Vue is a new fully-funded Residency Project, which will enable artists from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to spend 1-2 months in Shanghai. During this time the artist will produce a work of art which will enter a new Shanghai-based collection, a selection of works will be drawn on to display in public spaces in Shanghai CBD.

This is a call for expressions of interest from New Zealand artists interested in applying for the residency that will take place from mid-September - end October 2019.  See below for application process and requirements.

Vue is an opportunity to broaden your artistic horizons in one of the most vibrant and populous cities in the world. Artists of all career stages are invited to apply for a cross-cultural immersion in a rich creative hub in West Shanghai. is a chance to shift your perspective creatively and culturally, to be inspired to explore and realise new ideas, and to have the freedom to express yourself. As a result of this two-month residency, there is an opportunity for your work to be displayed locally in a public area of your choosing.


The Vue Shanghai residency and studio is situated in the CBD in Shanghai. The surrounding areas are rich with history, cuisine and culture, including many historic sites and buildings and a vibrant arts scene. Residents will have the opportunity to live like a local and experience the cul- ture and energy of Shanghai. Through this residency, artists are encouraged to explore, test ideas, and develop new work.

Below is actual images of the NEW space. From top left: The picture titles:

  • Cafe shop at the community

  • Workshop

  • Violon-maker's workshop at the community

  • Public office at the the community


  • Local Market at community

  • Restaurant & Bar at the community


  • A fully-funded trip to Shanghai, with economy return flights from your city.

  • Small three room apartment (living area, small studio and separate bedroom) in a newly refurbished building in Shanghai.

  • An on-site studio with round-the-clock access.

  • A Per diem paid in RMB to cover living costs, provision of basic food and drink, and a metro card for travel around Shanghai.

  • Curatorial and administrative support from Vue, including local knowledge and guidance.

  • Budget for successful applicants for sourcing material, suppliers, and fabrication.

  • The possibility of having your work displayed in a public space in Shanghai CBD on a long term basis.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are invited an as follows:

  • New Zealand artists with a focus on, or interest in, the potential of public art are invited to submit a brief proposal outlining their practice and their interest in art in public places. Also include a brief proposal indicating the work that they would like to produce while in Shanghai.  This proposal is indicative so it will not be binding.  

  • Artists working sculpturally or with installation requirements will be prioritised.

  • The proposal should include an approximate budget outlining materials and production costs (for the project to be completed in New Zealand) This is for reference only, since costs in China will vary.

  • Please send a single PDF not more than 10MB, to NO LATER than 1 August 2019

  • The artist must be available to undertake the residency from mid September - end October 2019.

  • Residents will be required to participate in media interviews before and after the residency.

  • Residents will be required to complete a post residency report outlining what they have achieved through the residency.


  • Once expressions of interest have closed on 9 August, proposals will be considered by an invited Selection Committee and individual artists will be contacted to clarify any questions surrounding their proposals.  One artist will be offered the Residency no later than 1, Aug, 2019

  • The selected artist will be asked to sign a contract with Vue Residency to ensure that the artist and Vue have the same understanding of the opportunities and requirements of the residency (conditions apply) 

  • Deadline for application: 1 August 2019 

  • Shortlisted artists will be contacted no later than 1, August, 2019

  • The artist awarded the residency will be announced 15, August, 2019

  • We regret that we will not be able to contact all unsuccessful applicants in person.

  • For more information, see or email Jennie Hu, 


    The picture titles:

  • Public office at community

  • Cafe shop at community

  • Violon-maker's workshop at community

  • Local Market at community

  • Restaurant & Bar at community