Points Center for Contemporary Art

Points provide international artists with Chinese cultural knowledge and content in the field, finalizing the international art exchange, through arranging local cultural experiences and the spread of cultural knowledge, involve local culture in internationalized artistic creation.

We want to upgrade cultural and artistic industries in Jinxi and even Suzhou, especially the developmental direction of non-profit organizations, also serve local people to provide more energy for local cultural undertakings through the project’s multi-faceted display forms intervene in the local people’s life and interact with them to create both contemporary and traditional integration in the cultural atmosphere.

During the residency, the artist needs to carry out a corresponding cultural investigation, art lecture, sharing session or exhibition, or activities for Points to help to show the results of that creative stage.

Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

Points Center for Contemporary Art, founded in 2017, is devoted to the creation, recording, and promotion of contemporary art and culture. Main projects include the artists’ residencies, the construction of an archival database, exhibitions, and public education activities. The center advocates “life within art, supporting the life and creation of global artists in this center and forming a connection with local culture. We espouse contemporary artistic vision and explosive creative power in order to stimulate globalized contemporary creation. Points devotes itself to providing high-quality conditions for art creators, and to create an environment and platform for the public to interact with contemporary art.

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Mandarin
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Woodworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Publication
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Street & Number: No.1, Wutong Xifeng Yuan, Jinxi Ancient Town
    Postal Code: 215300
    City: Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province
    No.1, Wutong Xifeng Yuan, Jinxi Ancient Town
    Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province 215300 CHN
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