Disciplines: Drawing and Painting; Film; Literature; Media art; Music and sound art; Performing arts; Sculpture
Founded: June 2016
Duration: 1 to 2 months
Description: The Handshake 302 Baishizhou ArtistResidency program invites artists and writers to explore Baishizhou, a large, centrally located urban village in Shenzhen.
The idea behind the residency is simple: Handshake 302 has been working in Baishizhou since October 2013. To date, many of our projects have taken place inside our space. Now, we’re turning the space into an efficiency apartment—an urban village launchpad—for artists who would like to come and create site-specific works in Baishizhou. In addition to producing one site-specific work or performance, we also ask that visiting artists hold weekly salons to meet with local residents, artists, and curious Shenzheners.
Paid by host: Handshake 302 provides visiting artists with an efficiency apartment in Baishizhou and a monthly stipend that is sufficient to meet daily living expense. There are limited funds for materials, which will be distributed based on availability.
Paid by artist: Visiting artists pay for transportation to and from Baishizhou.
Application guidelines: to apply for the Baishizhou residency, please submit the following materials via email to:
- Letter of interest
- Project proposal
- Curriculum vitae
- Work samples
We look forward to learning what your project reveals about everyday life in Baishizhou!