Applicants Selection and Award
1.The selection method
（1）Primary selection: integrate the information of online applicants and the information of the nominated artists from nomination committee. The judges will select 50 excellent artists to be re-examined.
（2）Re-examined: the re-examined judges will vote out 10 artists from the 50 shortlisted artists for the final review.
（3）Final judgement: the final judges will votes for two winners from 10 shortlisted artists to participate in the international residency program.
2. Awarding Process
(1) Award prizes for the winners.
(2) Excellent artists will be offered such chances as network exhibition, professional media promotion and reporting, and contract and cooperation with excellent art institutions.
(3) Award setting:
A. Two winners will be awarded the participation of ISCP residency program and the subsidy about 100,000 RMB per person.
B. Ten shortlisted artists will be awarded certificates.
1.Special requirements for the application
Basic English skills in reading, writing and speaking
2. Registration method and requirements
（1）Eligibility: 30-45 years old, at least 10 years of artistic creation (including 10 years). Eligible applicants can submit their application materials to the designated e-mail address. For applicants with high artistic achievement, relevant conditions can be relaxed.
Note: graduates majoring in art need provide graduation certificates. Non-art majors need provide proof materials of their creative experience/years according to their own situation.
（2）Participants need submit up to 5 works each, including 10 images or video links of your work. Repeated applications or overloaded works will not be included in the scope of selection. Malicious repeated application, dissemination of network viruses will be disqualified.
（1）Among the 5 works, at least 1 must be created within the last three years (2017-2019).
（2）All graphic materials shall not constitute a violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party. Otherwise, the artist shall bear full responsibility and compensate for all losses caused thereby.
A.Picture works: please classify them according to the creation period or theme, and keep them in different folders.
Requirements: pixels 1024*800, resolution 300dpi, JPG format.
B.Video works: please provide the video files and the screenshots of the works. The screenshots need to be the same as the pictures of the works.
Requirements: MP4 format, each file within 20M.
The organizing committee of the program "2019 Wang Shikuo -- International Residency of Today’s Contemporary Chinese Young Artists", as the organizer of this program that formulates and implements of these rules, has the right to modify and interpret these rules. These rules shall be binding on the organizer and the applying artists. All artists who have applied are deemed to have understood and accepted all the contents of these rules.
"Wang Shikuo Grogram: Nomination Exhibition of Today’s Contemporary Chinese Young Artists" was founded in 2016, co-sponsored by Today Art Museum and Wang Shikuo Art Foundation.
In 2016, shortlisted artists of "2016 Wang Shikuo Program" include Tian Xiaolei, Guo Donglai, Huang Zhitao, Lin Feifei, Liu Xianghua, Li Rui, Shi Fu, Shang Chengxiang, Wu Juehui and Zhang Fan, among which Tian Xiaolei was the winner. In the same year, Tian Xiaolei's solo exhibition entitled "I wait for you: infinite ontological space and time" was held in Today Art Museum.
The shortlisted artists of 2017 Wang Shikuo program "the Rising Voice of The Times" are Meng Boshen, Yu Ying, Zhang Wenrong, Ren Yuan, Wu Ziyang, Tan Xun, Ying Xingxun, Ren Han, Zheng Jiang, Cong Ming, Geng Xue, Ge Pingwei, among which Meng Baishen won the best. Meng Baishen's solo exhibition was held on the 2nd floor of hall 1 of Today Art Museum at the same time.
The shortlisted artists of 2018 Wang Shikuo program for Today's Contemporary Chinese Young Artists Nomination Exhibition are Cai Yaling, Fu Shuai, Jiang Kaiqun, Luo Peng, Si Jianwei, Tian Longyu, Wang Weisi, Wang Zhuo, Ye Funa, Zang Kunkun, Zhang Chunhua and Zheng Da, among whom Zheng Da won the best award.
In 2019, Today Art Museum will continue to cooperate with Wang Shikuo Art Foundation to support young and middle-aged artists and jointly launch the program "2019 Wang Shikuo -- International Residency of Today’s Contemporary Chinese Young Artists". Tan Ping, Sui Jianguo, Huang Du, Gao Peng and Wang Qun were invited as members of the academic committee. Through open solicitation and expert nomination, 10 young artists will be selected from a large number of nominated young artists, then two winners will be selected from them, and the two will be awarded the quota and funding of the US ISCP residency program lasting for three months.