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Submission deadline: 11-09-2020


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Tsung-Yeh Art and Culture Center is a center for arts, crafts and culture located in an old sugar refinery in Tainan City. 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.

Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Programme for 2021

The theme for 2021 is “Site-Specific Art”. Artists shall create works before observing the following contexts: hydrology of Tseng-wen River (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).

Disciplines: visual art, performing art, installation, interdisciplinary contemporary art

We welcome artists who like involvement with local environment and communities while creating works based on the theme of “Site-Specific Art”.

Program Provisions - what do we offer?

  • Placements of up to three months with free accommodation and studio space.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.

Residency periods:

22th February - 23th May 2021

31th May - 31st August 2021

1st September - 30th November 2021