TongLau Space

Aim –

TongLau Space is a new Artist Run association, to bring lively AIR program to Hong Kong and to create more choices and opportunities for artists from overseas.

AIR program in HK are mainly held by institutions, museums and art centres by invitation.Տ Limited space and high rent alway are issues in HK, it is hard to provide housing, workshop and exhibition space for short term overseas artist by art association and independence artist studio. However, we strongly believe that AIR program is not only good for Hong Kong, but also good for artist around the world.Տ We would like to try to create more opportunities for artist who are passionate in art,Տ cultural exchange and interested in exploring the culture of Hong Kong and making new art in Hong Kong. We welcome different status artists to join our program, such as experienced artists, fresh artists or art students from overseas.

Objectives of Residency Program-

to promote contemporary art in all its diverse forms within an international context,

to stimulate creativity through direct contact with urban and the city of Hog Kong,

to set up an exchange of ideas within various disciplines of contemporary art practice,

Each artist will have the opportunity to develop his/her project within a number of different artistic fields that we have co-ordinate with different fields of art workshop. Such as

Visual Arts painting, drawing, photography, installation art, sculpture, etc.

Shared studio space to enhance residency artist to exchange and discussion

Cultural exchange and sharing of ideas in contemporary art with local as well as international artists.

It can help organize exhibitions and opening receptions, and promote them to the public. (Free for residency artists who stay 2 months or more)

4 artists at one time

Duration of residencies – one to three months


Residency Programme since: 2018
Description of Organisation: TongLau Space is an art association set up in 2018

A space for multi functions:

Art workshop – Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Textile Art, Flower Art, Chinese Ink etc


Artist In Residency

Others – Artist talk, Movie Night, Screening etc.

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Mandarin
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): Program Fees us$1,800 per month (count 28days) Costs cover – share bedroom and studio space, advise and administration support.
    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): 10% program fees off for Art Student
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Hong Kong International Airport Chep Lap Kok
    Nearest Train Station: Mong Kok East Railway Station
    How to reach by plane: Transportation from Chep Lap Kok AirportTrainTake the Airport Express train from the platform which is inside the arrivals area of the airport. It is a fast train all the way to Central but you should get off at Kowloon Station. Outside the station find the green minibus station and take number 74. Get off outside the Queen Elizabeth School and you are just two minutes walk from the flower market.BusAlternatively try the bus number E21 and get off at the Mong Kok police station. Continue walking along the road half a block until you can turn right into Prince Edward road. Then follow the walking instructions as per the MTR section above.
    How to reach by train: Transportation from Mainland ChinaTrainGet off at Mong KoK East Station and you are just eight minutes walk from the flower market
    Street & Number: 2/F 48 Flower Market Road, Kowloon
    Postal Code: nil
    City: Hong Kong
    Country long: Hong-Kong
    2/F 48 Flower Market Road, Kowloon
    Hong Kong nil Hong-Kong
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