English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Paid by host 
  • Accommodation and studio.
  • Assistant: International resident artists who have difficulties in the Chinese language can indicate their need for an assistant. The assistants are unpaid and come from museum’s volunteers.


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 such as visa and health insurance.
Application guidelines 

Download the Artist Residency Programme Application FormPlease refer to the instructions provided in the application form and complete the form carefully. Please attach your CV/Biography, Portfolio, a standard photo with your completed application form. Email address:

Before you apply, please read Inside-Out Art Museum Artist Residency AgreementThe 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.

For further enquiries, you can check the Frequently Asked Questions.


Inside-Out Art Museum

Inside-Out Art Museum

Artist Residency Programme in IOAM


The artist residency program 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.

They accept applications from both visual artists and curators in China as well as from abroad. Located in hte outskirts of the Beijing metropolis, the art museum 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 program, they 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 in asked to cooperate with Inside-Out for its promotional arrangement of the exhibition, and activities of social and public education. They require artist hold at least one public event during residency.

Accommodation Information 

Two private bedrooms and a shared living room for resident artists. As part of the residency, there will also be basic furniture and household appliances provided for the artists’ use. Resident artists can also make use of the kitchen and the utensils for their own convenience.

Studio Information 

Shared studio for 1-2 artists.


Located in Haidian District, a suburban district of the municipality of Beijing. It lies towards the northwestern part of the urban core.

Nearest Bus Stop: Xipingzhuang Stop (BUS 498, 505, 992, 347, Yuntong101)

Inside-Out Art Colony,
Xingshikou Road, Haidian District,
Beijing Shi 100195

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