Artist in Residency Program

The project was launched in Febuary 2012, we’ve had two artists pass through the program, as mentored by Ryan Libre. The Artist in Residency program currently seeking funding to reopen in Myitkyina, Laiza.

Past Artists in Residents

Chintan Gohil

Residency in ’13

Sitthixay Ditthavong

Residency in ’12

Want to be considered for the Artist in Residence Program?


An Asian photographer or filmmaker with a personal website or online portfolio.
At least one previous exhibition or screening of a substantial body of work.
Decent English communication skills.
Independent and highly motivated.

DocArtsAsia offers:

Basic accommodation & visa in Myitkyina or Laiza

(transport to and from the residency is not yet supported).
A solo exhibition or screening of the work produced at a DocArtsAsia partner gallery.

DocArtsAsia asks that you:

Produce and exhibit a substantial body of work from your time as an Artist in Residence.
Provide DocArtsAsia with one set of prints/ video file.
Help document DocArtsAsia activities 2 days a month (days/times flexible to accommodate your project).

(Optional) Teach workshops at the DocArtsAsia Centre Laiza and / or provide portfolio review sessions (in English, Jinghpaw, Burmese or Thai).

Please apply on the online form linked below and contact us if you have any questions.

Note: Projects outside of the city are possible, however the artist should have a presence at the centers during their residency.

Applications are currently closed while we search for funding

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