Deadline: 20/11/2018

A Grand Tour in Western China | The Hellotree Residency Programme

Spend your time at the great western city of China, and discover the part of the world like never before

Based in China's most emerging cultural city of Chengdu, the Hellotree Artist Residency programme is led by a brand-new concept that is to create a new model of artist residency which blends artists’ studio practices and customized traveling experiences.

During the one-month-in-residence there will be a group of 2-3 artists, each artist will be provided an independent studio in Chengdu. And during the residency, there will be about half of the time for the artists chose to take a "Grand Tour” - a customized road-trip to remote Tibetan regions that led by the organizer which is not yet widely explored and opened to foreign tourists. 

Hellotree Artist Residency programme is aiming not only at building communications between international artist groups and local art scene but also on linking the artist and culture groups that could not be easily exposed to international audiences. By blending artist-in-residence and traveling experience, Hellotree Res is creatively contributing to the variety of the artist residency’s running models in the region, as well as discovering new ways of art creating for artist groups. 

Residency program since

Disciplines and media

  • Media Art
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Photography

Type of organisation
Non-Government-Organisation, Curator Run

Duration of residencies
between half and 1 month

Number of artists resident at one time
between 1 and 3

Companions allowed

Expenses paid by artist

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Essential Health Insurance Costs (meets the lowest requirements of tourism visa applications)

Expectations of the artist
 - Presentation to local youth groups
 - Contributions to potential local exhibitions/cultural events

Expenses paid by the organisation

  • Parts of materials for media art based projects
  • Artist consultant service (on domestic art market and institutions)
  • Human resource developing (on local educational groups)
  • Travel guide service (fluent translator(s) on English and German)
  • Curating
  • Professional Media Promotions
  • Private Transport / high-end cabs (in town)

Application who/how
Digital Application online or by email 

Selection procedure
By organiser

Presentation of artists' work
Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Programme Fee
1,866 Euros / 15,000 RMB (Incl: studio rent, GT project costs) 

Description of residency



  • 4K standard media working station (shared) 
  • Internet Connection
  • Studios

Number of studios

Type and size of studios
Private studios in spaces each of approx. 50 sqm with shower/bath, toilet and kitchen

Private Studios

Working language(s)

Other activities happening at the space
 - Workshops
 - Presentation
 - The road trip

How to reach
By train
Chengdu South Station (High-Speed Priority)
By plane
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
By car
Gaoxin district, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Other Contact Info

A Grand Tour in Western China | The Hellotree Residency Programme

A Grand Tour in Western China | The Hellotree Residency Programme


Application deadline

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