Welcome to China Residencies' seasonal list of deadlines for residencies, call for papers, job opportunities & lots of different things you can apply for that have a connection to  mainland China, Hong Kong, and the greater Chinese diaspora worldwide, plus a whole lot of places you can support to help Chinatowns & Asian diaspora communities.

In this ongoing pandemic, many opportunities are now happening online or remotely, and many others are contingent on international and local travel restrictions, as well as quarantine safety measures. Keep in mind that things might be different between now and the deadline, and between now and when the opportunity takes place!

That being said, good luck, take care & share these with anyone who might be interested, and please send some time with all the opportunities focused on giving back and supporting each other in these tough times.

If it's in italics, the deadline passed - sorry! We created this post on March 14 and last updated this post on July 9, 2021.


A4 Art Museum in Chengdu is calling for artists to apply for one to three month residencies between May & December 2021, providing housing, flights, and 10,000 RMB stipend to 10 to 25 artists & collectives. Apply by March 15 2021

The Asian Cultural Council is calling for proposals in person and virtual exchanges between the US and China, Hong Kong & Macau, offering project budget funding between $7,000 USD and 20,000 USD. Apply by March 15.

Submit for the VH Award, a prize awarded to five artists of Asian descent who are addressing the future of Asia through screen-based works. $25,000 USD each + a virtually-based residency program at Eyebeam. Submit by March 19.

Asian American Arts Alliance's Van Lier Fellowship supports Asian American musicians and composers living in NYC with $6,000 and an 8 month fellowship from May to December 2021. Apply by March 21 2021

Asian American Arts Alliance's Jadin Wong Fellowship supports Asian American dancers under the age of 30 living in NYC with $6,000 and an 8 month fellowship from May to December 2021. Apply by March 21 2021

U.S.-based emerging artists of color from historically marginalized communities who are looking to sustain their creative practice can apply for $1-$5k in unrestricted funds from Sundance's Uprise Grant by April 5

Driving The Human is seeking designers, artists, and scientists to submit prototype ideas that address sustainable and collective futures and eco-social renewal. Support of up to 4,000 euros + transport covered to participate in the event in Berlin in October 2021, with possible additional funding for 2022. Apply in English, Arabic, French, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish by April 9.

West Kowloon's Arts Impact Fellowship awards HKD 60,000 to artists, arts administrators, scholars, researchers and postgraduate students aged 40 or below. Apply before May 24.

TU Delft and SPACE10 are calling for proposals for a two-month remote residency exploring visions for positive water futures in cities worldwide, exploring seawater, rainwater & wastewater solutions to Day Zero in their own city, and translate their research into visionary solutions for the cities of tomorrow. Up to 6,000 euros in funding, apply by May 31.

Art Hoe Collective is giving four $1,000 grants to Asian American artists. Submit by May 3rd.

Hosted by
Lucitopia Town·Zixi Qingliang Mountain and Curated by C-PLATFORM, Xi·Art Museum Generative Project is seeking submissions for their annual theme, "fantasy land" until July 31, 2021. Open to domestic and international residents, this residency will provide a travel subsidy of up to 5,000 RMB, lodging, shared studio space, food, and potential project material funding.

The British Council is offering grants of up to £50k to organisations in the UK and selected countries overseas (including China) to collaborate digitally on international projects.

Untitled Space near Shanghai has an open call for artists already in China for one to three month summer residencies in June & July & August. Apply for 2021 Summer Residencies.

The British Council is offering UK-China Connections through Culture grants to enable artists or members of arts organisations to work with their counterparts in China or the UK online, to develop projects, exchange skills or see others' work. 

ASEF is seeking applicants from Asia & Spain for At Home/Being Home, an e-residency for young emerging artists from the performing arts, music, film and new media sectors. Apply by July 30.

PLAN8T Artist / Architect In Residence (P8AIR) located in Changsha, China has an open call for their summer residency program The Invisible Sounds. Apply by July 12.

Loupe's Design Residency Programme is a 6-month comprehensive mentoring programme with industry experts from the established Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, specially created for jewellery designers who wish to elevate their career and skills to the next level. Apply by July 15.

Line of Sight's 2021-2022 Fellowship is open to all filmmakers working with Asian American themes and in the spirit of discovery and experimentation. Deadline: July 21, 11:59PM ET.

ISCP has an open call for a fully-funded three-month Global South curatorial residency. Curators living in and from the Global South are invited to apply. Apply by July 12.

CREATIVE EQUATIONS FUND: CULTURAL HERITAGE & DIVERSITY + DANCE: Deadline September 17th. Brooklyn Arts Council is offering the grant of $10K each for four cultural heritage dancers, choreographers, and dance researchers based in Brooklyn.

