Points Center for Contemporary Art, founded in 2017, is devoted to the creation and recording of contemporary art as well as the promotion of art and culture. Main projects include residencies, the construction of an archival database, exhibitions, and public education activities. The center advocates “life within art,” inviting and supporting the life and creation of global artists in this center, forming a connection with local art and culture. We espouse contemporary artistic vision and explosive creative power in order to stimulate the energy of globalized contemporary creation.

Eligible Applicants

The residency is open for artists and curators from different nations and disciplines, with locality and community in mind. For the artist-in-residency, we tend to emphasize on time-based media research/creation, like performance art, video art, and also research involved with public engagement.

Application Process

Application form, CV and portfolio.
Residencies lengths ranges from one months to three months.


PCCA is located in the ancient town of Jinxi, which has a history of more than two thousand years. It is on the outskirts of Suzhou, only an hour from Shanghai, well-located with a strong cultural atmosphere. Jinxi is densely populated with ancient bridges, canals, and an architectural character unchanged for hundreds of years. The international residency project of PCCA is centered in a series of spaces totalling approximately 2000 square meters (21,500 square feet). There are four villas two floors each for accommodations and working spaces, an exhibition hall around 200 square meters, an old pavilion for tea ceremony and meetings. There are kitchenware and washing machines dryer supplied in a container in our yard.

Program Fees

The main founding resource comes from British Foundation, Fortress Contemporary Art Foundation. For each different programs, other founding varies from local government investment, corporation found and university supports.

Additional Information

PCCA attempts to provide international artists with Chinese cultural experience under both historical and contemporary atmosphere. Through knowledge sharing, creative research and production to fulfil the international art exchange.
Through arranging public events, PCCA also tries to provide network for residents and revive local contemporary art scene.