- Date established：2010
- Country：Asia - Taiwan
- Type of Organization：Part of a Gov. Institution
- Disciplines and Media：Visual Art,Performing Arts,Interdisciplinary,All types
- Contact information：
- Name of residency：Lukang Artist Village
- Address：No.2, Guihua Ln., Lukang Township, Changhua County 505, Taiwan
Lukang Artist Village was remodeled from the old Japanese dormitory complex in Lukang. It was once a space for everyday living. The complex stretched northward from downtown Lukang to Lukang Culture Center, a scheduled ancient monument of Changhua County where the brick-paved lanes by its sides lead southward to Lukang Old Street. Northern to the Lukang Culture Center locates a cluster of rich cultural heritage of the town, including the Nanjing Temple, the New Ancestral Temple, the Thean Hou Temple, and the Ri-Mao Shop. These heritage sites are important to the local history as well as the valuable assets for tourism.
Joining the efforts of Changhua County Government and Lukang Township Office, the historical context of the place was integrated in the mapping of cultural infrastructure and the restoration. It then gave birth to the Lukang Artist Village where a platform is built upon for exhibitions and performances while recognizing the importance of local culture and humanities. In addition, the artist village vitalizes the place with arts and creativity, and further sets the keystone for a prototype of art-culture center.
The programs that Lukang Artist Village currently runs include visual arts exhibitions, art and cultural activities, AIR program, and hold exhibitions and outreach programs of arts and culture. Through hosting artists from different parts of Taiwan and the world, we hope to initiate dialogues and exchange opinions through art. We look forward to the fresh perspectives that foreign artists would share with the local communities. With the diversity of Lukang’s traditional art and craft, its historical sites, as well as architectural heritage styles; we hope it to become a more holistic and international oriented artist village.
The AIR applications are accepted once a year and are reviewed by a jury panel. The long-term resident artists could request for extension on a yearly basis and the decision will be made by the jurying panel.
- Duration of residencies： By project
- Number of artists resident at one time： 10 (individuals or groups)
- Grants available： Free Working Space
- Expenses paid by artist： Utilities, living expenses, traveling expenses
- Application： Open Call. More information on application please visit Lukang Township Office website.
- Selection procedure： Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel which includes Lukang Township Office representatives as well as external professionals.
- Expectation from the artists： 1. Exhibitions, workshops, lectures, performances, or artist talks.
2. Participation in programs that the Township Office hosts during major festivals.
- Presentation of artists' work： 1. Exhibitions, workshops, lectures, performances, or artist talks.
2. Open studios for a certain number of days a week.
- Setting： Urban
- Working Language： Mandarin,Taiwanese
- Resources： Exhibition space, bath, media and publication support. In close proximity to local markets, post office, library, and schools.
- Number of studios： 10
- Facilities： 3 outdoor performance spaces, 1 pagoda, and 1 workshop classroom.
- Size of studios / Type of Sudios ： 40-100 sq meteres / Individual work areas in shared studio (open studio space, no partition walls)
- Accommodation： N.A
- Companions allowed： No
- Nearest international airport： Taichung Airport
- Nearest local airport： Taichung Airport
- Nearest train station： Changhua Railway Train Station:
After getting off at Changhua Railway Train Station, take Changhua Bus towards Lukang. Get off at Lukang Township Office and walk for 5 minutes to Lukang Osmanthus Alley Artist Village.
- By Car： From North:
From Freeway No.1, exit on Changhua Interchange (198.4 km), turn onto County Highway No. 142 (Changlu Rd), then onto Zhongshan Rd. Turn left onto Minquan Rd, then turn right onto Chenggong Rd at the first intersection. Drive for about 50 meters, Lukang Osmanthus Alley Artist Village would be on the left.
From Freeway No. 1, exit on Puyan Interchange (207.7 km), turn onto Provincial Highway No. 76 towards Lukang. Exit the elevated bridge and continue along Fulu River, turn right when reached Fulu Bridge onto Qinyun Rd. Continue on Qingyun Rd and turn left at the end of the road onto Changlu Rd, which turns into Zhongshan Rd. Turn left onto Minquan Rd, then turn right onto Chenggong Rd at the first intersection. Drive for about 50 meters, Lukang Osmanthus Alley Artist Village would be on the left.
- Images Resource：Lukang Artist Village