Red Gate Residency

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Red Gate Residency provides artists, curators, writers and academics with an opportunity to live and work in China. Red Gate has a number of fully self-contained apartments and studios available which are ready to use.

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 at the historic Ming Dynasty Watchtower including private dinners after the openings.

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation:

Red Gate was founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace who first came to China in 1986 to study Chinese language at the People’s University, Beijing. He then went on to study art history in 1990 – 91 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. In 1988 he began organizing exhibitions for young Chinese artists which eventually lead to the establishment of Red Gate Gallery at the Dongbianmen Watchtower. Since then Red Gate has been exhibiting up to eight solo shows per year, complimented by guest-curated exhibitions from China and overseas. The residency was started in 2001 when Brian purchased a space to begin hosting international artists.

Organisation founded in: 2001
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Mandarin
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    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
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Our program is managed on a not-for-profit basis under the care of Red Gate Gallery. Participants are expected to cover the costs of living, transportation, supplies, and accommodation while Red Gate provides all the necessary support to make your time here fruitful and enjoyable. Many of our residents attend with the help of funding they have received from their sending countries.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Beijing International Airport
    How to reach by plane: To Beijing International Terminal (T3). We will arrange for you to be met at the airport and transported to your studio.
    How to reach by train: From all corners of China, Vietnam and Central Europe to Beijing Station.
    How to reach by car: Not Applicable
    Street & Number: Beijing International P.O. Box 9039
    Postal Code: 100600
    City: Beijing
    Beijing International P.O. Box 9039
    Beijing 100600 CHN
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