25.06.2018

Soulangh Artist Village (Tainan-Taiwan) > Arts in Residence Programme 'Site-Specific Art'

Soulangh Artist Village arose from the former Jiali Sugar Factory. The Soulangh Artist Village’s revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses successfully merge historic architecture with modern design in an area rich in history, culture and agriculture. The artist village is a cultural stronghold for traditional performance and folk arts and is emerging as a modern art venue that promotes artistic growth.

Theme:

SAV takes as its theme the concept of ‘Site-Specific Art’. The artworks should respond to the Soulangh Artist Village’s environment, including the warehouses, corridors, the railway landscape, the children’s museum, and either the indoor or the outdoor spaces. They should also engage with the locality’s natural and historical sites, and with local communities. Any residents’ programs based on outdoor spaces will be considered as a priority.

Eligibility

The organisers welcome applicants who are interested in:

1. Interdisciplinary

2. Visual art

3. Performance

4. Photography*(SAV only)

They especially encourage artists dedicated to the environment, children’s art education or community engagement, to use their specialty to develop a resident program on the theme of ‘site- specific art’.

The organisers welcome artists interested in photography and research into the photographic history of Tainan city.

*All applicants must be able to communicate in either English or Chinese.

Support includes in particular:

  • Living and working expenses in Taiwan (including 18% personal income-tax and insurance) - partly subsidized (NT$ 30,000 per month maximum). The total amount will be paid in installments. Artists will receive payment directly, excluding any tax. Applicants can decide by themselves how to use the subsidy, including travel cost, living expense, medical insurance and so on.

  • Presentation expenses - The maximum allocation is NT$ 100,000 (including tax), which will be paid directly to the relevant contractors. The above expenses include: providing a service or materials used in completing workshops, exhibitions and performances, brochure design and printing, dissemination, and expenses for a press conference. Any transportation fees for works are excluded.

Deadline: 16 December 2018 (applications possible from 2nd of July)

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