Open Call

Open Call for the 7th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency - Mediated 调和

China Residencies

With Funding
Free / No Costs


We are calling for individuals and collectives working in all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender-identities, backgrounds, abilities, and interests to send us proposals. 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. We welcome your proposals of media arts and mediated projects: for documentaries, videos, films, journalism, AR/VR/mixed reality, games, websites, interactive installation films, of any length - fiction - documentary - animation - episodic series - translation - multi-media installation - mediated performances (dance, theater, music, etc) - radio - sound art - podcasts - virtual, augmented & mixed reality - interactive anythings in the clouds and projects connected to mainland China, Hong Kong, Chinatowns, and the greater Chinese diaspora worldwide in some way.

Number of Participants

At least 1. We want to support as many projects as possible, and we know that media projects are labor intensive and expensive. While we are still raising funds that will determine how many people we can support, each selected project(s) will receive a total USD $10,000.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2021 - October 31, 2021


  • $10,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Film Editing Suite


No meals

Public Programs

Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Festival, Group Dinners, Mentors, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Panel, Pitch Night, Professional Development, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Digital Media, Documentary, Fiction, Film, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Moving Image, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Photography, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Screenwriting, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


English, Mandarin

Program Description

The Crystal Ruth Bell Mediated Residency covers: ✨USD $6,673.38 stipend {as of 2018, our monthly stipend is pegged to inflation) ✨Up to USD $3,326.62 for production-related expenses ✨Access to Adobe Creative Cloud & Adobe Suite software ✨Remote welcome dinner and monthly optional online gatherings ✨Optional artist talk, workshop & open studio ✨Project support from the China Residencies team The residency dates will be flexible and take place between March 2021 and December 2021, with manyopportunities for project feedback and visits with illustrious guests, in-depth workshops on budgeting & fundraising, mentorship and introductions, and help visioning paths completion and new ways to share your project with the world.

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