Three Shadows Photography Art Centre officially launched the Running Program in Beijing 3.0 SPACE. The project unites a number of senior domestic and foreign artists, curators, and scholars to provide systematic guidance for potential art creators, inspire and help creators in their creation.

The project will be open for registration. After primary and secondary selection, 9 creators have been successfully shortlisted in 2021. No more than 10 applicants will be admitted in 2022. Each applicant will have close communication and cooperation with two mentors throughout the year. During the creative cycle, two mentors will provide applicants with a total of 12 one-on-one online or offline guidance. After the one-year creative cycle, the applicant will hold a solo exhibition at Three Shadows Beijing 3.0 space.

* The program will select one scholarship recipient each year





Artist Mentors:
Cai Dongdong, Gao Bo, He Yunchang, Liu Bolin,Rong Rong & Inri, Wang Qingsong, Yao Lu


Curator Mentors:
Dong Bingfeng, Feng Boyi, Haijie, He Yining, Lu Yinghua,Ruben Lundgren, Shen Chen

Open Call :2022 “Young Artist Program”

Please download and fill in the information, and read the project Q&A carefully






Wang Jingyi

Youth Film Team

Wang Yuxing

Xin Li

Ai Kuo

Wu Xinzhu

Gu Shi

Hu Jingya&Michael Cheung



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1. Submittion Form


2. Project Proposal


3. Space Foorplan





1. No restriction on nationality, suitable for creators who love art, have independent creative ideas, and hope to have a deeper understanding.

2. The creative project must be a cross-media visual art work centered on photography or images.





1. submission and review
2. The first trial of Three Shadows
3. Instructor review
4. Confirmation of shortlisted emails
5. 12 exchanges with 2 mentors throughout the year
6. Applicant group critique
7. Three Shadows 3.0space solo exhibition





1. Cooperate with senior mentors at home and abroad on projects and give one-to-one guidance.

2. Professional museum-level basic equipments, exhibition support, independent and free creative environment.

3. Three shadows media propaganda support.

4. Those who perform well in the project will receive scholarships and opportunities for in-depth cooperation with Three Shadows and their mentors.

5. Professional exhibition-level basic equipments and exhibition personnel supports
6. " Running Program" scholarship





Q: After the application is successful, how long is the creative year?

A: After being shortlisted, applicants can start project creation immediately for no more than one year. This year's application deadline is September 1, 2021.


Q: Can I choose my tutor freely?

A: Each applicant will choose two tutors, and the tutors will also make two-way selection. After the tutoring period is over, the applicant can continue to communicate with the tutor.


Q: How to start the tutorial after confirming the tutor?

A: Applicants can discuss the teaching format, time and location with Three Shadows and the instructor, both online and offline.


Q: Is the applicant limited to individuals? Can it be a group?

A: This project welcomes applications from individuals or artist groups.


Q: Are there any restrictions on the format of the exhibition?

A: As an experimental space, we respect the individual expression of every art applicant. The exhibition format is not limited, and the final landing can be performances, interactive installations, etc.


Q: How long is the exhibition time? What resources are available?


A: Applicants can use the 3.0 space for a total of 20 days for installation,. Applicants can also enjoy rich museum resources such as Three Shadows Collection, exhibitions, lectures, darkrooms. Three Shadows will assist applicants in organizing exhibition openings, sharing sessions and other activities.


Q: Is there any cost to participate in this project?

A: Applicants need to bear a certain fee, which will be explained in the selected email. Applicants can try to apply for funding subsidies from schools, foundations, and the government to reduce the burden of the exhibition.


Q: How to check other questions?

A: Welcome to send relevant questions to hujiawen