At the moment, A4 Art Museum provide a round-trip plane ticket, accommodations, studio, material fees (CNY10000), different kinds of salons and sharing sessions and other opportunities; the specifics are determined by the project of the artist and the yearly schedule of projects and events of the museum. In terms of the expenses which are covered by the artist, these change from year to year.
Living expenses, visa fees, personal expenses, and successful eligible artist need to provide the invoicing of travel insurance in the residency period.
Applicants should provide:
Upon completion, please send it to Luxelakes•A4 Art Museum official email at: [email protected] with the title as: A4 Artist in Residence International Exchange Program.
Since the project was formally initiated in April 2011, the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum’s Artist in Residence International Exchange Program (ARIE) has given many artists, curators, and designers from China and abroad the opportunity to interact with one another. It has also encouraged innovative artists and artist groups engaging with fresh ideas and unique artistic research to carry out participatory projects that intervene in the community or city. The residency’s focus on local production, exchange, and exhibition strengthen cultural exchange and academic dialogue between the artists and their surroundings. Based in the local community and the city, the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum provides effective and professional scholarly support and coordinates a rich array of events and experiences during the residency, making it possible for participants to expand, diversify, and deepen their artistic practices.
In 2019, the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum welcomed the construction of the international artist-in-residence base and the ability to use more of the surrounding public spaces and outdoor areas. The program has expanded from the base into artist exhibitions, public art programs, cultural events, regional interactions, and sites of coexistence, thereby establishing broad interaction and cooperation with surrounding neighborhoods and businesses and connecting different groups and institutions. In this way, the LUXELAKES·A4 Art Museum has created a culture and art program focused on communication and interaction with the public, set against the cultural forms and structures of a new city area, and working in experimental and specialized ways.
At present, the ARIE Program is divided into four distinct sections: invitational residencies, two-way city residency exchanges, open applications for international and domestic artists, and residencies specifically for public art projects. The ARIE residencies are concentrated between May and the following January, and the program can accommodate 10-11 artists at a time. The ARIE Program space is located in the LUXELAKES Eco-City, which is home to twelve independent artist studios, two public event areas, and one 1230-square-meter exhibition space. There are also eleven apartments in the city for resident artists to use.
The artists must finish their work before the end of the residency period in order to participate in the sharing sessions organized by the museum, the talks, salons and other activities. If the works are completed in time and A4 have enough budget and exhibition space, the organizers will think about realizing an exhibition.
They currently have 3 apartments that can accommodate 11 artists at a time. An apartment consists of three or four individual rooms, the biggest of which is equipped with a bathroom. The entire apartment shares a kitchen, a meeting room, a balcony, and two bathrooms.
The ARIE Program space is located in the LUXELAKES Eco-City, which is home to twelve independent artist studios, two public event areas, and one 1230-square-meter exhibition space. There are also eleven apartments in the city for resident artists to use.
The museum has over 3,500 sqm of space including three floors of independent exhibition space, and 1500 linear square meters of exhibition space, including working areas and functional spaces: a public library, an academic lecture hall, multi-purpose performance hall, children's educational center, residency studios, gift store, cafe, professional art storage area.