Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center is located in the Madou district, on the northern outskirts of Tainan City. Madou is a tranquil and leisurely small town with a laid-back lifestyle, located approximately 50 minutes drive from downtown Tainan. The cultural center as the factory and headquarter of the Japanese Meiji Sugar Manufacturing Corporation, Tsung-Yeh began operation in January 1912.
The four existing buildings have been declared by Tainan City Government as monuments for preservation, including the Red-Brick Office, the Guest House, the Red Brick Craft Hall, and the Factory Manager's Dormitory. Currently, the Red Brick Office and the Red Brick Craft Hall are provided as two exhibition halls for the resident artists to create and exhibit their works.
Residency Experience Summary
We welcome applicants who are interested in:
- Disciplines：Visual art, Installation, Craft and Design art.
- All applicants must be able to communicate in either English or Chinese or Japanese.
- Applicants are required to plan their residency projects based on the theme of the residency, create their works in the form of on-site specific production, and prepare for the exhibition by integrating the historical heritage buildings of Tsung-yeh Arts and Cultural Center.
- 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. 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 150,000(including tax), which will be paid directly to the relevant contractors. The above expenses include: providing the service or materials used in completing exhibitions, 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.
- The selected artists will hold at least one and at most three workshops during their residency. We will offer NT10,000 (including tax) for the lecturer and material fees for each workshop, depending on the actual number of applicants, each workshop must provide a maximum of 30 participants (including 30 materials). The workshop fee will be directly subsidized to the artist. If the workshop fee exceeds the subsidy amount, it will be covered by the exhibition material fee.