ADAM Artist Lab 2019 - Open Call > "Performing (with/in) Communities: Relations, Dynamics and Politics" (Taiwan)

Founded in 2017 by the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan, Asia Discovers Asia Meeting for Contemporary Performance (ADAM) is a new initiative dedicated to fostering cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary exchanges between artists from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

ADAM features the collective residency program Artist Lab, an invitation for artists to meet, exchange ideas and invent new collaborative possibilities. Following the residency, artists are invited to publicly share their research with both local and international arts professionals and audiences at the Annual Meeting program. ADAM has continued to support projects developed in the Artist Lab including the IsLand Bar (2017), which premiered at the Taipei Arts Festival in 2018. Artists who have participated in ADAM have been also invited to return as guest-curators.

In 2019, ADAM’s Artist Lab will be curated by Natsuki Ishigami (JP), entitled “Performing (with/in) Communities: Relations, Dynamics and Politics”. As a socially-engaged theatre maker, Ishigami proposes political issues revolving around community-based art through the Artist Lab, bringing together artists to rethink modes and methods of working with communities.

This year’s ADAM Artist Lab will be dedicated to exploring the methods of making community-based art as well as the organic and open-ended relationship between artists and communities.

Key questions include:

- What makes the relationship between artists and communities possible to be equal and collaborative?

- How can they start collaboration, and how can they end it?

- What makes art art through working with communities?

- How can art attach and detach relationships with the society? 

- Who and where is the audience?

Through the Lab, artists from different disciplines and with diverse cultural profiles will be sharing cases and experience to think and work together, furthermore, doing research on and interviewing actual communities in the city Taipei.


Artists from all kinds of disciplines, with or have had community-based art practice and are interested in collaborative research, are invited to apply. There are no eligible requirements related to age, career level, nationality or the city in which the artist is based. Selected artists are asked to make a commitment to being present for the entire residency period.

What is offered:

1. An economy-class travel ticket to and from Taipei 

2. Working fee including living allowance 

3. Accommodation for the entire residency period (arrival on 22 July and departure on 19 August 2019).

Deadline: 21 April 2019

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