General information

Brief description of organisation

The Hellotree Studio is founded in Beijing 2016 by two graduates of Glasgow School of Art who are passionate about developing new models in building connections between art and mass public in China. And now Hellotree has the strategic collaborations with China’s most representative art organisations and art educators (e.g.. Inter Art Center Beijing, Platform China, VA International Art Education Group).

Based in China’s western city of Chengdu, Hellotree Artist Residency is dedicated to contributing the communication between international artist and local cultural groups. The co-founders are experienced in curatorial programmes and have a broadened human resources in the local art market and fine art institutions.

Hellotree also provides supportive products for international art educational projects and curating of public art events.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

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 customised travelling experiences.

During the one-month-in-residence there will be a group of 2-3 artists, each artist will be provided with 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 road-trip to the eastern Tibetan regions that led by the organiser 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 travelling 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.

Disciplines and media
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


OtherUrban based with customised road-trip programme

  • Internet Connection
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Film Studio
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Mandarin
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation

How to reach

By train

Various High-Speed train routes connect Chengdu with other major cities, highly recommended if travels from a city no further than 1200 km.

By plane

The Chengdu Shuangliu Airport is the largest and busiest airport in western China, it connects the city to other world\'s major cities via numerous direct flight route.

Nearest airport

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

Contact information

No. 1401 Xiangyue Cheng, Gaoxin district
610041 Chengdu


Phone: 008618811742348

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