FQ Projects is an independent project space devoted to building active platforms and communities for contemporary artists. We are based in a traditional Shanghai lane neighborhood——Huai Hai Fang (used to be Xia Fei Fang). It is a historical lane commissioned by C.I.C.M missionaries and a residential neighborhood favored by Shanghainese bourgeois class in 1920s.

FQ Projects Artist Residency is a cross-cultural interdisciplinary program, open to artists and scholars around the world to carry out research and make art in the provided time. We are located in a lane neighborhood next to the subway. Some of the most busiest blocks in Shanghai: Huai Hai Middle Road, Fuxing Park, Xin Tian Di, Tian Zi Fang are in walking distance.

The residency is open for application all year round. Whoever comes can learn about Shanghai and our very interesting lane culture in relation to urbanization, reflect on the physical and sociocultural context of FQ Projects and present their practice to the community in creative forms.

Eligible Applicants

Who can apply: artist (working in any medium), film-maker, writer, musician, architect, designer, researcher, education programmer, critic, curator

Application Process

Long-term Residency:
Duration: > 1 month
Number of artist: 1/residency (companions are allowed, accommodation is only for one)
Expectation from the artist
• Conduct a public program related to your practice and your experience here
• One open studio event
• Reflect on local context
• Share and present your experience at the end of the residency

Short-term Residency:
Duration: 1 week
Number of artist: 1-3/residency (companions are allowed, accommodation is only for one)

Short-term residency is open to China-based artists who are interested to use our space or out on-going activities to carry out their ideas. Forms of showcasing your creations includes but as not limited to performance, poetry reading, lecture, class, workshop etc.

How to apply:
Application material
• CV
• Brief introduction of yourself
• Artist statement
• Motivation to apply

Deadlines: Application is open all year round. Please indicate your choice of duration and preferred time period when apply


Our space is very flexible in terms of making and showcasing works. We have rooms of various sizes through out the three floors, plus transitional spaces like hallways and staircases. The rooms are full of natural light. There is also a small yard in front of the house. The building is adjacent to other residential buildings with shared outdoor space.

• Internet
• Office space
• Critique/Exhibition Space (negotiable based on need)
• 1-3 Studio (private or shared, negotiable based on need)
• Classroom (10-15 people)
• Meeting room

Program Fees

Grants: We are an independent project space and are currently unable to offer any fellowship or other financial aid. We encourage our artist to seek outside funding.

Long-term Residency Fee:
• 6000 RMB/month
• Covers accommodation and basic operating costs
• Weekly cleaning
• Not included in the fee: transportation, food, material and other daily expense

Short-term Residency Fee:
• 1500 RMB/week
• Covers accommodation and basic operating costs
• Weekly cleaning
• Not included in the fee: transportation, food, material and other daily expense

Additional Information

The on-going programs in our space include Artist Residency, Children Art Education Workshops, Private Viewing Salon and Exhibitions, establishing various different ways to reach our visitors, artist, critics, curators and collectors.

We are open for proposal of special exhibition and events (poetry reading, book release, performance etc.) for artists living in Shanghai. Please submit a project proposal along with your application.