Taipei Artists Village

Each year the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand provide the opportunity for an artist to spend three months in Taiwan at the Taipei Artists Village.

About the residency

Located in Taipei City, nestled in its small, secluded yard with bamboo grove, Taipei Artist Village (TAV) is an oasis in the urban environment.

TAV includes 12 individual studio spaces, dance rehearsal space, a piano studio, and performance hall; all facilities to support projects at various stages of development, including research, art creation, exhibitions and performances.

Managed by the Taipei Culture Foundation, TAV continues to be a centre for creativity, reaching out to local residents as well as foreign artists through a variety of activities.

TAV enjoys a growing influence in Taiwan’s artistic circles as it provides a valuable experimental ground for the arts in Taiwan.

The residency programme exists to promote multinational and cross-disciplinary collaboration. These interactions help create intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogues that resonate between communities and individuals long after the artist’s residence is completed.

This residency opportunity will be next offered in 2021

Who can apply

This residency is open to people working in visual arts, performance, music and theatre. 

Preference will be given to artists who work in the fields of contemporary Maori and Pacific arts or within the theme of indigenous issues.

Terms and conditions

Foundation funding recipients are expected to:

  • provide a 500-600 word article for the Asia New Zealand Foundation website, including photos (to be submitted while undertaking the grant activity or within two weeks of completion).
  • submit a report on their experience accounting for how the grant money was spent (further details to be provided to successful applicants)
  • seek opportunities to share their experience on return to New Zealand
  • remain engaged with the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Read the full terms and conditions

Past residency artists from New Zealand

  • Zahra Killeen-Chance (2017)
  • Lana Lopesi (2016)
  • Hayley King (2015)
  • Stephen Bain (2014)
  • Yen-Yi Chen (2014)
  • Mat Logan - 2013
  • Hsiao-Lan Fan - 2012
  • Kerry Ann Lee (New Zealand) (2012)
  • Rohan Wealleans (New Zealand) (2011)
  • Yi-Hsin Tzeng (Taiwan) (2011)
  • Jewellery artist Ilse-Marie-Erl (2009)

How to apply

Residency opportunities will be available again in 2020. Applications will open in late 2019.