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Trans’ Art International

2020 Artist Residency Program

    Founded in Paris, France, Trans’ Art International will start from Chengdu to interconnect the development of art and culture across the world. With strong inclusiveness, Chengdu perfectly integrates traditional and contemporary elements together; it is also a major carrier of Bashu Culture which featuring unique designs and craftsmanship, shines among Chinese traditional cultures.

  Artist Residency Program is officially launched in 2008, with a commitment to making an international, diverse and creative residency program.

   In 2020, Trans’ Art International continue to dig into indigenous culture and will utilize Chengdu elements, Bashu Culture, traditional art and other media to develop the residency program and promote the diversity of art and culture in Chengdu and other regions.

   Applicants can refer to Bashu culture and traditional Chinese handicrafts, or choose any kind of Bashu or traditional elements, patterns, historical stories, craftsmanship and etc. for using them in the art creation without limitation of creation forms. Trans’ Art International will select the residency project plans submitted by applicants and then provide the selected ones with related academic support and opportunity for exhibition and exchanges.

Description of residency program

(1)  Residence Duration     

Minimum 7 days (based on the specific project plan )

(2)  Disciplines

Open to artists, art amateurs, designers, art students or groups, or craftsman from various disciplinesall over the world.

(3)    Support from Trans’ Art International

1)  Studio/ workspace

Private or shared studios/work space is provided with basic art materials and other materials can be financed according to the artist’s project within a limited budget.

2)  Accommodation

a.  Private or shared bedrooms are furnished and equipped. The air conditioning, bathroom, washing machine and wi-fi I

nternet and basic necessities are included.

b.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at a regular time in residence. Any special requirements should be negotiated in adv


c.  Trans’ Art International is only responsible for the accommodation within the residence

3)  Technical assistance

If any kind of technical assistance is needed according to the artists’ residency project, the artist can negotiate with Trans’ Art International in advance.

4)   Exhibition and promotion

a.Trans’ Art International will build web-pages in both Chinese and English for artists’ promotion in China.

b.Trans’ Art International has the right to use applicants’ documents (including applicants’ portraits and CVs), artworks (including audios, videos, images, and texts) for related online and off-line promotion activities.

c.Artists will have opportunities to open workshops according to the residency plan.

d.Artists will have chances to participate in annual group exhibition, salons, lectures, seminars, and other related exchanges according to the artworks’ style.

5)  Cooperation

Both long-term and short-term cooperation in different forms is on the table.

More details, please e-mail us.

(4)    Expectation for artists

1)  Studio/ workspace and accommodation

Participating artists should take the responsibility for ensuring the bedroom is without damage, as well as the studios or workspace.

2)  Exhibition and promotion

a.  Before and during residency, participating artists should offer related information to Trans’ Art International for related publicity and promotion.

b.  Artists should take part in studio interaction, academic discussions, salons, lectures or related educational exchanges that are organized by Trans’ Art International

3)  Donation

a.  With the artist’s consent, a piece of work or works created before or during the residency will be donated to Trans’ Art International Artist Residency Program after selection and negotiation between both parties.

b.  Trans’ Art International will offer artists the Certificate of Collection when received the donation and exhibited the donated artwork on occasions after the residency.

c.   Donation rules are as follows(changes are allowable and based on artworks.):
        Painting  7 days residency: 1 piece (50x80cm)

                        14 days residency: 2 pieces (50x60cm) or 1 piece (100X100cm ).


                        A representative previous artwork (50X60cm min.).

                       10 photographs created during residency (Trans’ Art International and artists own

                        the copyright together)

        Other artworks(such as sculpture, installation art, design, new media, drama)

                        Communication and negotiation with each other on the basis of the program and

                        artists’ residency plan.

d.  Artworks (except works donated to Trans’ art International Artist Residency Program) created during the residency are owned by applicants themselves and whose related expenses of transportation shall be paid by themselves.

4)  Costs

a.  The cost of transportation to and from the residence is artists’ responsibility.

b. Any personal expenses incurred during the residency, including medical expenses, are of responsibility of the artist.

5)  After confirming the residency qualification

Applicants shall sign a residency contract to get the invitation letter for their visa and then formally email their own consulate in Chengdu to apply for media support and project support in order to give more help to Trans’ Art International Artist Residency Program.

(5)  How to apply

Applicants should provide:

1)  Latest CV and personal contact information

      Files should be titled as: Smith John’s resume

2)  Collections of representative works’ images (10 max) with introductions (500 words max.):

a.  Displaying applicants’ artistic features and personal styles and thoughts.

b.  Documents must be sent in MP3, MP4, JPG or Word format.

c.  Images files should be titled as:

         Name of the artist and the work, category/ material, size, and creation year.

           Example: John, SNOW, painting,60 x 60,2018

d.  Image resolution :2 MB (min.)

3)  Project plan

   It refers to applicants’ creation plan which should be made by applicants first, containing overall arrangements and requirements such as time and space during the residency. Applicants can make specific changes in their plans to fit in Trans’ Art International’s,projects and make proposals about exhibitions of their works, salons, lectures or exchanges. Then after confirming the final plan, Trans’ art International and applicants will negotiate for extra arrangements.

4)  The Residency Application Form

     Please download and fill out it in our official website:

5)  All documentations must be in English.

     Upon preparation, please send documents to the official email at: with the title as application for Trans’ Art International Artist Residency Program.

(6)   Criteria

     Prospective applicants will be selected by Trans’ Art International committee based on their body of work, CV and proposal for the residency program. The committee will take into consideration the excellence of the proposal in relation to innovation and artistic experimentation.


(7) Notice

1)  Please do not send the original works or any other valuable documents to Trans’ Art International without consultation, or related materials will not be sent back.

2)   Documentations and materials applicants provided must be correct and authentic. Artists should take legitimate responsibilities for information they provided.

3)   Please follow the rules to submit materials for getting the residency opportunity quicker.

(8) Contact

For any questions about Trans’Art International Artist Residency Program, please contact us: