The Ministry of Culture provides funding for the operation of artist villages and for artists to participate in residency programs abroad in the following ways:
1. Artist village operation subsidy
The Ministry of Culture has formulated the "Ministry of Culture Operation Guidelines for Subsidizing Artist Village Operations". The objectives are to encourage the organizing of various types of cultural exhibitions and events, assist private and public artist villages in Taiwan in hosting international residency programs and improving their facilities and technical equipment. "Artist village operation" in the Guidelines refers to the planning and provision of art spaces or idle spaces for residency, creative practice and exchange by creative talents engaged in various forms of cultural work.
The Ministry of Culture has also formulated the "Guidelines for Subsidizing the Governments of Cities, Counties and Centrally Administered Cities to Provide Residency Spaces for Visual Artists" with a view to create an environment that supports artistic development and to help visual artists take up residencies in studios. Subsidies are provided to municipal governments to renovate their existing facilities or public spaces as residency spaces for individual artists or groups of artist for the purpose of practicing art or holding exhibitions.
2. Grants for artists to participate in residency programs abroad
The Ministry of Culture has formulated the "Operation Guidelines for Selecting Cultural Talents to Participate in Residency and Exchange Programs Abroad" with a view to incubate talents in various forms of cultural work. Two types of grants are provided: (1) Several cultural talents are selected every year to participate in residencies offered by artist villages in other countries that have signed a contract with the Ministry of Culture. (2) Cultural talents who apply for residencies abroad on their own and are accepted may apply to the Ministry for funding.