2018 Guandu International Nature Art Festival (Taiwan) > Open call: “Live Happily Ever After?”
Guandu Nature Park is inviting entries to 2018 Guandu International Nature Art Festival “Live Happily Ever After?” The selected artists will create their artworks in a natural setting using only natural or eco-friendly materials during a 5-week residency in Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan. Artists who are concerned about the relationship between humans and nature can apply.
Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, dating back to 2006, was Taiwan's first large-scale natural art event held in a conservation park. The park is located in Guandu wetland, a place with unique estuary culture and diverse ecosystem. The festival takes place annually and invites artists all over the world to create site-specific outdoor installations by using natural materials. The purpose of this event is not only about art and aesthetics but also about delivering messages caring for the environment. Public participation also plays a part in this event. Through communication and cooperation with local communities and volunteers, artists are able to learn from local wisdom and try to blend in the local culture in their works.
Artists should be interested in the relationship between nature, human, and environment and committed not to harm the environment during artwork creation.
Artists should have experiences in working with volunteers, local residents, or students. While working on their artworks, they should be able to spark interest of general public to participate in the process of such artistic creation.
For the foreign applicants, it is required to have basic English conversation skills to communicate with the staff of Guandu Nature Park and the ability to mingle with other artists, local residents, and students.
Artists as a group is eligible to apply. However, the organizer will offer only one funding for the group. Artists should agree to share all the funding & support without dispute.
Among other cost covered, there is a NT$80,000 fee and airfare can be covered.
Deadline: 6 June 2018