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CALL: China Residencies Fellowship

China Residencies & I: project space are seeking a dedicated and aspiring arts administrator for the inaugural Residency Knowledge Fellowship. This year-long paid fellowship takes place in New York and Beijing, and will provide hands-on and theoretical training in every aspect of running an international residency program.

At China Residencies in NYC, the fellow will:

      • Help oversee five fully-funded open calls and develop partnerships within the network
      • Build resources and share knowledge to support the entire field of creative exchange
      • Liaise with 45 residencies in mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as embassies and cultural organizations worldwide
      • Learn grant-writing and assist in planning fundraising campaigns

At I: project space in Beijing, the fellow will:

  • Learn the many facets of running a residency, from fundraising to working with artists
  • Help curate and organize open studios, exhibitions, publications, and artists projects across music, the visual arts, performing arts, design, and film
  • Get to know Beijing’s independent and established contemporary art and music scene
  • Throughout, and during the fellowship and during the summer apprenticeship, the fellow will learn key skills such as:
      1. Budgeting
      1. Fundraising
      1. Building and expanding networks
      1. Project management
      1. Evaluating social impact
      1. Facilitating cross-cultural understanding


12 months starting January 2019

  • 。January February March {3 months} New York – China Residencies

  • 。March April May June {4 months} I: project space

  • 。July {1 month} full-time apprenticeship at another partner institution

  • 。September October November December {4 months} I: project space

Salary + Benefits:

  • 。12,000 rmb/monthly {~$USD 1,770/month}

  • 。Beijing-NYC round-trip flight

  • 。3 weeks paid vacation + health insurance reimbursement

  • 。During the year, the fellow will also have the option of take part in events like Residency Knowledge Exchanges and conferences about residencies and arts management.

Application process:

To apply, submit this form that will ask for:

  • 。Your biography or CV

  • 。What was the last cultural event [exhibition, concert, film festival, symposium, talk etc] that you really enjoyed and why? {under 500 words}

  • 。Create a project proposal: what should there be a residency for? Draft a theme, budget, timeframe for a future China Residencies open call {one PDF, one to two pages maximum}

Qualifications we are looking for:

  • 。Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese (reading / writing / speaking)

  • 。Passion for cultural creative exchange

Nice to have skills:

  • 。Graphic design (digital or print)

  • 。Photography + Video

  • 。Social media management – WeChat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

  • 。Additional languages (Cantonese, German, and any other languages skills welcome!)

  • 。Community organizing and event planning

Applications are due by October 1st, 2018, midnight Beijing time. We warmly welcome applicants of all identities, and warmly welcome people of all gender-identities, abilities, diasporas, ages, and backgrounds to apply.

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