The residency programme invites well-established artist and curators as well as relatively recent graduates from well-known master’s programme. It is designed to be very international, with recent guest artists from all around the globe. The aim of the programme is to develop new bodies of work and engage with students and staff at AVA and with Hong Kong as a place and location. The outcome expected from these residencies is open and speculative. We promote diversity of practice in order to enable the activation of new ways of thinking and doing. Building momentum for individual practices and opening up new sources of information and insight for AVA students and staff is an important ongoing feature of the programme.