basement6 is an experimental art space founded by a group of artists in 2013. our underground bunker space serves as a hub for workshops, exhibitions, co-working and incubating. we aim to serve as a experiential learning center and community space

eligible applicants

the objective of this residency is to host a (series of) workshop(s) for our collective and the public. these workshop sessions (or session) should focus on the aspect of experimentation and social arts. ideally, the artist would have an exhibition at the final stages of the residency based on the workshop or incubation sessions

work can be collaborative, collective or individual. our studio is no longer a wet studio, so we focus primarily on installation, performance and new media. we prefer to have artists work outside their primary medium

application process

applicants should explain why their project is executed in shanghai specifically. we want to know a bit about you as an artist and human. it would be great to understand your work process and what you hope to gain from your research with basement6

the residence should last 4-7 weeks


basement6 is located underground in a sort of makeshift community center which hosts a record store, Uptown Records and screen printing studio, Idle Beats Print Club. our space is about 80sqm in the largest room and has two smaller rooms which can serve as working spaces. again, we are underground, there are no windows or sunlight. but there is wifi! and our collective has the resources to secure materials and supplies. we have an online platform that the artist is welcome to use

the living space affords a bright sunny reading and writing room

program fees

applicants must secure their own grant or funds and visa for living in shanghai

additional information

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