The residency expects to attract participants from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds and is dedicated to providing a platform to encourage cultural understanding and artistic expression in one of Asia’s most beautiful and diverse regions.

We provide private or communal studios. There is an excellent program team of permanent residency staff and visiting artists/speakers alongside a host of amenities including: Dali photo museum, Contemporary gallery spaces, theatre, ceramics studio, bookstores, independent galleries, coffee shops, bar, traditional tea house, music studio, yoga studio, photo studio, painting studio, and many regular events including a monthly bazaar offering all kinds of original designs from Dali artists.

The residency period is for three months starting from march 2017 and each period will culminate in a group exhibition in one of our gallery spaces.

We encourage applications from artists whose work would benefit from being in one of China's most ethnically and ecologically diverse regions. The residency intends to deliver a balance of ample creative work time alongside a program of excursions and activities that ensure our participants get the best possible experience of this spectacular and fascinating part of Asia.

We aim to cater to all artists/writers/researchers/musicians etc., if your requirements are very specific then get in touch and we will see what we can arrange

COST: 7000RMB per month

Covers: Accommodation in our brand new en-suite rooms, personal studio space, all utilities, WIFI, onsite meals, local activities, excursions, visiting artists and speakers, social events and final exhibition

For an application pack and further details please click here or get in touch at