OPPORTUNITY: Changsha Artist Residency Programme (Deadline - 18th Jan 2019)

Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme, as part of Changsha Media Arts Festival & International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road.

Changsha is one of our sister UNESCO Creative Cities. The residency runs from 31 March - 3 May. Changsha are inviting qualified young artists, artistic entrepreneurs from UNESCO Media Arts cities, aged 18 to 35 with at least 2 years of work experience as well as

distinguished students with formal training in Media Arts and Design to join the


About the Residency:

Artists are invited to create media arts installations, media arts architecture, new

media works, videos, public art, performance and works in other forms under the

theme of

“Media Arts and City/Sustainable Development/Community/Creativity/Cultural Heritage"

The Experience Changsha Media Arts Programme aims to provide an opportunity

for young artists to delve deeper into Changsha culture by:

  • Visiting Changsha’s cultural landscape; and,

  • Experiencing Changsha’s intangible cultural heritage (pottery making, paper-cutting, etc).

Young artists will obtain a deeper knowledge about Changsha’s media arts

development by:

  • Visit representative media arts enterprises in Changsha through organized field trips; and,

  • Undertake in-depth cultural exchanges and technical discussions with local entrepreneurs and artists.

Above all, young artists will realise their artistic ideas by:

  • Bringing about an innovative transformation in a traditional community in Changsha; and,

  • Modernizing intangible cultural heritage through media arts means;

  • Participants’ work will be showcased in the upcoming Changsha Media Arts Park and even be industrialised.

Selected applicants will be hosted by the Changsha Development Center of Media

Arts for the duration of the Experience. Air tickets, accommodation, meals, basic

health coverage, and pocket money (2000RMB) will be provided by the Changsha

Development Center of Media Arts.

How to apply:

To apply, please download and read the residency introduction and instructions follow instructions on the application process.

Click here to view application documents