What makes CEAC so special for designers?

The CEAC enables artistic and product designers to conduct location-focused research, become acquainted with a new market and expand their professional network.  
The technical advisors of the CEAC have had years of experience working with local designers, companies, work sites and factories. They introduce designers to producers and if the designers want, they remain involved in the entire process from design to final product, supervise the planning and arrange the shipment.

The CEAC stimulates a cultural and intellectual exchange between residents, local designers and students at the Art & Design Department of Xiamen University.  Residents can be invited to give lectures or presentations about their work and guest seminars and workshops for students.

At the conclusion of their residence, designers are invited to present their research project at the Art Center. The CEAC can also help mediate presentation spots in other cities in China and, for those who like to travel, CEAC offers travel advice and assistance (reserving tickets, hotels, getting visas).

Based in the Netherlands, the European branch of the CEAC regularly presents the research results of CEAC residents at various locations to an interested audience.  In addition, the European branch of the CEAC strives to promote an exchange of knowledge and collaboration with fellow specialists and artists in other disciplines by organizing lectures, debates, films and video showings.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Duration: variable

Paid by host:  Studio space, living and working accommodation, advice and assistance.

Extra costs of individual technical assistance and making an presentation at the conclusion of the residence depend on individual wishes, but are normally inexpensive.

Accommodation information: the apartments/studios (for two persons or a family) are furnished and fully equipped for living and working, including air co, washing machine, telephone, internet, TV and DVD player.

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