Tesa Creative Center


Founded in 2018, TESA Creative Center sets out from environmental concern and sustainable ecology, and inspires thoughts upon art, spaces, and the environment. Artist-in-Residence provides artists excellent places for art-making, living, research and exchange. Artists are also encouraged to contribute to the communities with art actions. Artist-in-Residence in TESA aims to have international exchange in-depth and at the same time, introduce Taiwan to the world through artists from all over the world.
Located at the naturally abundant Baisha Bay, TESA Creative Center consists of spacious places for art-making and detached living quarters . Artists are given the freedom to create their art projects around the untamed landscape. Artworks can be presented indoors or outdoors, so are exhibitions, forums, performances or seminars. A forklift, a stacker and an air compressor and all kinds of carving tools are available for artists. The saloon, the kitchen next to it and the wooden deck extending outwards are where artists can hang out.
In addition to TESA Creative Center, the affiliated art space and ceramic workshop in Danshui are also available for artists. They can exhibit or work here.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

Affiliated to the Taiwan Environment and Sculpture Association, TESA is a non-profit organization, whose goals are to promote the knowledge of sculpture and elevate the aesthetics of spatiality through sculptural works. The chairman of the Association and the Creative Director of the TESA Prof. Chang Tzu-Lung has devoted himself in the art of sculpture for over forty years and has insightful view of art in practice. Setting out from his long-term observation and experience in the business of art projects in public spaces, the architecture of TESA Creative Center is the embodiment of the concepts and idealism he has developed over the past decades.

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Woodworking tools
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Taoyuan International Airport
    Street & Number: No. 57, Bajia, Shimen Dist.
    Postal Code: 25341
    City: New Taipei City
    Country long: Taiwan