Ailleurs Residency is an arts museum-based programme located at the very centre part of Shenyang City. Artist could benefit from a variety of museum events and exhibition support by a professional team.

Eligible Applicants

Shenyang once was the heavy industrial city in northern China. We aim to support artists in their emerging/mid-career state can benefit from the industrial site and historical heritage. Applicants from all nationalities, any art or design background are welcome to apply.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit a working plan during the stay, and expectation to the residency (ex. source to the materials, specific working tools)
We are currently open for 1-3 month length of stay.


Ailleurs Residency's Shenhe (沈河) Site is located at the very centre part of Shenyang City. The apartment faced The Mukden Palace (Imperial Palace), with almost 1 minute of access to the most lively commercial street (Zong Jie), shopping malls, restaurants and metro station, 10 mins walk to Ailleurs Museum. The apartment with a living room, 2 bedrooms (1 single room/1 double room), dining room, and a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Ailleurs Residency's artist studio is located at the back of the Ailleurs Arts Museum. Although artist working on research-based or who doesn’t need a big studio are welcome to work at the apartment, we do provide a big sharing studio space with decent working facilities.

On Tiexi (铁西) Site is the Fengtian Factory on Beiyi Road located at the west town is now transforming into a Culture District. Tiexi Site provides artists with a huge scene for performative/installation art.

Program Fees

Ailleurs Residency is a self-funded program with a limited budget, we cover management and maintenance and partial financial support with our partner, but we are unable to cover the renting, stipend for living expenses, materials or airfare. We encourage artist look for funding and we can provide support documents.

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Additional Information

Ailleurs Arts Museum plays as one of the forces in which to protect cultural and industrial remains and we hope to reshape Shenyang culture with industrial civilization. Ailleurs Residency is partnered with Institut Supérieur Des Beaux Arts and has been hosting Chinese-French artist exchange program since 2016. Now we are finally ready to open up to the greater audience and excited to bring more international art into Dongbei!