Untitled Recidency in Shanghai has an open call for their autumn residency. There are seats for 5 artists each month. The applicants need to be based in China due to travel restrictions.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Australia Council Awards, acknowledging the contribution that Australian artists have made to the creative and cultural life of the nation. Nominations close on Tuesday 26 October.


The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association's Artist Residency Abroad Funding Scheme provides up to HK$15,000 for Hong Kong artists seeking artist residencies abroad. Artists need to have been accepted to a residency program and apply one month before the start of the residency.

NYFA immigrant artist program has a Discord to share opportunities.


citizen.li is seeking folks with a passion for & relationship with Toronto's Chinatown interested in participating as a subject for a documentary style video. Selected participants will be sharing their opinions on the future of Chinatown and receive a $50 honorarium.

Feminist Future(s) is seeking up to 50 participants for their next hackathon May 3rd to 30th focused on Reproductive Justice, the Care Economy, Prison Abolition, and Environmental Justice. $250 stipend to participate, apply by March 26th.

OCAT Museums are seeking submissions for research-based curatorial projects. Submit by March 31 2021

Powrplnt is seeking proposals from teaching artists on Abolitionist tools for digital wellness between April 2 - May 2nd.

Submissions for the 44th annual Asian American International Film Festival in NYC are open -- early deadline February 15th, regular deadline March 15th, extended deadline, April 15 2021

Chinatown Biennial is seeking submissions for individual or collective art works, small curatorial proposals, publications, online projects, and performances around the theme "furtive" that respond to different notions of “Chinatown” and other ethnic enclaves, whether that involves suburban areas nicknamed as such, officially designated streets, homes, malls, alleys, expropriated land, places of solidarity, and more. Apply by April 15.

PBS is calling for proposals to support long and short form documentaries produced and created by diverse/BIPOC emerging filmmakers. Up to $15,000 for shorts & $50,000 for longform, submit by April 16.

Floating Projects is seeking submissions of video essays for a new quarterly video zines "𝑫-𝑵𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒍/𝑽-𝑬𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒚" Open Call Round 3 Submit by April 30.

Submit all types of films and artists’ moving images from around the world about LGBTQ+ East or Southeast Asians, or their diasporic communities in foreign countries to the Queer East Film Festival in London by May 31

Sunny Art Centre is seeking submissions for its Sunny Art Prize, wherein the top winners will receive cash prizes, a group exhibition in London, a one month residency in China (Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou), and a group exhibition in China. Submit by June 30, 23:59 BST.

The China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF) is seeking submissions to its Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition. Winners of the competition will receive invitations to fairs in Italy or China, and the 50 finalists will be eligible for the Golden Pinwheel Astra Award including $5,000 cash prize. Apply by June 28.

Zine Coop is seeking submissions from first time and veteran zinemakers to its Show & Tell Party, a unique twist on the virtual art book fair. Submit by June 11.

NTS is seeking proposals from radio personalities and genre specialists across a number of genres, including nanyin.

The W.O.W. Project is seeking applications for its Bridging Futures cohort, bringing together youth ages 18-30 interested in cultivating arts practices to connect with Manhattan Chinatown movement elders. Apply by July 31.

Grubber x Baesians is seeking applications from Asian artists and creative practitioners to submit works which explore nature, its healing qualities and the decolonisation of horticulture. Submit by June 11.

CALL FOR PAPER ARTISTS for the 2021 Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale - titled, Feasts on Paper. Deadline: 23th July 2021.

Asia Art Archive invites applications for participation in Art Schools of Asia, an online seminar and conference series that examines the history of institutions of higher learning from the perspective of the region. Apply by Friday, 30 July 2021.

Asymmetry Art Foundation has an open call for The Curatorial Writing Fellowship. The fellowship is a fully-funded full-time six-month placement for a mid-career curator to work with Chisenhale Gallery’s curatorial department. Apply by 26 July 2021, 10am BST.

UNFOLD 2021 Shanghai Art Book Fair is calling for exhibitors. Apply by September 19.

The Noguchi Museum, in partnership with the Queens Council on the Arts and Asian American Arts Alliance, announces an open call for emerging artists based in Queens and self-identifying as Asian American and Pacific Islander to submit designs for the Museum’s three outdoor banners. Submissions close Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET.


Asymmetry is fully funding a PhD in Visual Cultures under Prof Irit Rogoff at Goldsmiths for an art professional from Asia, apply by March 15 2021

Brown University's CSREA invites artists, media makers, and writers whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States to apply to be a virtual Practitioner Fellow for the Spring 2022 academic semester. $10,000 USD stipend, virtual workshops & in person Captstone Week with funded travel & lodging. Apply by March 31.

