2019 Guandu International Nature Art Festival “It's about time” (Taiwan) > Open call
Guandu Nature Park is inviting entries to 2019 Guandu International Nature Art Festival “It's about time” The selected artists will create their artworks in a natural setting using only natural or eco-friendly materials during one month residency in Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan.
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 (see below) for the group. Artists should agree to share all the funding & support without dispute.
A round-trip airfare (economy class). From artist’s residency country to Taiwan. The reimbursement does not include the costs associated with passport & visa expenses. Artist will have to book the ticket and pay the fee in advance by him/herself. The organizer will pay the reimbursement by New Taiwan Dollars in cash after artist’s arrival in Taiwan.
Airport pick-up/drop-off service will be provided.
Accommodation. From August 15, 2019 (check-in) to August 23, 2019 (check-out). Each artist will receive accommodation in a single room with individual bathroom. For anyone accompany the artist, an additional bed and meal will be charged by the hotel accordingly.
Local transport. Artist can use the public transport system such as the metro, bus, or public bike to shuttle between the hotel and the Park and travel around Taipei.
Funding support for the residency is also included for residencies (fee, international transport etc.)
Deadline: 20 July 2019