台北國際藝術村 Taipei Artist Village/Treasure Hill Artist Village
Taipei Artist Village is a multipurpose facility founded in 2001 by the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs for an Artist-in-Residence program. As part of the city’s program to revitalize vacant spaces, 13 rooms under the ordinance of the Taipei City Department of Public Maintenance and Construction were renovated to serve as studios and living accommodations and a dance studio and music room, etc. In 2010, the Treasure Hill Artist Village opened in existing buildings in a historical part of the city known as Treasure Hill in the Gongguan district that were renovated to serve as living spaces with studio and rehearsal rooms and indoor and outdoor exhibition space. The new center is used for an Artist-in-Residence program and as the Treasure Hill Traveler’s Hostel. Treasure Hill is now recognized as a historical district, and preservation efforts are being made along with efforts to gain recognition of the district as an arts community.
The program for artists in residence at Taipei Artist Village aims at not only building a multinational network of associative participation but also building a civil aesthetic of engagement with local arts and academic communities and interacting with the local residents and holding artist talk events and forums in affiliation with local not-for-profit galleries. Also with the aim of building an international arts support system, symposiums with invited specialists from Taiwan and abroad are held every year on different subjects ranging from Artist-in-Residence programs, arts education, international cultural exchange, arts policy and archives, etc.
The programs also include a focus on education for nurturing arts professionals through a volunteer program aimed at a broad demographic and an internship program aimed at students where participants can gain field experience and professional skills in areas from art theory and exhibition organization to event management. Workshops and a Children’s Art Camp are also held as programs to create an environment that encourages coexistence between the arts and the local communities with the aim of building platforms for people of different generations and social classes and people with different cultural backgrounds can think about contemporary society through the perspective of art.
On the Taipei Artist Village website, information about residency applications and artists that have taken part in residencies here until now, as well as information about Village events.
Taipei Artist Village/Treasure Hill Artist Village
Taipei Artist Village
7 Beiping East Road, Taipei TPE 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886-2-3393-7377 #108
Treasure Hill Artist Village
No. 2, Alley 14, Ln. 230 Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei TPE 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)