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Yan Concept Limited > Young Yan Artists Residence Programme

The Young Yan Artists Residence Programme is a project of Yan Concept Limited, a creative brand working at the intersection of art and architecture. The current venue for the residency programme is Yan Garden, an artful and cultural living space located in Dongguan, China.

The current call is open to artists aged under 35 who are practising contemporary art in any form. Applicants should also have a desire to develop a career in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the capacity to work on a residency project based on the local environment and context.

The next residency period will take place July – December 2020. (A second session, running January – June 2021, will open later in the year, and will invite invitations from curators of any age, as well as young artists.)

The selected resident will implement their proposed art project within an appointed studio or public space in Yan Garden. The resident will also need to host at least one sharing and one workshop / open day during the residency. Finally, residents will be expected to present their project’s outcomes in an exhibition, lecture, seminar, or other form.


  • The resident will be provided with accommodation, a working studio, and a maximum RMB 20,000 (~2600 EUR) gross subsidy to cover one round-trip transportation fee of no more than RMB 2500 (~325 EUR) and other expenses in living and art creation.

  • Site visits and other activities.

  • Potential participation in an annual final exhibition.

  • Assistance and coordination during the residency.


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