09 Sep 2009
A residency opportunity of two months in Beijing for an arts professional is being offered by the Asia New Zealand Foundation with support from Creative New Zealand.
There's more information about this on the Asia NZ website
In recent years Beijing has developed a dynamic contemporary arts scene which now attracts artists and curators from all over the world. Many Asian and Western galleries have set up new spaces in the city, in recognition of China’s unique role in the development of contemporary Asian art.
This residency is available for a period during March-June 2010 and will be hosted by the Platform China Contemporary Art Institute (Platform China). Platform China is located in the East End art district of Beijing, in Caochangdi Village, just 15 minutes away from the 798 art district. The village is a newly emerging artistic community housing artist studios and art centres such as the prestigious Galerie Urs Meile.
Platform China will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn about China, communicate with Chinese artists, and to establish networks and dialogues between Chinese and international artists. Visual artists, new media artists, photographers, curators, writers, designers, and researchers are all invited to apply for this opportunity.
The candidate will be required to hold an open studio and to present the results of their residency at the end of their stay. They will also be required to conduct a series of presentations or an exhibition in New Zealand upon their return. An exhibition in Beijing is possible but not mandatory.
Asia New Zealand Foundation with the support of Creative New Zealand will provide:
- a return economy airfare between New Zealand and Beijing
- a stipend of NZ$40 per day
- NZ$500 towards production costs
- the cost of a single entry tourist visa
- a contribution of NZ$300 towards travel insurance.
More information about this on the Asia NZ Website