Ailleurs Reisdency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Ailleurs Museum is one of the historic buildings in Shenyang. The word “Ailleurs” is a French word for “Elsewhere”. As the former site of Fengtian British American Tobacco Company, located on No.64-8 Xiaoxi Road, Shenhe District. In keeping with the protection of these historic buildings, Ailleurs function as a cultural and artistic space opened quietly to the public on the ninetieth anniversary of the building\'s completion. Together our team has restored the historic appearance and continue to upkeep the integrity of the authentic structure.

Ailleurs Museum team curates a variety of cultural and art events, provides a high-quality exhibition experience, host international artist residency programme, Art Salon, Children’s Art workshop and Traditional Chinese Tea Arts workshop. Our team also provides Art investment consultant and brand design service.

Ailleurs Museum is also a resource sharing platform, we are partnered with Profoto, British Bespoke Tailors, Shenyang Taifeng clocks and watches promoting both local culture and internationally renowned artists by leading cultural and artistic education concepts into Shenyang.

Brief description of residency program

Ailleurs Residency is an international artist-in-residence program founded by Ailleurs Museum in Shenyang, China. After Forty years of reform and opening-up, while the economy is transforming, the urbanization has caused Shenyang to lose a lot of factories and old houses. Ailleurs museum plays as one of the forces in which to protect cultural and industrial remains and we hope to reshape Shenyang culture with industrial civilization.

Our Shenhe Site is located at the very centre part of Shenyang City. The apartment faced The Mukden Palace (Imperial Palace), with almost 1 minute of access to the most lively commercial street (Zong Jie), shopping malls, restaurants and metro station, 10 mins walk to Ailleurs Museum. On Tiexi Site is Fengtian Factory on Beiyi Road located at the west town, the factory is now transforming into a Culture District.

We aim to support artists, writer, curator, designers in their emerging/mid-career state can benefit from the industrial site and historical heritage. Applicants from all nationalities, any art or design background are welcome to apply.

To know more about Shenyang´s history, check on the award-winning documentary Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks direct by Chinese director Wang Bing.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Film Studio
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

Shenyang North Station

By plane

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

By car

Xiaoxi Road 64-8

Nearest airport

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport

Contact information

Ailleurs Reisdency
64-8 Xiaoxi Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province
110014 Shenyang

Phone: + 86 18524474116

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