Welcome to China Residencies' Winter/Spring 2022 opportunities list! We have collected a wide variety of deadlines for residencies, calls for papers, jobs & lots of different things you can apply for that are connected to the arts, mainland China, Hong Kong, and the greater Chinese diaspora worldwide. 

While it is finally possible for many places in the world to host offline opportunities, it is important to keep in mind that traveling to China is still highly restricted. Many IRL opportunities happening in China are available to people that are already in the country. On the bright side, there are a lot of opportunities hosted in other parts of the world, or remotely.

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

Updated April 19, 2022

Before we get into the variety of exciting opportunities hosted by other organizations, consider applying to our new open call:

The Future of Memory Residency is a collaboration between China Residencies and The Future of Memory teams. We are seeking applications from media artists working around the theme of resisting and interrogating algorithmic surveillance and control. This is a remote opportunity! 

Deadline April 20, 2022

Read about the theme, requirements, and offerings here!



  • C-Platform's Lucitopia Artist Residency is open for artists in the field of contemporary art practice and natural research. Check out our 2019 interview with Chen Wei, the co-founder and director of C-Platform, here!  Deadline July 31 (Fuzhou)

  • BY ART MATTERS Residency at the Tianmuli Art Museum is open to applications from artists of any discipline who are living within China but have not spent a considerable amount of time in Hangzhou before. Deadline May 31 (Hangzhou)



  • NYFA immigrant artist program has a Discord to share opportunities.



  • American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is offering five prizes for works in translation published in 2019. Deadline April 19

  • All Around Culture is seeking organizations to apply to their open call Thoulathy: Cross Border Collaboration Projects. They are looking for 20 cultural organizations from the ‘South’ and 10 cultural organizations from the ‘North’ to work together in trios on a 15-month collaboration project funded up to €40,000. Deadline May 8 





  • NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publications are open! Deadline April 20

  • South - South Arts Fellowships, offered by Living Arts International, are open for applications from cultural workers within the Global South! The Fellowships will support initiatives that enable long-term professional networks, alliances, and collaborations among cultural workers living and working in developing economies in Africa (including North Africa), Asia (including West Asia and Central Asia), and the Pacific. Deadline May 15

  • Khoj is now accepting applications from emerging curators in South Asia for the 5th edition of the Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) fellowship. This opportunity is only available for applicants residing in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka). Deadline May 16 

  • In conjunction with Gaudy Boy’s publication of Jhani Randhawa's TIME REGIME, SUSPECT is holding the 8th Singapore Poetry Contest with a call for submissions inspired by Randhawa’s book of poems. They are looking for poems that use the chiming words "time" and "regime" together or separately in imaginative ways. Open to anyone anywhere, no entry fee. Deadline May 16 

  • Bagri is offering grants for artists and researchers who engage with aspects of Asian culture or diaspora. Deadline May 31 (London primarily)






  • Bethune House is collecting funds for migrant domestic workers negatively affected by COVID-19 in Hong Kong

  • Finally, if you have a little to spare, consider contributing to our WithFriends fundraiser


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.