Chinese European Art Center


Location: Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China

Mission: The Xiamen artists-in-residence program gives artists a spot where they can develop ideas, experiment and produce new work. The CEAC advises artists on how to produce their work outside their studio and shares with them a large network of local artists, companies and work sites to enable them to implement their projects in the best possible way.

The CEAC stimulates a cultural and intellectual exchange between residents, local artists and students at the Art & Design Department of Xiamen University.  Residents can be invited to give lectures or presentations about their work and guest seminars and workshops for students.

Cost: Paid by host:  Studio space, living and working accommodation, advice and assistance.

Paid by artist:  8500 rmb per month (about 1400 USD per month)

Extra costs of individual technical assistance and making an exhibition at the conclusion of the residence depend on individual wishes, but are normally inexpensive.

Application Fee: n/a

Number of Artists: Up to 5 at a time

Accommodations: The apartments/studios (for two persons or a family) are furnished and fully equipped for living and working, including air co, washing machine, telephone, internet, TV and DVD player.

Length of Stay: Between 3 and 6 months

Demographic: International and National emerging to established artists (& more)

Medium: Composers, curators, architects, fashion designers, visual artists, and writers

Benefits: At the conclusion of their residence, artists are invited to present their research project and new work at the Art Center. The CEAC can also help mediate presentation spots in other cities in China and, for those who like to travel, CEAC offers travel advice and assistance (reserving tickets, hotels, getting visas).

Based in the Netherlands, the European branch of the CEAC regularly presents the research results of CEAC residents at various locations to an interested audience.  In addition, the European branch of the CEAC strives to promote an exchange of knowledge and collaboration with fellow specialists and artists in other disciplines by organizing lectures, debates, films and video showings.

Partners and children are welcome

Deadline: Ongoing


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