Artist Residency Programme


The Artist Residency Programme at Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM) is dedicated to be a non-profit public platform to promote and support young emerging artists, as well as to foster greater interactions between China’s and the international art communities. Through the programme, a multifarious art environment will thus be created that gives rise to different international emerging artists to develop meaningful interactions and collaborations with one another. 
Located within the Beijing metropolis, the art museum also sits near the borders of hilly regions – an ideal location that offers an undisturbed ambiance for participating artists to devote their time and effort to the making of their art. Through this Residency Programme, we would like to see the involved artists’ careers and development break into new frontiers as a result of the fresh artistic inspirations gained. The Artist Residency Programme accepts applications from international visual artists and curators.
Paid by us
Accommodation and Studio
In order to meet the needs of the programme’s resident artist in his or her accommodation and work, IOAM will provide a space with two private bedrooms, one shared studio and living room.  
Assistant (Volunteer) 
International resident artists who have difficulties in the Chinese language can indicate their need for an assistant, in order to adapt to the life in Beijing quickly. The assistants of the Artist Residency Programme are selected from the museum’s volunteers and would have undergone interview in order to ensure that they meet a certain standard of language ability.   
Paid by Artist
Administrative fee $50 (US dollars) per person per week
Travelling expenses to and from Beijing
The materials fee for studio activities
Living expenses during the Residency period
Other expenses to be incurred during residency
We require artist hold at least one public event during residency.
English/ Mandarin Chinese
Now we only accept the 2015 Spring/Summer residency application. 
The 2015 Autumn/Winter residency will be open for application in March 2015.
Resident duration
2015 residency for Spring/Summer period is from Mar. 10th , 2015 to Aug. 31st , 2015.
IOAM accepts residency duration between 2 weeks to 2 months.
The deadline for 2015 Spring/Summer residency application is Nov. 30th, 2014. 
The selection committee will review all the applications and announce the results within one month after deadline.
How to apply?
Please refer to the instructions provided in the Artist Residency Programme Application Form  and complete the form carefully. Please attach your CV/Biography, Portfolio, a standard photo with your completed application form.
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Before you apply, please read Agreement of the Inside-Out Art Museum
The applications selection process is competitive. IOAM will send you a confirmation email once the complete application material has been received.  
Artists who are not accepted by the Residency Programme may apply again one year later by submitting a different set of art works and project proposal.
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Amy Lincoln
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Kurt J. Kemp
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Nicola Lopez
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