Taiwan - Kaohisung

2023 K.A.T Artist-in-Residence Program (Visual Art)

The sugar industry is an important traditional industry in Taiwan. During the Japanese colonization, the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery was designated as the world's first new sugar factory in 1900. Yamamoto Teijiro was the founder of Taiwan's new sugar industry. In 1902, the first president, Suzuki Tozaburo, in order to pray for the safety of employees and hope to gel the sugar industry of Taiwanese farmer, he set up a bronze statue of Guanyin by the Director's Office. At the end of 2022, the bronze statue of Teijiro Yamamoto created by Taiwanese sculptor, Huang Tu Shui, (Huang Tu Shui) returned from Japan to the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery. The 120-year-old bronze statue of Guanyin was restored and finally shown to the public again. The theme of this year's solicitation is "Stand", which hopes that after the international epidemic, arts and culture will urgently need to be revived. And the return of these cultural assets not only affects the century-long friendship between Japan and Taiwan, but also has a high representativeness for the reconstruction of historical scenes and the art history. To enrich our own culture, we might collect the energy through artistic creation and regain the coordinates or position of art in the post-pandemic era. More: https://katartistvillage.wixsite.com/kat1901-tw

Deadline 2023.05.31
Finland - Hämeenkyrö

Fall into Focus residency program in Finland, Fall 2023

Fall into Focus is an international residency program for writers, artists and researchers who want to concentrate on their writing, creative practice, or research. The autumn residency period at Arteles Creative Center provides writers and artists with the optimal conditions for sustained concentration. The program offers flexible time and space to freely develop creative projects without external pressure. Residents also have the option to refine and improve their focus through daily scheduled meditation sessions. Periods of deep focus can be balanced with walks in pure Nordic nature, relaxation in traditional Finnish sauna, and time around the bonfire with a supportive community of peers. All participation in group activities is voluntary. More: https://www.arteles.org/fall_into_focus.html

Deadline 2023.05.03
Singapore - Singapore

Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites artists, curators, programmers, writers, researchers and practitioners across all disciplines in the performing arts to apply for the Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency, taking place in Singapore between April and June 2024. In its second cycle, the Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency is an artistic research development programme by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore. The fully-funded residency aims to support creative research in contemporary performing arts by providing its residents the time and space for artistic inquiry, experimentation, development, research activities and opportunities for interdisciplinary and transcultural dialogues. The residency welcomes various manners and methodologies of enquiry, embracing a pluralistic approach towards research that unfolds not only through the written word, but also includes forms of experimentation with the body, performed moments, and other non-traditional systems of knowledge. There will be biennial open calls held for applications to the residency and each cycle will revolve around a thematic focus conceived to respond to current critical issues in our society. In 2024, the residency presents the thematic focus Decentring Access. Read More: https://www.esplanade.com/get-involved/artist-development-platforms/contemporary-performing-arts-research-residency

Deadline 2023.04.30