Artist-in-Residence Taipei

Name of Residency: Taipei/Treasure Hill Artist Village

Through our Artist-in-Residence program, Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village are building a multinational network of associative participation. With studios and accommodation for Taiwanese and international artists, this is a place where cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary forces collide and meld, generating artistic energy. Here, different classes, age groups and peoples meet and communicate. Here, we are building a civil aesthetic of community engagement and local creativity, a perceptual world of abundance and variation.

We hope these two artist villages will become laboratories of art, dedicated to allowing each artist and each person to enjoy the same life, the same openness and freedom. Here, we are committed to letting human beings fully express their creativity and imagination, so that each person may appreciate the differences among us. Through the concept of “parallel spaces,” Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village hope to engage in a generative dialogue with society right now, and become a platform of cross-cultural exchange.

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation:

AIR Taipei is the umbrella organization overseeing two very different and unique artists-in-residence sites around the city. The Taipei Artist Village was establishment in 2001 by the Department of Taipei Cultural Affairs and has been developing relationships linking the artists exchange program with cities throughout the world. Taipei Artist Village – Treasure Hill, a historical architectural community, was launched in 2010. Both sites complement each other through diverse landscape, scale and location yet each site helps place the arts firmly in the cultural sights for a local and international audience.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Mandarin
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: between 16 and 20
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Sound recording studio
  • Woodworking tools
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Taipei Main Station
    How to reach by plane: Take Taoyuang Airport MRT to Taipei Main station, and walk through Underpass to Taipei Metro Shandao Temple station (Bannan Line) and leave via Exit 1. It takes about 5mins walk to Taipei Artist Village. Take Taoyuang Airport MRT to Taipei Main station, and walk through Underpass to Taipei Metro Beimen station. Please take Taipei Metro from Beimen station to Gongguan Station (Songshan-Xindian Line) and leave via Exit 1. It takes around 15-20 mins walk to Treasure Hill.
    How to reach by train: Taipei Artist Village: MRT Shandao Temple Station Exit 1, walk to Tian Jin St., turn right to Beiping E. Rd.Taipei Main Station Exit 2, walk to Zhongshan N. Rd. for one block then cross Tian Jin St., Taipei Artist Village is at the corner. Treasure Hill Artist Village: MRT Gongguan Station Exit 1, turn left to Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3, walk to Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3 Ln. 230 for 5-7 minutes,
    How to reach by car: Taipei Artist Village Address: No. 7 Beiping E. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan; Treasure Hill Artist Village Address: No. 2, Alley 14, Ln. 230 Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei
    Street & Number: No.7, Bei-ping East Road,
    Postal Code: 100
    City: Taipei
    No.7, Bei-ping East Road,
    Taipei 100 TWN
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