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Bamboo Curtain Studio

2018 Bamboo Curtain Studio Creative Talents Program OPEN CALL | Due on Oct 22

Bamboo Curtain Studio is a place where artists can feel free to dream, to create, to experience and to practice. We believe the ability to innovate creatively is the core of any civil society. we also affirm every person’s capability in creating solutions to problems. We need the courage and the spirit of exploring and to think outside of the box.

Each year our studio focus on the value between art and society through different themes: from ''Share, Connect, Co-create'', ''Social Change '' to ''Creative Collaboration as Catalyst for Change''. These themes all held an opened idea which encourages artists to try, besides using different materials, to aim at a higher sensibility towards social awareness and related sustainability issues.

In the year of 2018, we will introduce the theme of ''Rule of Game'' for our studio’s Creative Talent program. we wish to investigate how different settings hold different rules of the game. By having the freedom of choice, one maneuver under the limitations within a game, one will make various encounters with people, building up communities under these social occasions, going forward making mutual influences, and pave the way to taking actions. What's interesting is, because people are in the equation, after they make the first contact, they also make impacts on each other via these interactions. While resolving conflict and disagreements, they lead each other towards changes in rules.

Issues nowadays no longer fit to be handled with traditional methods, and what positions can artists take to properly interpret social awareness and sustainability? How do we come up with innovative rules of the game that can face up towards society, which is geared under capitalism and consumerism? What are the possibilities out there now and in the future?

We welcome visual artists, performing artists, curators, engineers, architect designers, researchers and multidisciplinary artists/creators to submit your idea/work, which can freshen-up the potentials of social engagement. We look forward to seeing proposals that makes people WOW!

To apply for BCS Creative Talent Program, please follow the instruction below:

2018 Theme「Rule of Game」

  • Eligibility - BCS residency program is open to all professionally established visual artist, performer, curator, architect, engineer and researcher, both individual and group. Emerging artists are also welcome to apply. We especially welcome applicants working in the area of cross discipline, ecology and environment, and community engagement projects. We also encourage both Taiwan and international creative as a team to submit the proposal. All applicants must be able to communicate in English or Chinese.
  • Application Period: available from now till 22nd Oct (Sun)
  • Duration of Residency - Selected artist may choose either up to two month free residence space or one month free exhibition space from April to June or Sep to Dec 2018.
  • Support for Selected Artists: BCS will provide either 2 months residency accommodation or 1 month exhibition/ performance space for free.
  • BCS does not have funding program.
  • Selected creative has to responsible for their travel and expense here.
  • BCS will provide recourses or connection for incoming resident.
  • The first week would be orientation and arrange a series of workshop.
  • One public artist talk or workshop is required.

For full guideline and application chart,
please check


New Taipei City: Taiwan

The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects.


  • Residency Length: Selected artist may choose their two month free residence space or one month free exhibition space from January -December 2017. (more welcome to choice the first half of the year)
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 6
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 50


  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    We especially welcome applicants working in the area of cross discipline, ecology and environment, and community engagement projects.

  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Hung Su Chen, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Sakarin Krue-On, Sun Choi, Waguri Yukio, Shweta Bhattad, Lêna Bùi, Alecia Neo, Mary Sherman, jiandyin, Claude Aymon, Alice Schÿler Mallet, Alessandro Carboni, Veronica Frenning, Anja Chavez, Ana Gutiesca, António Pedro Lopes & Gustavo Ciríaco, Susan Crowell, Reico Goto, Bonggi Park, Karen McCoy, Chang-Jin Lee and more.
My residency at Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS), Taiwan was a great experience. Taipei's art scene is vibrant and accessible, with lots of things to see and do.
— Lêna Bùi

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
    Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) is originally a chicken farm turned artist-studio space with artist-in-residency program. The studio contains two buildings with 6 different rooms available for artist, with private/share toilets, and a common Kitchen. In each room, BCS provides all the basic daily needs such as, a bed, desk, chair and AC, and etc. BCS also provides various indoor and outdoor space for exhibition and performances.
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Exhibition / Installation, Theater
  • Other facilities and services: Bicycle, Printer, Refrigerator, Shared Kitchen

Residency Fees


Stipends / other support

BCS will provide either 2 months residency accommodation or one month exhibition/ performance space for free. BCS do not have funding program. BCS will provide recourses or connection for incoming resident.

Additional expectations / opportunities

During your residency, provide at least one type of presentation

Contact Information

No.39, Ln. 88, Sec. 2, Zhongzheng E. Rd., Danshui Dist.,
New Taipei City, 25173
Tel: +886 2 8809 3809