AiR Program of Siao-Long Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan
Siao-Long Cultural Park is located in the Jiali district, on the northern outskirts of Tainan city. Jiali is a tranquil and leisurely small town with a laid-back lifestyle, located approximately 45 minutes’ drive from downtown Tainan. The park has evolved from the former Jiali Sugar Factory, where its revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses have successfully merged historic architecture with modern design in an area which is itself rich in history, culture and agriculture. As a cultural stronghold for traditional performance and folk arts, the park has transformed itself into a modern art venue which promotes artistic growth.
Siao-Long aims to foster international exchange with artists from around the world and thereby create a vibrant community of artists, both local and international, emerging and established. Resident artists will be living in close proximity to local craftsmen artisans and they are encouraged to take the community and the vibrant local culture as inspiration for their artworks. Artists have access to wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned, modern studio spaces, as well as galleries and theatres for exhibitions, workshops and performances.
In 2013, the Siao-Long Cultural Park: Artists-in-Residence Program was established, and since then there has been an annual open call for artists. We welcome artists who are specialized in visual art, performance, and interdisciplinary art.
No. 130, Liu'an
Jiali District, Tainan City 722001
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
- We welcome applicants who are interested in:
(2). Visual arts
- All applicants must be able to communicate in either English or Chinese.
- Applicants have to plan the proposal based on the theme of 2023, and we encourage you to utilize the resources of Tainan Cultural, include tangible or intangible, the outdoor work which could blend with the environment of Siao-Long is most welcome.
A. Program Provisions - what do we offer?
1. Placements of up to three months with free accommodation and studio space.
2. Living and working expenses in Taiwan (including 18% personal income-tax and insurance) - partly subsidized (NT$ 30,000 per month maximum). The total amount will be paid in two installments. Artists will receive payment directly, excluding any tax. Since 2016, 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 the artists themselves, and this is excluded from the subsidy.
3. Presentation expenses - The maximum allocation is NT$ 100,000 (including tax), which will be paid directly to the relevant contractors. The above expenses include: providing a service or materials used in completing workshops, exhibitions and performances; fees for brochure design and printing, dissemination, art work insurance, translation fees, and expenses for a press conference, etc. Any transportation fees for works are excluded.
4. Administrative support.
※If you have any enquiries about the subsidy, you should notify Siao-Long Cultural Park during the application or before signing the contract.