English, Mandarin, Cantonese
1-3 months studio program (1-2 week research-only program)
Paid by host:

In-situ artist residency program provides:

  • 24/7 access to art studio
  • Organization and promotion of Artist Talk and Open Studios
  • Exposure of resident’s work to wider audience
  • Advice on production and material sourcing.
  • A network of local artists and art professionals
  • Information about latest gallery openings and events.
  • Customised gallery tours
  • Documenting and promoting resident activity via social media and website.
  • Orientation to neighbourhood
  • Advice on things to do in Hong Kong

In-situ has financial aid for self-funded artists.

Paid by artist:

Cost of materials, daily living, flights, and accommodation.

Application guidelines:

Applications are accepted through regular open calls four to six months in advance. However, feel free to inquire about the residency availability at any time. Selection is based on visual works only (images, videos, websites/interactive), all other forms of media such as creative/fiction writing and audio will only be considered as supplementary. Be prepared to write in one or two paragraphs what ideas/materials are you interested in exploring while you are in Hong Kong and what you would like to get out of the program.)

In-situ aims to support international emerging and mid-career artists and designers whose practice can benefit from spending time in Hong Kong. Applicants from all art and design backgrounds and any nationalities are welcome to apply. Academic, scholars, and curators may apply however In-situ is primarily a studio-based residency.

Online application, no fee.


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In-situ Residency

In-situ Residency

In-situ: Hong Kong Artist Residency

In-situ is Latin for “in place”. The organization is a multidisciplinary artist residency for creatives who want to explore Hong Kong and its culture “in place”. In-situ is less focused on final outcomes, and instead, encourage rigorous experimentation and exploration to develop new ways of thinking or making. The program also does not ask for detailed proposals or project schedules during the application process because projects and ideas is believed to be more about the time spent at the residency. This is why longer residency periods of two to three months are encouraged.

As an influential art hub in the Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong hosts the Art Basel art fair, many prominent art galleries, and the M+ Museum. Residents will have access to a private studio within a supportive creative community and a robust communal woodshop. Artist talks, open studios, introductions to local artists and art professionals are regularly organized, and residents are kept updated with the latest gallery openings and cultural events.

  • Residents are highly encouraged to give an artist’s talk at the beginning of their residency to introduce their artistic practice and conclude their time at In-situ with an Open Studio to showcase their research and work. All works and copyright created at the residency will belong to the creator.

  • Residency staff are here as facilitators and we would be happy to guide you in the right direction however we cannot become directly involved as research and project assistants. Residents are expected to be able to create work, travel, and live self-sufficiently and be in good physical health and mental condition.

  • Resident are expected to leave the studio the same way they found it including shipping their work back home unless arrangements have been made with residency staff.

Studio Information

In-situ residents will have 24/7 access to a large 2000 sq/ft shared studio which includes dedicated work areas, a communal conference desk, lounge area, toilets, and a basic pantry for cooking. There is fast WIFI found throughout the studio and a projector available. Four residents at once can be hosted.

Accommodation Information

In-situ is primarily a studio program and currently does not offer accommodation however resources to help artists find accommodation in the area are provided.


In-situ is based in the energetic metropolis of Hong Kong. Known for its iconic skyscrapers and fast-paced lifestyle, Hong Kong is a modern international city that is still deeply rooted in its Chinese cultural heritage. As a top travel destination in Asia, Hong Kong is a very easy city for international visitors to explore given its world-class public transit system, walkability, and wide use of English.

In-situ is strategically located in To Kwa Wan, Kowloon which is in the heart of Hong Kong. To Kwa Wan is a lively residential neighbourhood with a few industrial buildings lining the waterfront. This offers residents ample studio space in which to work while being immediately surrounded by traditional aspects of daily life.

Contact information

15 Yuk Yat Street
Shun Wai Industrial Building 9/F unit c
To Kwa Wan
Hong Kong,

john [at]