The Swatch Art Peace Hotel artist residency program (Shanghai)

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency invites artists from around the world to apply online for a residency in Shanghai.

Different forms of art are welcome to explore the contemporary arts in China's most vibrant city: dancing, music, photography, filmmaking, writing, painting and conceptual art.

The applications are reviewed by an international committee whose efforts ensure that a broad range of artistic disciplines, styles and national origins is represented. The selection process aims to integrate artists in a spirit of openness and curiosity about creativity in its diverse forms and contexts.

This exciting project is based on a shared love of the universal nature of the arts in all their forms and a desire to promote cross cultural exchanges so as to enrich personal experience and creativity.

Known and unknown artists are invited to stay for a period of up to six months in one of the 18 studios. They meet to exchange ideas, prepare and enjoy meals together, talk about their work and life in Shanghai, plan new projects and share their visions.

The program offers assistance when applying for a visa and covers among others travel costs (one round flight) to Shanghai. 

Find all the information online.

There is no deadline for applications.

A 30.– Swiss Franc motivation fee is to be paid upon application. This fee is non-refundable, whatever the outcome of the application. The sum will be donated in its entirety by Swatch Group to the independent medical aid organization MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders).