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In-situ Summer and Fall 2018 Partially-Funded Artist Residency Open Call (July-November)

insitu artist residency open call

Open Call

In-situ aims to support international emerging and mid-career artists and designers whose practice can benefit from spending time in Hong Kong. Applicants from all art and design backgrounds and any nationalities are welcome to apply. Academic, scholars, and curators may apply however In-situ is primarily a studio-based residency. For the Summer and Fall (July-November) 2018 partially-funded residency, there is no program fee and each residency length is one month long. This is a studio-only program so we do not provide accommodation however we can make recommendations and help organize affordable housing in the neighborhood once accepted.


In-situ is latin for “in place". Our mission is to support creatives so that they can explore Hong Kong and come up with new ideas after spending time here, "in place". We are less focused on final outcomes, instead, we encourage rigorous experimentation and exploration to develop new ways of thinking or making. We also don’t ask for detailed proposals or project schedules during the application process because we believe projects and ideas should be informed by spending time here.

Hong Kong Artist Residency

In-situ is based in the energetic metropolis of Hong Kong. Known for its iconic skyscrapers and fast-paced lifestyle, Hong Kong is a modern international city that is still deeply rooted in its Chinese cultural heritage. As a top travel destination in Asia, Hong Kong is a very easy city for international visitors to explore given its world-class public transit system, walkability, and wide use of English.​ As an influential art hub in the Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong hosts the Art Basel art fair, many prominent art galleries, and the M+ Museum. We regularly organize artist talks, open studios, introductions to local artists and art professionals, and keep residents updated with the latest gallery openings and cultural events.

Program Fee

No program fee.


Each residency is 1 month long. (Full calendar months beginning on the 1st of every month).

Number of Participants

1-2 per month.

Artist Residency Support

  • 24/7 access to co-working space and communal wood shop

  • Organization and promotion of Artist Talk and Open Studios

  • Exposure of resident’s work to wider audience

  • Advice on production and material sourcing.

  • A network of local artists and art professionals

  • Information about latest gallery openings and events.

  • Customised gallery tours

  • Documenting and promoting resident activity via social media and website.

  • Orientation to neighbourhood

  • Advice on things to do in Hong Kong

Residents Are Responsible For

  • Cost of production, daily living, flights, and accommodation.

  • Dedicated project assistant and translation services, if necessary.


Within a shared space with other local creatives, In-situ residents will have 24/7 access to the studio, common areas, pantry, and a well-equipped woodshop. The woodshop has power tools such as a band saw, chop saw, planer, various hand tools, drills, and a CNC machine. There is fast WIFI found throughout the studio and a projector available. The common area is flexible – it can be used to host events such as artist talks and performances. In the immediate neighbourhood, there is an assortment of welders, woodworkers, sign makers and other craftsmen. Placed across the city are distinct areas where suppliers of a particular material congregate, for example, one area for zippers, one for electronics, flowers, Chinese herbs, etc., each of which is fascinating and worth exploring

Expectation from Residents

Residents are highly encouraged to give an artist’s talk at the beginning of their residency to introduce their artistic practice and conclude their time at In-situ with an Open Studio to showcase their research and work

For More Info

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