How to Jingdezhen, a Project Based Residency Session for Art & Design Professionals
( April 1 - May 31 & Oct 1 - Nov 16 2024 )
This twice-yearly session is designed around the MenLo mission of growing the professional art community in Jingdezhen. Artists from all over the world locate their practice in Jingdezhen, whether partially or full time. It is a place for project execution, design and prototyping, production, exploration, for commercial expansion, and for the growth of artistic practice in general.
In the Spring and Fall of 2024 the MenLo studio will be open to Art & Design professionals who see an opportunity for growth or execution in Jingdezhen. Participants can set goals, talk through possibilities, and arrange appropriate help in a planning stage before arrival. Once here, they will have a fully personalized plan to help them access and make use of all that Jingdezhen has to offer along with professional assistance, accommodations, studio space, and daily support. Participants may choose to use their stay to carry out a specific project, or to supplement their home studio practice through co-operation with the artisans and industry of Jingdezhen. Artists and designers working in any medium are welcome, as ceramic skill is not a pre-requisite to ceramic creation in Jingdezhen.
This is a goal-driven session for professional makers without any set schedule, visits to Jingdezhen’s many ceramic neighbohoods, museums, and touristic locales can be taken independantly. Participants will have the benefit of our expertise on the city and its surrounding natural beauty and will have any help they require to make the most out of their time in this wonderful place.
Scheduling is flexible and will be arranged according to each participants needs. In general we advise a minimum of three weeks, but will talk through goals with anyone interested and create a recommended timeline for completion. Participants will be limited to 3 at any given time to ensure that everyone participating can get all they personalized support they need. The session fee is 2,900 RMB per week and includes housing, studio space, and support from planning, to visa application, and project execution.
For additional information or to apply email us at MenLoJDZ@gmail.com . Application is conversational. If you intend to apply please send us your goal for the residency, a bit about yourself professionally, and a link/attachment of past work.
Fall 2023 How To Jingdezhen