Open Call for the 6th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Light and Sight 亮光与眼光


China Residencies

Open Call for the 6th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Light and Sight

For the sixth edition of the Crystal Ruth Bell Residency, we are inviting people to apply for a fully-funded residency at Three Shadows & Red Gate in Beijing and Xiamen for the months of October, November, and December 2019, coinciding with Design Week Beijing and the Jimei Arles Photography Festival in Xiamen. We are calling for people of all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender-identities, abilities, and interests to send us proposals for projects to pursue in China this winter around the ideas of "light and sight" - in any way those word makes sense to you.

All creative people who make {work with, about, or from} images are welcome: photographers, filmmakers, cinematographers, animators, documentarians, photojournalists, researchers, critics, observers, lighting designers, astronomers, zine makers, opticians, and selfie enthusiasts are all invited to submit proposals around the themes of Light and Sight.

This three month, fully funded residency will take place at Red Gate Residency & Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing & Xiamen in the months of October, November and December 2019, coinciding with the Design Week Beijing and the Jimei Arles Photography Festival in Xiamen.

The Crystal Ruth Bell Residency covers:

  • Housing in apartments in Beijing & Xiamen
  • Studio space at Three Shadows (Beijing & Xiamen)
  • Photography & video equipment (see facilities list)
  • Round train or trip flight to Beijing + roundtrip train travel between Beijing & Xiamen
  • USD $1,080 stipend {as of 2018, our stipend is pegged to inflation)
  • USD $510 for materials & ingredients
  • Visa & travel health insurance
  • Airport pickup, welcome dinner
  • Optional artist talk, workshop & open studio
  • Project support from the Three Shadows, Red Gate, and China Residencies teams

The Jury consists of:
From the Three Shadows team:
- Qi Yan (exhibition manager)
- Xinyi Chen (residency coordinator)

From the China Residencies team:
- Kira Simon-Kennedy (co-founder & director)
- Josue Chavez (head of research & development)
- Xiaoyao Xu (Residency Knowledge Fellow)

Guest Jurors: Zara Arshad, Cao Mengwen, Bérénice Angremy & Victoria Jonathan

Deadline: August 8th, 2019

Finalists announced: August 20th

Residency dates: October (Three Shadows, Beijing ) - November (Three Shadows, Xiamen ) - December (Red Gate, Beijing)

Individuals and duos from all nationalities are encouraged to apply, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. This is a wide open call, with no restrictions based on age, medium, educational background, or any other criteria. Project proposals will be evaluated based on their feasibility and creativity by a jury as listed above. 

Apply online before August 8th 2019 in your timezone. Finalists will be notified by August 20th.

Opportunity Opens

Friday, Jun 28th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Thursday, Aug 8th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists