Art Residency

Being in the right place at the right time is a key factor for nurturing career enhancement along with a creative retreat. MATDOT Art Center was founded by artist and curator Tawachai Somkong. Since its creation, MATDOT has turned the Bangkok unique spirit-of-now multilayered culture and heritage into an international crossover hub for art and creativity. MATDOT mission and vocation is focused on being a center of permanent creativity, through cultural rapport with the Silpakorn University educators, as well as with international art organizations and foundations.

In the context of a 2,000 sq.m retro-contemporary loft-type amenities and studio facilities, Artist residencies at MATDOT present an out-of-the-ordinary opportunity for multi-disciplinary, multi-generational, and multi-national artists and creatives to explore new art frontiers for all aspects of applied art into future scenarios through physical and virtual means/processes, as well as collaborative engagement with local peers.


MATDOT offers the opportunity to develop professional collaborations and friendships among the residents, visiting multidisciplinary creatives, Fine Art Universities, and their educators, as well as to meet local and international artists, art professionals, and art curators that may facilitate new scenarios for resident’s practice and career.


Artist-in-residence programs are open to national and international emerging and established artists 21+ years of age. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to painting, sculpture, digital multi-media, photography, virtual visual arts, music, and film making. 4 Artists per year are selected for residencies























Work & Live Amenities

Three work studios in which the artists-in-residence reside. Studio spaces range from 22 sq. m to 30 sq. m. All residents have access to a variety of vintage furniture (table, chairs, desks). Studios are also equipped with a paint sink, concrete floor, accessible windows, an outdoor area, easel, and 3.5 m ceilings

Each of the 4-residency lodging rooms is one-of-a-kind, immersed in unique artworks and fully furnished and equipped with AC, WIFI internet, private bathroom, desk and chair, fridge, hospitality tray, Bluetooth speaker bathrobes, and slippers.

Artists-in-resident shares the ground open-space floor with a fully equipped kitchen (utensils, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, fridge, washing machine). Housekeeping may be provided upon request.


The residency program will be at least 3 months long. Applicants can apply anytime for a specific residency of interest.


1,300$/month. Financial aid based on need. Artists pay for travel, food, and supplies. Room accommodation, studio, and complimentary coffees/non-alcoholic beverages are covered by the residency monthly program fee.
















Submissions for 2022 are open. For questions about the Artists in Residence program at MATDOT Art Center or the submission process, contact Sananchol by submitting the following detail to or

    • Resume and portfolio;
    • Detailed project proposal in 500 words describing goals, the scope of work, timeline, and mediums/media (highlight any specific technical or support requirements);
    • Residency period desired.

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