Disciplines: Drawing and Painting; Film; Literature; Media art; Music and sound art; Performing arts; Sculpture
Founded: July 2016
Duration: 1 to 2 months
Description: The Handshake 302 Baishizhou Artist Residency program invites artists and writers to explore Baishizhou, a large, centrally located urban village in Shenzhen. The idea behind the residency is simple: Handshake 302 has been working in Baishizhou since October 2013. To date, many of our projects have taken place inside our space. Now, we’re turning the space into an efficiency apartment—an urban village launchpad—for artists who would like to come and create site-specific works in Baishizhou. In addition to producing one site-specific work or performance, we also ask that visiting artists hold weekly salons to meet with local residents, artists, and curious Shenzheners.
Paid by host: Handshake 302 provides visiting artists with an efficiency apartment in Baishizhou and a monthly stipend that is sufficient to meet daily living expense. There are limited funds for materials, which will be distributed based on availability.
Paid by artist: Visiting artists pay for transportation to and from Baishizhou.
Application guidelines: to apply for the Baishizhou residency, please submit the following materials via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Letter of interest
2. Project proposal
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Work samples
About Handshake 302: “Handshake 302” is located at 302, Building 49, Shangbaishi Block 2 in Baishizhou. “Handshake” buildings stand so closely together that it is possible to shake hands through the windows of adjacent buildings. In fact, “Handshake 302” is a repurposed, 12.5 m2 efficiency apartment on the third floor of a sterwotypic “handshake building”. It has a kitchen and a bathroom. There are 9 rooms on this floor. Handshake 302 is an independent art space. A core group of five people curates the space, but participation in any project is open to anyone through public announcements. Project participation ranges from using the space ans an exhibition space to living quarters. Since its opening in October 2013, Handshake 302 has curated 8 exhibitions and over 75 public events. We believe that art belongs to everyone who contributes to our city.