OCAT International Art Residency
The Nature and Objective of
OCAT International Art
OCAT International Art Residency is one the important programs of OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT). In each year, OCAT invites five young and experimental artists, critics and curators from the visual arts area for residency in OCAT’s studios, and provides certain allowance, equipment and PR service to support their art practice and research during their residency. The program aims to create a dynamic platform for multi-disciplinary exchange, synthesize international cultural sources and contribute to the construction and development of Chinese contemporary art system, further to make OCAT an international standard contemporary art organization.
Information About International Art Residency
Type of Studios
OCAT has five studios. Typical of OCAT’s residence is a 130 sqm space consisting of a large upstairs bedroom/living area and a downstairs workspace.
Each residency is self-contained with furniture, phone, ADSL Internet connection, hot water, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, and cooking facilities. Weekly cleaning is included.
Disciplines and Media
August15--Nov15 of each year. The recipient should arrive in residence on time and also should stay in residence for three months according to our regulation.
Grants for Recipients
Cover the round-trip travel (economy fare) expenses between the Recipients’ permanent place of residence and Shenzhen.
Health and life insurance for the recipient during the residency.
The sum of three thousand Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of living (meals, traffic, communication and etc.) during the residency.
The sum of one thousand Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient for the cost of materials and researching works during the residency.
(For group application, we supply above items according to personal standard)
Expenses Paid by Recipients
Cover any cost incurred outside of the commitments made by OCAT and stated above. Recipients can apply for foundation from their own country and OCAT can supply the reference letter.
Responsibility of Recipients
Achieve the project you mentioned in your proposal.
Open your studio from time to time, make lectures, and communicate with the local public, artists and art organizations.
Show your art work or research work achieved during your residency in the form of exhibition, academic lecture or research paper. This maynot as responsibility, but just for the recipients who will to do, and also it should be lied on the coordination with OCAT.
Put in a report to summarize your residency experience.
Please supply following materials:
1.A completed application form (Please send email to [email protected]
to ask for the form).
2.(1) To artists:
One page of latest resume, including your educational background, important personal and group exhibitions, awards and articles or publications about your art work.
(2)To critics or curators:
One page of latest resume, including your educational background,research achievement or curatorial experience and awards.
3. (1)To artists:
The photos or discs of your art work (jpg.). Please clearly indicate the title, media,size and time of them. Also one or two articles or publications about your work.
(2)To critics or curators:
Critics please supply one or two research papers published on normal publications. Curators please supply at least two catalogues or publications of the exhibitions you curated.
4. A proposal concisely describe your application objective and your project.
5. The subject and brief introduction of the speech you will make during your residency.
(For group application, please complete 1,2 in personal form and 3,4,5 in
group form )
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal
En Ping Road
Overseas Chinese Town
Shenzhen, 518053, P.R.China
PS: Uncompleted application will not be dealt with. Please clearly indicate your name on your materials. All the materials sent by applicants are kept in the archives of OCAT and will not be sent back.
The application deadline of 2008 is April30. Applicants are encouraged to send
their completed application package well ahead of time.
All the applicants will be informed by email of the result in May,2008.