5th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency – Nourish 2018 (Fully-funded to Beijing, China)

5th Crystal Ruth Bell Residency – Nourish 2018 (Fully-funded to Beijing, China)

Deadline: July 17, 2018

China Residencies invites applicationsfor the fifth edition of the Crystal Ruth Bell Residency – a fully-funded two month residency at Red Gate in Beijing for the months of November and December 2018. They are looking for projects that nourish communities in ways that push back against, work through, and build upon our food complex systems through a commitment to creative inquiry.

People of all types of creative practices, of all passports, ages, gender-identities, abilities, and interests are invited to send proposals for projects to pursue in Beijing this winter around the verb “nourish” – in any way the word makes sense to them. Whether you are a farmer, a cook, an artist, a food scientist, a culinary critic or historian, a guerrilla gardener, ethnographer, nomadic food truck entrepreneur, a writer, a poet, dancer, filmmaker, photographer, journalist, urban planner, nutritionist, or any other kind of creative person whose work involves food in some way, the organisers welcome your proposals for a fully-funded two month residency at Red Gate Residency this winter.


The Crystal Ruth Bell Residency covers:

  • Housing in either a downtown apartment or loft studio, both equipped with home kitchens
  • Round trip flight 
  • USD $1,071 stipend {as of 2018, our stipend is pegged to inflation)
  • USD $500 for materials & ingredients
  • Visa & travel health insurance
  • Airport pickup, welcome dinner
  • Optional artist talk or workshop & open studio
  • Use of Crystal’s sanlunche
  • Project support from the Red Gate and China Residencies teams


  • 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.

Project proposals will be evaluated based on their feasibility and creativity by a jury composed of Red Gate Residency director Yulia Lobyntseva, China Residencies board members Zara Arshad, Jay Brown, Christina Chung, Miles Greenberg; Head of Research & Development Josue Chavez, summer intern Angel Tillery, and co-founder & director Kira Simon-Kennedy.


Finalists will be notified by August 8th and the selected resident will be announced on September 1st.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Crystal Ruth Bell Residency.