Submit to Sine Theta Magazine's 19th issue, themed “HIGH NOON 午” by April 5.

The New Inquiry is seeking submissions for their Pandemic! issue by April 9.

Submit writing to Korientation's book project about being German-Asian or from the Asian diaspora in Germany by July 31.

Submit your papers for a special journal issue on Critical Aunty Studies published by Tufts University by August 1st 2021.


RADII in Shanghai is hiring a Executive Editor, a Social Media Strategist, a Lifestyle Editor & internships in Video Editing, editorial, business development & marketing

Singapore Art Museum is hiring curatorial positions, in addition to other roles.

Asia Society Policy Institute in NYC is hiring a Multimedia Producer & Digital Outreach Manager.

Split Works is hiring a Artist Content & Marketing Manager.

M+ and West Kowloon in Hong Kong is hiring for a number of positions, including in Conservation, Administration, and Education, and summer internships. 

Tai Kwun in Hong Kong is hiring for a number of positions in Marketing and Development.

4A in Sydney is seeking a General Manager. Apply before April 9.

Eaton Hong Kong is hiring a Sound Engineer, and several roles in Marketing & Sales.

The Asian Cultural Council in NYC is still seeking an Executive Director.

The Asian American Arts Alliance in NYC is seeking a Development Manager, apply by April 15.

We (China Residencies!) are hiring a Residency Coordinator, apply by April 26.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia / NYC / LA / Chicago / Greenville, SC is seeking an intern. Apply by May 15.

Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia is seeking an Office Director.

The Asian American Writers Workshop is hiring a Digital Communications Coordinator and a 2021 Poetry Coalition Fellow.

CAAAV is seeking experienced Bangla, Korean, and Chinese interpreters so they can continue to do the work of building a pan-Asian membership base in NYC.

Self Evident is looking for an Audience Manager, a Marketing Manager, and two Advisors.

CAAAV is hiring a Chinatown Tenants Union (CTU) Membership Organizer (Full‐Time).

The Asian American Documentary Network (A-Doc) is hiring an Impact Director.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is hiring a Community Learning Coordinator (Remote).

ArtAsiaPacific is hiring an Assistant Editor based in Hong Kong.


My Sight Is Lined With Visions, an online festival of 1990s Asian American Film & Video, runs from January 2021 to January 25 2022  (and you can use our promo code "CHINARESIDENCIES_ENVISIONS" for $5 off the ticket package, thanks to the very nice curators at Sentient Art Film!)

Sentient Art Film is also organizing a series of talks, starting with "On Accents and Sonic Resonances" on Wednesday, April 21, 7PM ET.

Butterfly is hosting an online exhibition and events from April 17 to May 1st.

The Asia Forum for the Contemporary Art of Global Asias takes place on May 14th

CAAMFest in San Francisco is May 13-23, 2021

Meekong Cultural Hub's "Art & Social Action in Asia" is May 20-21

API Chaya's virtual gala is May 24

CAAAV's virtual karaoke fundraiser is May 27

Chinatown Art Brigade is hosting a teach-in: Envisioning Abolition in Our Local Asian American Communities on June 9 as a part of Creative Time's Red Stage.

We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril is a multimedia project inviting Asian Americans to participate in reclaiming, and reasserting our own narratives, through telling our families’ stories of immigration, labor, discrimination, and resilience. RSVP for Saturday, June 12.


Ingrained Stories

China Residencies's book recommendations!


<3 The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center curated a Care Package of "poems, meditations, films, and other cultural nutrients for times like this." <3

<3 APALA <3

<3 AAAJ <3


<3 AADF <3


<3 CAAAV <3

<3 Heart of Dinner <3

<3 Red Canary Song <3

<3 Asians 4 Abolition <3

<3 Send Chinatown Love <3

<3 Youth Against Displacement <3

<3 Asian American Feminist Collective <3

Art Raffle for CAAAV (enter by April 8)




<3 Butterfly <3

Friends of Chinatown Toronto are seeking volunteer Chinese & Vietnamese translators to translate resources about tenant's rights & fight evictions. Email friendsofchinatownto@gmail.com with the subject line "Translation Support"


<3 Good Good Eatz <3

San Francisco:

<3 Feed + Fuel Chinatown <3


<3 Philadephia QTBIPOC, claim a care package from the Asian Arts Initiative <3

Did we miss something? Let us know what else is out there and we'll keep updating the post throughout the season. Email us at nihao@chinaresidencies.com.