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Artists Residency

2019 TAIWAN CERAMICS RESIDENCY PROGRAM WANTED!
2019 TAIWAN CERAMICS RESIDENCY PROGRAM WANTED!

About TAIWAN CERAMICS RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Situated in southwest of Taipei Basin, Yingge is famous in Taiwan for its plentiful supply of clay, convenient transportation, and various types of kilns. While its neighbor, Sanshia, has a rich cultural heritage, the town is blessed with enchanting historical ambience.

The Yingge Ceramics Museum was opened in 2000. Since then, the museum has dedicated itself to preserving the town’s cultural legacy while instilling new energy into the area. With such conviction, we decide to encourage ceramic artists, both local and global, to come experiencing the life in a pottery town through a one-to-three-month short-term residency program.

 

Residency Theme A: Aesthetics of Living – Functional ware

The shapes of objects are related to their function and purposes. Ceramic utensils are inseparable from the Taiwanese food and tea culture. It not only brings out the beauty in cuisine and tea, but creates a unique experience for the users. This indicates the inseparable relationship between food and culture. The Yingge Ceramics Museum is providing an opportunity for artists to develop functional ware that can be inspired through cultural exchange.

 

Residency Theme B: Installation Art – Community Collaboration

Community is a spatial unit, a network of social relations, in which people live together and are social a unit that has a collective identity. To fulfill the museum’s community role, the Yingge Ceramics Museum invites artist to propose a project that can contribute to community collaboration which highlights the needs and characteristics of the local community, this includes collaborative artwork creations , educational projects, building connections within the community, interactive performance projects…etc.

 

Qualifications

The residency program is open to both foreign and domestic artists. Interested applicants must have at least two years of experience in ceramic creation.

 

Residency Period

Residency program is three months in length and takes place from January to March, April to June, July to September, and October to December in 2019.

 

Application Deadline

Applications are now being accepted. The application deadline is Aug 10th, 2018

 

Benefits and Responsibilities*1

The museum offers each (group of) artist in residence

  • A round-trip travel subsidies.*2
  • 600 per day (NTD.564 after Tax) as daily stipend up to 90 days.
  • Basic studio materials needed during the residency creative process not exceeding NTD 30,000.
  • A shared apartment and a semi-open studio space.

Artists’ feedback includes:

Theme A:

  • Every artist should be present at the work space at least 17 days per month during the 3-month residency period.
  • The artists shall offer a set of productive and functional ware created during the residency to the museum for educational purposes without any objection. All rights to use the product belong to the museum.
  • During the residency, the artists will be arranged to make functional ware  workshops.

Theme B:

  • Every artist should be present at the work space at least 17 days per month during the 3-month residency period.
  • Execute the community cooperation plan according to the content of proposal.

*1 note: Benefits and responsibilities aim at a (group of) artist. If you’re a team with several people, the museum still only offers one benefit.

*2 note: For foreign artists, up to the equivalent of international airfare in economy class; for Taiwanese artists, up to the equivalent of high speed rail fare in economy class only.

 

Selection Process

A selection committee composed of relevant experts, scholars, and museum representatives reviews all applicants and decides the final list of 9 candidates (including at least 2 Taiwanese artists. If no qualified candidates, vacancies shall be maintained). A notice will be mailed to all candidates on Sep 21st 2018 after final result is confirmed. The short list of candidates will be posted at the same time on the official website (available at http://www.ceramics.ntpc.gov.tw) of the museum.

 

How to Apply

Are you interested in being an artist in residence in the town of Yingge? Apply now!

Method 1

【step 1】download the application form.

【step 2】prepare the files below:

  • Application Form(in word format)
  • JPG files of your 10 artworks, which you showed in the application form.(sized between1~3MB)

【step 3】send your files

Please send your files titled “2019 Taiwan Ceramics Residency Application - (your name)” to ycmresidency@gmail.com , Mr. Chu.

 

Method 2

【step 1】Go to Ceramics Academy Website (https://academy.ceramics.ntpc.gov.tw/en-us/Home.htm). Sign up and log in.

【step 2】Go to Residency Program→2019 Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program→Application.

※ Please keep a copy of your application for your records

※ All incomplete applications will NOT be considered.