Skip navigation
Upcoming Events
Quick Search
Latest from the News Blog
September 11, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Alliance of Artists Communities is pleased to announce the...

More
September 05, 2017

Over 100 artists, from as far away as France, England and Italy, have attended the Crosshatch...

More
August 31, 2017

ALL artists and writers applying at the 10/1/17 fellowship deadline are automatically considered...

More
Join Our Mailing List

Stay informed about our latest news and updates. Powered by Vertical Response.

Artist painting project in community.
Macarena Yanez painting on the wall.
Plum Tree Creek project in school.
Plum Tree Creek exhibition in Hong Kong.

Bamboo Curtain Studio

The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for creative talents from national to international art related fields, for short stay or specific projects. BCS also practice and promote sustainability by launch art projects within the community to bring awareness about the environment, global warming and sustainable living.Since 2009, Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) has launched a residency program. It aims to provide time and spaces for creative talents to do experimental works, outreach projects, collaborations or research. In recent years, we have devoted into issues about ecology, community and the sustainable development in nature. For instance, we expect to raise awareness of local people toward environment through art projects “Landscape between Art Veranda Project” and “Plum Tree Creek Environmental Art Action”, etc. 

2017 Creative Talents Program

We had celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2015. In that year, we held a retrospective exhibition, a series of side events and Booboo incubation project. Each events are linked to the slogan “Share, Connect and Co-create” and the theme of the year “ Social Change”. In 2016, we continued to deepen the idea of Social Change and entitled the program as“Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change”. We have invited more than 20 artists to develop this concept via varieties of projects. In 2017, we would like to continue the same topic and invite more creative talents to emphasis on social change. If you are interested in society engagement and would like to see something change through your project, please contact us.

To apply for BCS Creative Talent Program, please follow the instruction below:

  • 2017 Topic Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change
  • Eligibility:BCS residency program is open to all professionally established visual artist, performer, curator, and researcher, both individual and group. Emerging artists are also welcome to apply. We especially welcome applicants working in the area of cross discipline, ecology and environment, and community engagement projects. All applicant must be able to communicate in English or Chinese.
  • Application Period:available from now till 14th Nov(Mon)
  • Duration of Residency:Selected artist may choose their two month free residence space or one month free exhibition space from January -December 2017. (more welcome to choice the first half of the year)
  • Support for Selected Artists:BCS will provide either 2 months residency accommodation or one month exhibition/ performance space for free. BCS do not have funding program. BCS will provide recourses or connection for incoming resident. One artist talk is required.
  • Artists’ Responsibilities:Round-trip airfare, meals, transportation, material fee, etc. 

Location

New Taipei City: Taiwan

The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: Selected artist may choose their two month free residence space or one month free exhibition space from January -December 2017. (more welcome to choice the first half of the year)
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 6
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 50

Eligibility

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

    We especially welcome applicants working in the area of cross discipline, ecology and environment, and community engagement projects.

  • Application deadline: November 14
  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Hung Su Chen, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Sakarin Krue-On, Sun Choi, Waguri Yukio, Shweta Bhattad, Lêna Bùi, Alecia Neo, Mary Sherman, jiandyin, Claude Aymon, Alice Schÿler Mallet, Alessandro Carboni, Veronica Frenning, Anja Chavez, Ana Gutiesca, António Pedro Lopes & Gustavo Ciríaco, Susan Crowell, Reico Goto, Bonggi Park, Karen McCoy, Chang-Jin Lee and more.
My residency at Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS), Taiwan was a great experience. Taipei's art scene is vibrant and accessible, with lots of things to see and do.
— Lêna Bùi

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) is originally a chicken farm turned artist-studio space with artist-in-residency program. The studio contains two buildings with 6 different rooms available for artist, with private/share toilets, and a common Kitchen. In each room, BCS provides all the basic daily needs such as, a bed, desk, chair and AC, and etc. BCS also provides various indoor and outdoor space for exhibition and performances.
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Exhibition / Installation, Theater
  • Other facilities and services: Bicycle, Printer, Refrigerator, Shared Kitchen

Residency Fees

None

Stipends / other support

BCS will provide either 2 months residency accommodation or one month exhibition/ performance space for free. BCS do not have funding program. BCS will provide recourses or connection for incoming resident.

Additional expectations / opportunities

During your residency, provide at least one type of presentation

Contact Information

No.39, Ln. 88, Sec. 2, Zhongzheng E. Rd., Danshui Dist.,
New Taipei City, 25173
Taiwan