Open Call

6th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Light & Sight 亮光与眼光

China Residencies

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Beijing, China


Individuals and duos from all nationalities are encouraged to apply, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. This is a wide open call, with no restrictions based on age, medium, educational background, or any other criteria. All creative people who make {work with, about, or from} images are welcome: photographers, filmmakers, cinematographers, animators, documentarians, photojournalists, researchers, critics, observers, lighting designers, astronomers, zine makers, opticians, and selfie enthusiasts are all invited to submit proposals around the themes of Light and Sight.

Number of Participants

One individual or a duo will be chosen.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019


  • $510.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $1,000.00 travel budget
  • $1,080.00 stipend (one-time)


Alternative Processes Darkroom, Darkroom, Film Editing Suite, Gallery, Individual Studio, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Silver Darkroom


Apartment, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Group Dinners, Open Studios, Self-Directed, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Biotech, Blacksmith, Blockchain, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, DJ / Nightlife, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Entrepreneur , Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mime, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Start Up, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Web Design


English, Mandarin

Program Description

What’s kept out of sight? What do you want to shed light on? 有哪些真相被隐藏? 我们还想了解关于真实的哪些方面? For the sixth edition of the Crystal Ruth Bell Residency, we are inviting people to apply for a fully-funded residency at Three Shadows & Red Gate in Beijing and Xiamen for the months of October, November, and December 2019, coinciding with Design Week Beijing and the Jimei Arles Photography Festival in Xiamen. We are calling for people of all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender-identities, abilities, and interests to send us proposals for projects to pursue in China this winter around the ideas of "light and sight" - in any way those word makes sense to you.

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