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Red Brick Office in Tsungyeh
Red Brick Gallery in Tsungyeh

AIR in Tainan | Tsung-yeh Artist Village

Tsung Yeh Artist Village, inheriting the exquisite Japanese architecture from the old sugar refinery, presents a stage for the aesthetics of crafts. Tsung Yeh Artist Village has launched open-call for 2018 AIR to select artists who are interested in cross discipline art, visual art and art performance. We encourage artists to immerse themselves into the cultural environment to learn folk religions, traditional crafts, local history, and the industrial development. They can interact with local people or share their experiences in the adjacent art schools. Tsung Yeh Artist Villages provide guest artists with free accommodations, working studios, networking to international art scene, and 30,000 NTD covering living expenses and implementation of projects per month at maximum. We fully support resident artists to realize their projects and also emphasize multi-layered cultural exchanges between international and local artists.

All participants have to complete the online application.

Location

Tainan: Taiwan

Tainan: Taiwan Tsungyeh Artist Village: The stately grounds and Japanese era buildings of the Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center were originally the Meiji Sugar Manufacturing company's head office, now, a century later, the ecologically rich grounds are open to the public and the historic buildings have been transformed into exhibition halls. In a conversation in adaptive regeneration initiated by the center, the buildings and grounds now serve as a venue for preserving, promoting and sharing the region’s fascinating cultural and ecological heritage through activities and exhibitions.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: up to 90 days in maximum
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 2
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 15
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 72

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    We welcome applicants working with:
    1. Cross discipline arts
    2. Visual arts
    3. Performance

    Especially welcome:
    1. Professional artists dedicated to environment and community engagement.

  • Application deadline: September 04
  • Additional deadline info:
    Please go to the 'Air in Tainan' website (http://air-culture.tainan.gov.tw/), and fill out the application before the deadline

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Accommodation for artists only, it is not available for non-artists including family, accompany, assistant or pets.
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided
    Self-catered/basic facilities provided. Personal stuff such as towels and toothbrush do not provide.
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Film / Digital editing, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (digital), Theater, Woodworking

Residency Fees

Partly subsidize to selected artists. Please see information as below.

Stipends / other support

(1) Free accommodation with up to three months to create. (2) Living and working expenses in Taiwan (including personal-income-tax and insurance)- partly subsidized (NTD 30,000 per month in maximum). The total amount will be paid by installments. Artists will receive this payment excluding tax directly. Since 2016, the official has announced that all terms of contract should include stamp-tax, which is one thousandth of the total amount. The stamp-tax should be paid by artists themselves in cash, which is excluded from the subsidy. (3) Presentation expense- The maximum allocation is NTD 100,000(including tax), which will be paid directly to the relative firms directly. The above expense includes: providing the service or the materials used in completing workshop, exhibition and performance, brochure design and printing, dissemination, and expense for press conference. The transportation fee for works is excluded. (4) Administration support.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Program requirements - applicants’ responsibilities: 1. During the residency, the selected applicants should provide one type of presentation. 2. After the residency is complete, a short report of what the selected applicants have learned from the project; how the project progressed; what kind of feedback they received; and questionnaire. 3. Please see the website http://air-culture.tainan.gov.tw/to find out the latest terms and regulations.

Contact Information


Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, No.5 Tsungyeh, Nanshi Village, Madou District., Tainan City 721, Taiwan

Taiwan