Red Gate Residency is an international artists residency program providing artists, curators, writers, and academics with the opportunity to live and create work in China.
Our objective is to provide facilities for artists to easily start their projects and offer a community in which they can participate as much as they like.
As a member of RES ARTIS, the International Association of Residential Arts Centers and China Residencies, we are committed to the promotion of multicultural arts dialogue within an immersion setting.
Red Gate assists all participants to connect with the art scene, meet local Chinese artists and to source art materials. We provide the necessary support and encouragement to help you get the most out of your stay here. We help get you settled, show you around, tell you where to buy the best Peking Duck, which part of the Great Wall not to go to, and where and when the latest openings are. All residents are invited to Red Gate Gallery events, including private dinners after the openings.
The Red Gate Care Package covers airport pickup, a welcome packet with everything from local maps, guide books, and a taxi guide, orientation, internet hook-up and local phone, as well as a welcome dinner for you to meet the other residents. In addition, we also keep all our residents up to date on gallery openings and other occasions. We are here for our residents regarding any concerns or needs that they may have during their stay.
Red Gate’s six studio/lofts are set in Fei Jia Cun situated in the north end of Beijing. The site has been converted into a series of studios and apartments. Onsite local galleries include the Imagine Gallery. It is a congenial and fun environment where Chinese and foreign artists are living and working together. The community is enlivened by many informal activities and frequented by many visitors.
Each studio/loft is self-contained complete with local phone, internet, hot water, fridge, gas stove, bottled water, microwave, DVD, CD/Radio, washing machine, heating and air conditioning and adequate kitchen gear, furnishings and linen. Utilities and weekly cleaning are included. Each artist is given a bicycle to explore the neighboring small villages and more deeply immerse themselves in the local culture.
Friends and family are welcome to visit.