Taitung County Government and
Foreign Artists Exchange Programme


This is an opportunity for a New Zealand artist to undertake a residency in Taitung, Taiwan, at either the Taitung Art Museum or the Taitung Indigenous Cultural and Creative Industries Park.

About the residency

This programme aims to promote artistic exchange between Taitung on Taiwan’s picturesque east coast with artists from around the world. It is managed by the Taitung County Government.

Artists from various fields are invited to experience the multicultural heritage of Taitung, create art, and inspire collaborative works between Taiwan and other nations.

The interaction between foreign artists, especially indigenous artists, and the art community of Taitung is the primary theme of this project, with an overarching goal of enhancing friendly cultural exchange between Taitung and countries worldwide.

Applications are now closed.

The residency may take place in one of two locations:

Taitung Art Museum

Accommodation: single room with air-conditioning, bed, table and chairs, bathroom, and hairdryer. (excludes toiletries and other personal items).

The residency will be for 1-2 months to be completed before 30 November.

Taitung Indigenous Cultural and Creative Industries Park LIMA

Accommodation: single room with air-conditioning, bed, table and chairs, bathroom, and hairdryer. (excludes toiletries and other personal items).

The residency will be for 1-2 months to be completed before 31October.

The programme offers the following support:

  • Accommodation expenses.
  • Living expenses subsidy of up to NT$80,000 per person (depending on the duration of stay and expenditure for artwork materials and related expenses).
  • Workshop Materials Fee Compensation. (Depending on the needs of the artist).
  • Return Airfare and other costs directly related to travel (e.g. insurance).

Resident artists must:

  • give at least one lecture or workshop during their stay
  • submit one artwork during their stay for use by the Taitung County Government (including the copyright of the work).

Who can apply

Applicants must:

  • be professional, practicing visual artists. That is, they must make the bulk of their income from practising art or working within artistic fields
    have had at least one group and one solo show
  • be emerging to mid-career artists with a record of achievement. Students or artists within two years of finishing under-graduate study are not eligible to apply
  • be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently residing in New Zealand, and intending to live in New Zealand for at least one year after they complete the residency.

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

How to apply

Applications are now closed.