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Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program for 2023 Tsung-yeh Art and Cultural Center

Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program for 2023  Tsung-yeh Art and Cultural Center
Deadline 2022.09.07
Results Available Date October 2022
Website Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program for 2023 Tsung-yeh Art and Cultural Center Website
More About Residency Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center
Tsung-yeh Art and Cultural Center in Tainan City is the result of the fusion of an old sugar refinery with multicultural ideas to form a unique space. With years of effort, Tsung-yeh Artist and Cultural Center has established itself as a center for arts, crafts and culture while producing valuable creative works in Tainan. Through providing the working space and encouraging resident artists to communicate with the locals, we hope to promote this historical site not simply as a place for exhibitions, but rather an important gathering site for international arts and artists.

[AIR Theme for 2023 ]
The theme for 2023 is “Site-Specific Art”. Artists shall observe the following contexts of Tainan City before creating works. The hydrology (including river basin and water management system), physiography (archaeological studies, soil, meteorology, or topographical variations), ecology(aquatic, amphibian, and terrestrial fauna and flora in the area), humanities (indigenous, agricultural, river-related, or ecology-related culture).

A. Disciplines:visual art, performing art, installation, participatory art , interdisciplinary contemporary art
B. We welcome artists who like involvement with local environment and communities while creating works based on the theme of “Site-Specific Art”.
C. All applicants must be able to communicate in either English or Chinese.

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Duration 20th of February on 2023-30th of September on 2023 (Each applicant can only be accepted for one term. And the minimum residence is 45 days, with a maximum of 90 days.)
Fields and Media Other, Performance Art, Visual Art
Funding 1.Living and working expenses in Taiwan (including personal-income-tax and insurance, the income-tax of foreigner will be 6%-20%) - partly subsidized (NTD 30,000 per month maximum). The total amount will be paid by 2 installments. Artists will receive this payment directly, excluding any tax. 2.Presentation expense- The maximum allocation is NTD 100,000(including tax), which will be paid directly to the relevant contractors. The above expenses include: providing the service or materials used in completing workshops, exhibitions and performances, fees for brochure design and printing, dissemination, art work insurance, translation fees, and expense for press conference, etc. Fees for artwork transportation and transport costs resulting from personal research are excluded.
Provided by Host 1.Placements of up to three months with free accommodation and studio space. 2.Administration support.
Costs Since 2016, the Taiwan government has announced that all terms of contract should include stamp-tax, which is one thousandth of the total amount. The stamp-tax should be paid in cash by artists themselves, and this is excluded from the subsidy.
How to Apply 1.We only accept online application. Please click on the following link (, and fill out the application before the deadline. 2.Applicants are required to upload personal information, a resident plan and letter of recommendation.
Selection Procedure 1.Applicants will be examined by the jury committee and successful candidate will be partly subsidized. 2.The jury committee is scheduled to meet in late September or early October 2022. 3.The results will be announced on the official website ( and emailed to the successful candidates by the end of October on 2022.
Expected Outcome 1.Before the end of residency, the selected artists should provide one type of presentation, either an exhibition or a performance. In addition, you should hold a workshop during the residency. 2.Approaching the end of the residency, the successful applicants are required to complete a report and questionnaire. The report should include details of the residents’ experience, the progress of their projects and any relevant feedback.