Chinese European Art Center

General information

Brief description of organisation

CEAC (Chinese European Art Center)

For more than nineteen years, the Chinese European Art Center has hosted and premiered international artists from all over the world.

With studios, exhibitions, contemporary film festivals, concerts, lectures, workshops and an artists-in-residence program, the CEAC plays a central role in southeast China’s cultural landscape.

The CEAC is widely known for its pioneering role in China as a non-commercial art space and the excellent guidance it provides for artists conducting research and producing their art at work sites and factories in China.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The CEAC artists-in-residence program gives artists, designers, architects, curators, writers, composers a place 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 of Xiamen University. Residents can be invited to give lectures or presentations about their work and guest seminars and workshops for students.

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.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Duration of Residencies: variable

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • visual artists, designers, architects, curators, writers, composers
Type of organisation
  • Other

CEAC is an independant organisation. 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.

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

For more information about registration and financing options: E or W

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

see website

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition

see website

Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency


Urban, close to the sea

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English, Mandarin, Dutch
Other activities happening at the space
  • exhibitions, film/video festivals, concerts, lectures, workshops, excursions

How to reach

Nearest airport

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

Contact information

Chinese European Art Center
3rd Floor, Siming South Road 400,
361005 Xiamen City, Fujian Province

Phone: +86 (0) 13695046247/ 0086 592 2180850
Fax: 0086 592 2180850

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