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 June 7, 2021.
RESIDENCIES + FUNDING: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.
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.
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.
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.
Powrplnt is seeking proposals from teaching artists on Abolitionist tools for digital wellness between April 2 - May 2nd.
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.
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.
RESEARCH & WRITING:
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.
JOBS + INTERNSHIPS:
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.
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.
Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia is seeking an Office Director.
TALKS, FESTIVALS, & EVENTS
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.
THINGS TO READ:
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Friends of Chinatown Toronto are seeking volunteer Chinese & Vietnamese translators to translate resources about tenant's rights & fight evictions. Email email@example.com with the subject line "Translation Support"
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<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 firstname.lastname@example.org.