Artists Residency Abroad Funding Scheme 2017-2019


Founded in 2012, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) is a member-based non-profit organisation of established art galleries in Hong Kong.

One of the HKAGA’s main objectives is to reach out to support the local artist community. Through the Artists Residency Abroad Funding Scheme in 2017-2019, HKAGA was committed to encouraging contemporary artistic practices through overseas experiences for Hong Kong artists. The Scheme provided assisted funding for artists seeking their own artist residency programmes abroad. At the time of this application, the applicant should have been offered admission to a residency programme of choice. A personal art project abroad may be considered within a structured programme. The programme must allow the applicant to:

  • gain a wider cultural understanding;
  • pursue higher expertise in their area of art;
  • develop broader practices in their area of art;
  • interact with the international art community;
  • bring these experiences back to HK where there will be a chance to exhibit.


Eligibility & Requirements:

  • university graduate level or equivalent working experience as a practising artist;
  • possess a strong commitment to being a career artist;
  • demonstrate a unique personal style with innovation and creativity;
  • have a well-documented art-making practice, with an exhibition history within non-profit / commercial spaces;
  • permanent HKID Card holder.


The Scheme supports programmes in various disciplines including:

  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics & Pottery
  • Printmaking & Papermaking
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Digital Art
  • Performance Art
  • Sound Art
  • Curatorship


RECIPIENTS (2017-2019)

1) Chloë Cheuk
Residency programme: Platform 17 (Athens, Greece) and DIENSTGEBÄUDE (Zürich, Switzerland)
Period: May – June 2017

2) Lee, Kai Chung
Residency programme: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) (Korea)
Period: August – September 2017

3) Dorothy Wong
Residency programme: Taroko Arts Residency Project (Taiwan)
Period: July – August 2017

4) Alex Yiu
Residency programme: AIR at Gold Saucer Studio (Vancouver, Canada)
Period: Jan – Feb 2018

5) Sheryl Cheung
Residency programme: Tentacles Home Residency (Bangkok, Thailand)
Period: Spring 2019

6) Jessica Fu Chih Ya
Residency programme: Floating Projects Artist Residency Program (Córdoba, Spain)
Period: Jan – Feb 2019

7) Stephanie Sin Long Yee
Residency programme: Zit Dim Art Space (Tainan, Taiwan)
Period: Jun – Aug 2019