DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR)  is a multi-dimensional art research and exchange platform with “contemporary”, “experimental”, “locality” and “publicity”. DAC is committed to materializing the symbiosis of art and society, facing the local social scene and cultural background under the context of the current era of international contemporary art environment to carry out cross-disciplinary, cross-media and interdisciplinary integration through researches on theoretical practices with open, innovative and experimental mindset.


DAC continuously recruits and invites artists, curators, designers and other professionals from all over the world to Artists In Residency and provide months of local residence and works presentation opportunities. DAC help all kinds of professionals carry out theoretical research in locality and practices in creation on this platform, exerting their creativity with freedom. To this end, we also channel resources from various fields and leverage reasonable social cooperation and resources to materialize the social effect of art, the revitalization of the region and the symbiosis with joint efforts. 


At present, the 2019 “Regular Residence Program” and the “Young Artists Residency Program” are open to application.



Program 1: Regular Residence Program


Recruitment target: contemporary art and culture practice and researcher such as artists, curator and designers etc. from home and abroad. Research direction and creative media are not limited.

Recruitment time: application open throughout the year, and the resident time is agreed upon between DAC and the artist.

Resident period: one to six months which is agreed upon between DAC and the artist.


Residence fee : 

Residence fee is composed of Basic and Monthly which is calculated in following formula: Basic+Monthly*Resident Month.

· As for artists with third party support (sponsorship or aid), Basic is 400 Euro, Monthly is 400 Euro;

· As for artists without third party support (sponsorship or aid), Basic is 200 Euro, Monthly 200 Euro;

 [ Example: Artists with support residing for four months: 400€ (basic)+400€(monthly)*4=2000€, 

Artists without support residing for two months should pay: 200€ (basic)+200€(monthly)*2=600€]


The residence fee covers:

“Basic”:

· Round-trip transfer from airport or train station to Dimension Art Center;

· The use of professional exhibition halls and exchange meeting rooms and related equipment;

· Services such as resident results exhibition planning, academic supporting;

· Exhibition execution assistance services, including exhibition room layout and restoration assistance, exhibition propaganda, reception etc. No assistance to creation of art works is provided. 


“Monthly”:

· A 30-square-meter, 24-hour service and a studio with a living room that is equipped with daily facilities as air conditioning, wardrobes.

· Use of photography, wood, clothing, dyeing and fabric and music studio facilities with professional support;

· Use of public living facilities such as public kitchens, laundry rooms, shower rooms, etc.;

· Possibility to invite DAC art directors, academic advisors, and institutional curators to visit the studio for academic exchanges;

· Proper amount of translation and living assistance is provided by DAC staff.



Program 2: Young Artists Residency Program


Dimension Art Center is a non-profit art institution. The operating costs of the organization come from the donations of various sectors of the community and the benefits from professional research and participation in social services. From 2014 to now, due to the continuous efforts of DAC in the development of regional art cultivation, it has gained more support from all sectors of society, making it possible to open a youth artist residency program this year. In order to promote the development of regional art culture and realize social value of public welfare, we are more inclined to have a resident plan of cultural locality, social publicity and public interaction.


Recruitment target: young artists from home and abroad under the age of 30 without any third-party support. Creative media is not limited but creative direction should be in accordance with the theme of this residency program.

Recruitment time: application open throughout the year, and the resident time is agreed upon between DAC and the artist.

Resident period: two to six months which is agreed upon between DAC and the artist.


Residence fee: DAC offers free residency opportunity without any associated fees.


DAC Offers:

· A 30-square-meter, 24-hour service and a studio with a living room that is equipped with daily facilities as air conditioning, wardrobes.

· Use of photography, wood, clothing, dyeing and fabric and music studio facilities with professional support;

· Use of public living facilities such as public kitchens, laundry rooms, shower rooms, etc.;

· The use of professional exhibition halls and exchange meeting rooms and related equipment;

· Services such as resident results exhibition planning, academic supporting;

· Possibility to invite DAC art directors, academic advisors, and institutional curators to visit the studio for academic exchanges;

· Exhibition execution assistance services, including exhibition room layout and restoration assistance, exhibition propaganda, reception etc. No assistance to creation of art works is provided. 



Application Procedures


1. Please click on the link below and download the Application Form for DACAIR:

Application Form for DACAIR.docx

Application Form for DACAIR.pdf


2. Fill out the form and send the Application to DAC official email info@chongqingdac.orgin Chinese or English with designated title of Application to DAC International Residency Program.

3. DAC will finish assessment to application materials in half a month and feedback the results through email.

4. If the application is approved by DAC, an invitation letter to the resident plan will be issued to help artist proceed applications of funds and visa. 

(Feel free to contact us if you need more information: info@chongqingdac.org)