to hold an annual residents group show and even a solo exhibition in Yan Garden or publication of their research.

Applicants from 18-35 years who are working or studying or want to develop their career and conduct art creation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and with an interest and specialization in modern arts are warmly welcomed to apply.

Application Requirements
Application Information:
1) Fill in the application form from (password: qpml) and recommendation letter (only to those who are studying/ fresh graduates)
2) 8-10 photos of artworks created in last 3 years
(Please state the title of work, size, material and year as the file name)
3) Send the prepared documents in PDF format (Links attached for any videos) to Email title and the name of the ZIP file should be “Your Name + Young Yan Artists Residence Program”
4) Deadline of the 1st Period is set on 31 May 2019 and result will be notified on or before 15 June. The deadline of the whole program will be on 20 February 2020
5) The residence period and agreement will be discussed with the shortlisted artists
6) Incomplete documents will not be adjudicated and all the submitted material will not be returned.

Facilities and Grants
Young Yan Artists Residence provides:
1) Each artist is provided with accommodation and working studio and entitled subsidy no more than RMB 20, 000 including living and work conducting expenses
2) Experience-sharing activities
3) Site visiting
4) Workshops and open day organized for public education
5) Assistance and coordination during the creative process

Application Deadlines
Applications are accepted all year round with 2-3 artists for each period and total 4 periods a year.
1st period: 1 July to 31 August 2019
2nd period: 1 October to 31 November 2019
3rd period: 1 January to 29 February 2020
4th period: 1 April to 31 May 2020