Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultutal Center Artists-in-Residence Program 2024

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 Length
45 days - 90 days
Mandarin Chinese
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Installation Arts
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Pets (Non-service animals)
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Lead workshop for the public
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Exhibition / Installation Space
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

We welcome applicants who are interested in:

  1. Disciplines´╝ÜVisual art, Installation, Craft and Design art.
  2. All applicants must be able to communicate in either English or Chinese or Japanese.
  3. 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.
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Residency Fees
New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Fee Details
  1. Placements of up to three months with free accommodation and studio space.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

      5.Administration support.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)
Application Type
Open application