The Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) Artist-in-Residence Program announces an upcoming Open Call for periods start from March 23, 2020 for residency in the city Xiamen, southeast of China.
The Chinese European Art Cente (CEAC) was founded as a joint venture with the Xiamen University Art College in 1999. The foundation has been initiated by Mrs. Ineke Gudmundsson from the Netherlands with the cooperation of Prof. Qin Jian from the Xiamen University Art College.
The Art Center is located in a very nice and old neighbourhood called Siming District in Xiamen and with many different small restaurants and a shopping center for small shops, markets and pubs near by the Nanputuo temple and Xiamen University. The exhibition space has an area of about 70 square meters. At this simple while carefully-planned place, art pieces are displayed, including sculptures and graphic works. The CEAC exhibition calendar consists of ten to twelve exhibitions annually from invited artists/residents with supplementary programs such as lecture, workshop, festival and outdoor film. And since 2010 large group exhibitions have been held in Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Quanzhou and in Djupivogur, Iceland.
The CEAC artists-in-residence program gives artists, designers, architects, curators, writers, composers a place where they can develop ideas, experiment and produce new work. The CEAC advises artists on how to produce their work outside their studio and shares with them a large network of local artists, companies and work sites to enable them to implement their projects in the best possible way.
The CEAC stimulates a cultural and intellectual exchange between residents, local artists and students of Xiamen University. Residents can be invited to give lectures or presentations about their work and guest seminars and workshops for students.
Duration of residency
Starting from March 23 till June 22, 2020
The apartments/studios (for two persons or a family) are furnished and fully equipped for living and working, including air co, washing machine, telephone, internet, tv and dvd player.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Artists from all the different disciplines are welcome to apply for the program.
Studio / Workspace
An individual and fully equipped apartment (between 95 and 120 square meters) which has sleeping room, bathroom, kitchen and one big living room is used as a studio.
Fees and support
The CEAC is a non – profit organization and is not being subsidised for the Artist in Residence Program. Therefore there is a residency fee 10000 RMB/month requires to be covered by the residents. CEAC provides studio space, living and working accommodation, advice and assistance.
Extra costs of individual technical assistance and making a presentation at the conclusion of the residence depend on individual wishes, but are normally inexpensive.
Expectations towards the artist
At the conclusion of their residence, artists are invited to present their research project and new work at the Art Center. The CEAC can also help mediate presentation spots in other cities in China and, for those who like to travel, CEAC offers travel advice and assistance.