English, French, Vietnamese
Up to 3 months
Paid by artist:

Costs for spring 2020 are calculated on the base of 290USD per month per person. The residency fees go towards basic structural costs. With this the organizers are then able to supply:

  • Accommodation with private room, shared kitchen & bathroom
  • Transfer to & from the airport or Hanoi main station
  • Access to studio space, materials & resources, pre-defined & agreed upon before arrival
  • Administrative, travel & production assistance
  • Exhibition, presentation & networking opportunities
  • Documentation & research resources
  • Regular house-cleaning services
  • Internet connection

At extra (minimal) cost:

  • Cooking services
  • Motorbike rental
  • Translation services (if exceeding residency assistants capacities)

The artist must cover travel to Hanoi, insurance and specialized materials.

Application guidelines:

Application guidelines. There is a 5USD application fee.

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Facilitating cultural exchanges between artists and art professionals to promote knowledge-sharing and sustainable practice. live.make.share is an artist-in-residence and exchange program developed from Hanoi, Vietnam. They focus on the development of international and inter-regional relations by facilitating mobility opportunities for local practitioners as well as welcoming foreign artists and art managers to their living and working spaces.

The program focuses on three main objectives; creating an environment for professional, personal and community development, assisting the production of artistic projects and encouraging the exchange of knowledge. Their vision is to facilitate the dissemination of Vietnamese culture whilst nourishing the creative ecology with exterior knowledge, allowing for new perspectives globally. The program concerns contemporary artists, cultural organisers, writers & researchers.


Artists are expected to participate in at least one public event. This can be in any format.

Studio Information

The main residency space is in the region of Bac Ninh, in the Hien Van village, north-east of Hanoi. Residents have access to three main buildings:

  • The Zolinh House, a traditional style Vietnamese house is used for accomodation.
  • The Factory, is a 1000m2 production space & the main studio of Hien Van Ceramics. The studio produces ceramics inspired by Vietnamese design from the 11th century, including Ly, Tran, Le & Mac dynasties to produce contemporary works for households or bespoke architecture projects.
  • The museum, is a double story exhibition space destined to become a gallery of traditional painting though is currently used as a large open space studio. The space is equipped with basic art production materials and can be arranged however the artist needs.


Accommodation Information

Shared accommodation is provided to all non-local artists (and their families upon application and within capacity) in the residency complex in the village of Hien Van. The Zolinh House, a traditional style Vietnamese house that can easily accommodate up to 6 people & also includes small working spaces & a wide garden area.
The accommodation consists of; private bedroom, bathroom, wifi connection and equipped kitchen. The house is cleaned once a week and there is a cook who is able to provide lunch and dinner for a minimal fee.

Technical Information

Open studios, basic visual arts materials, fully equipped ceramic studio.

Contact information

Hien Van
Bac Ninh

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