Int’l Call to Artists: Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing

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Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre



Three Shadows Photography Art Centre is the leading art space in China dedicated to photography. We invite artists to come live and work inside our Ai Weiwei-designed grounds in Beijing’s Caochangdi Art District. Residents are encouraged to design a unique program for their stay—this could mean designing new commissions, collaborating with other artists in Beijing, or teaching workshops in the area.

Eligible Applicants

Although the AIR program is primarily tailored to photographers, Three Shadows also might consider artists working in other media as well as researchers and curators interested in living and working in China. Applicants from anywhere in the world are welcome.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a short form detailing their basic information and their requested accommodation along with a CV, a portfolio, a plan for their stay, a letter of recommendation, and any other materials they think pertinent.

Accommodations are available from March to November 2018. Duration of stay is flexible.


Three Shadows offers artists three different kinds of living quarters—all of varying size and price. Every room has AC, a bathroom, and free wireless Internet, and artists have access to a common artist-in-residence kitchen and a laundry room, as well as a host of facilities at Three Shadows.

The size of the entire Three Shadows complex is 2,500 square meters. It contains an exhibition hall, a courtyard, a cafe, a bookstore, a multi-purpose room for lectures or seminars, a commercial gallery, and a state-of-the-art professional publishing house.

Program Fees

Three Shadows offers three accommodation options.

35 square meter studio (large bedroom, private bathroom): 2,650RMB/week  (~ $500 CDN)

65 square meter studio (large bedroom, private bathroom, balcony): 3,780RMB/week (~$735 CDN)

70 square meter studio (private bathroom, living room): 3,780RMB/week

Fees include electricity, water, heating, local phone calls, wireless Internet access, and a comprehensive orientation about Beijing.

Artists who stay for more than a month will receive a 20% discount.

Additional Information

Please submit applications at least three months before your anticipated arrival.

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