10th OCAT Residency Open Call (China)

Since 2006, OCAT Shenzhen has been organized 9 sessions of “OCAT Residency”. The 2019 program is planned to be held from September 1 to November 30. The invitees undertake the residency no less than two months. The organisers welcome artists, curators, designers, architects, scientists, historians, cultural researchers,  various researches and writers from all over the world to involve in the project. 

It is hoped that through this project, a dialogue platform will be set up between artists with different disciplines and cultural backgrounds to promote the exchange and interaction between artistic ecology in Shenzhen (and its surrounding areas) and residents, and to further facilitate the establishment of sustainable international exchanges among OCAT museum group.

OCAT has four well decorated residences. Each residence owns a studio and living space. Basic working and living facilities include WIFI internet, furniture, TV set, telephone, washing machine, bathing equipment, air conditioners, fridge, kitchenware and bedding. Specific demands and technical enquiry should be put forward before recipients arriving in Shenzhen so as to be solved in time.


  1. A round-trip ticket from your city to Shenzhen (economy fare).

  2. Health and life insurance during the residency.

  3. The necessary facilities and funds for creation, investigation and research work during the stay period:

    a.  The sum of 3,000 Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of living (meals, traffic, communication and etc.) during the residency. (100 Yuan per day, will provide living cost according to the number of days the Recipients stay).

    b.   The sum of 1,200 Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of materials and researching works during the residency (Formal invoice is needed for reimbursement. Special circumstances require communication with the staff in advance).

Deadline: 31 March 2019

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