Dear sirs and madams,
My name is Elad yaron, and I am a graduate student at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, israel (toward a Master's degree in Policy and Theory of the Arts).
I have lately been working on my thesis research, about the artists' village of Dafen in Shenzhen, China. As part of my study, I would like to spend in the village the months of August - October 2013, doing field research. During that time, I should like to do follow-ups and conduct interviews with as many residents as possible - mostly with directors of projects, workshops and galleries, artists and officers in the field of art dealing.
I am approaching you today because I am starting to build the budget plan for my field trip and I am a bit lost. I will need to spend 80 days in Dafen village, and with no conections I can not find a resenable place to stay or even what would be the avarege fee for such a place and food.
I can use any type of help, and for sure can use some good friends.
With full thanks and appreciation,
You won't have a problem finding accomodation next year.
It's too early right now to really give you pointers. Shenzhen evolves with every season, and the city we see now may not be the same we see half a year from now.
Hit us back later when you're closer to your trip!
Have a good one,