Residency :: Introduction and History

Red Gate Residency is an international artists residency program providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China.
Our objective is to provide facilities for artists to easily start their projects and offer a community in which they can participate as much as they like.
As a member of
RES ARTIS, the International Association of Residential Arts Centers, we are committed to the promotion of multicultural arts dialogue within an immersion setting.
Red Gate assists all participants to connect with the art scene, meet local Chinese artists and to source art materials. We provide the necessary support and encouragement to help you get the most out of your stay here. We help get you settled, show you around, tell you where to buy the best Peking Duck, which part of the Great Wall not to go to, and where and when the latest openings are. All residents are invited to Red Gate Gallery events, including private dinners after the openings.
The Red Gate Care Package covers airport pickup, a welcome packet with everything from local maps, guide books, and a taxi guide, orientation, internet hook-up and local phone, as well as a welcome dinner for you to meet the other residents. In addition, we also keep all our residents up to date on gallery openings and other occasions. We are here for our residents regarding any concerns or needs that they may have during their stay.
The whole arts community in Beijing is very exciting. The welcoming and warmth of Chinese people in general. We got to see and experience parts of China that most tourists would never see. I actually had the time of my life and can't wait to come back again.
- Alison McDonald, Australia, Sculptor
Program Partners and Memberships
Red Gate Gallery is supporting the residency programs of  
Associação Cultural VideobrasilAsia New Zealand Foundation Arabian Wings,  Cultural Forum of AustriaChippendale Creative PrecinctCreative New Zealand, Davidoff Art Initiative Goethe-Institut China,  Khazanah Nasinal Berhad and Red Mansion Foundation.

In the past we have supported the
Australia-China Council,  Taipei Artist Village, and Ssamzie, Korea and are currently developing initiatives involving Singapore, Canada, the UK, Taiwan, Ireland and France.
Our program is managed on a not-for-profit basis by Red Gate Gallery. Though Red Gate covers the management and maintenance of all facilities, we are unable to cover the actual costs of renting or providing other forms of financial support, such as a stipend for living expenses, materials or airfare. As there is currently no funding available in China for initiatives like ours, participants are expected to cover the costs of living, studios, and accommodation whilst Red Gate provides all the necessary support to make your time here fruitful and enjoyable.
Residents come from overseas by funding themselves or seeking funding from arts organizations in their own country. We work with artists who can organize their own funds and or have received grants to cover their residency. In addition, we are partnered with multiple cultural organizations that have the interest and resources to send artists here. Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from relevant organizations in their own country. Once accepted, Red Gate will provide letters of support to assist with grant applications.
We ask that all applicants apply using our
NEW ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Please be sure to review this form in its entirity before beginning your application. Once you begin you will not be able to save, only submit.
The length of residencies range from 1 month to 6 months (we prefer to take bookings by the month). Applications are received on a rolling basis. Although at times we may have last minute space available, our facilities commonly fill six months in advance so we encourage an early application.
For program fees, preliminary enquiries, and application submissions please email the
Residency Program Director. In addition to a online submission of your application you may also mail us materials at the following address:
Red Gate Residency Beijing International Post Office, P. O. Box 100600 - 9039 Beijing, China 100600
Red Gate Residency Program has a number of available, ready to use, fully self-contained apartments and studio/lofts, offering residents accommodations in two unique locations in Beijing, China.
Click here to learn more about our available facilities.