台北｜寶藏巖國際藝術村Taipei Artist Village | Treasure Hill
An international artist village is founded, not just on economic wherewithal, but on the determination to read the text of a city as an extension of the creative influence of culture.Stated concretely, pursuing the two major tasks of artist exchanges and a residency program, Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village are building a multinational network through associative participation. This includes a significant infrastructure of connections including residencies, exhibitions, seminars, performances, publications, a website, and a Facebook presence.More precisely, both Taipei Artist Village, located in the heart of the city, and Treasure Hill Artist Village, nestled in a historical community, hope to provide an open space to Taiwanese artists, writers, critics and other individuals interested in art and culture, as well as non-profit organizations, national agencies and other international institutions – a space without national borders that transcends the restrictions and frameworks of regional cultures and political conditions, that creates free, open exchange from a higher vantage point.
板橋435藝文特區 Banqiao 435 Art Zone
Banqiao 435 Art Zone provides citizens with a public space where they can feel, experience and practice arts so that art is closely connected with their daily lives to create pleasure and sensation. A series of courses and exhibitions are also being held in the zone, which fully embodies its goal of combining teaching with learning. There are not only lots of flowers and plants in the zone, but also a vast green land. The European-style Zhongzheng Memorial Hall is situated at the entrance, with a façade constructed by the towering and symmetrical Doric Columns and exquisitely carved mountain walls which look simple yet gorgeous with the adornment of white sand and a fountain. It has indeed become the backyard of lots of photographing lovers. “Construction makes a city strong and cultural cultivation allows for a city to become great”! We have no doubts that Banqiao 435 Art Zone will become a dream art base for the New Taipei City citizens.
蕭壠文化園區 Siao-Long (Soulangh) Cultural Park
蕭壠文化園區前身為臺南佳里糖廠倉庫群，佔地約13.8公頃。日治時期運糖的火車鐵道，串連起14棟倉庫，形成深具特色的南、北兩條廊道。佳里糖廠特有的人文風貌與綠蔭建築之美，閒置空間再利用後賦予其新的使命與面貌，以藝文基地的嶄新面貌重回人們的生活中。2013 年，蕭壠國際藝術村正式成立，公開徵選全球藝術家進駐，以「現地製作(Site-Specific)」為駐村主題；並與竹圍工作室、台北國際藝術村、關渡美術館、韓國光洲美術館、奧地利薩爾斯堡文化廳、英國Charnwood Arts 藝術機構、紐約COPE NYC、iii荷蘭當代藝術機構等建立藝術家薦送交流平台。蕭壠國際藝術村以遼闊的創作空間及豐富的歷史人文素材為特色，期能持續為成為豐碩藝術創作的沃土，和推廣當代藝術的基地而努
In the heart of the fertile Jianan Plains between historic Siraya National Scenic Area and ecologically rich Taijiang National Park, Siao-Long Cultural Park arose from the former Jiali Sugar Factory. The Siao-Long Cultural Park’s revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses successfully merge historic architecture with modern design in an area rich in history, culture and agriculture. The park is a cultural stronghold for traditional performance and folk arts and is emerging as a modern art venue that promotes artistic growth.
竹圍工作室 Bamboo Curtain Studio
The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields, for short visits or specific projects.The Studio aims to assist in the further understanding and development of emerging art trends in Taiwan. It endeavors to promote cross-cultural exchanges by lifting barriers, and provides a creative environment for needed time, space and facilities for production, residencies on site, servicing artists in their research, testing and trial run of their products and services.
利澤國際偶戲藝術村 Lize Puppet Art Colony
A revitalized barn in Yilan now hosts the very first art colony in Taiwan targeting contemporary puppetry. On the basis of Puppet and Its Double’s twenty-year effort in the area, it attempts to establish a fascinating creative space to explore the possibilities of puppetry, to provide interactive art-and-cultural experience, to organize performances and exhibitions, to educate, and so as to inspire everyone with the infinite imagination in the intriguing world of art.As a global art colony newly established to popularize puppetry, Lìzé Puppet Art Colony is not merely an important cultural spot in Yilan but also a creative hub and training base for Taiwanese puppet artists to connect to the world. Equipped with the puppet exhibition, a professional puppet building workshop, artists’ studios, rehearsal halls, performance spaces, it is one of the largest multipurpose artistic spaces for contemporary puppetry.The regular programs taking place here include artist-in-resident projects, puppetry workshops, masterclasses, collaboration projects, and an international network bringing performances from other countries together, followed by in-depth tours related to the art of puppetry and the Lìzé International Puppet Festival to make puppetry more accessible to Taiwanese of all ages and to make an impressive glocalized presence on the international space.
新濱碼頭藝術空間 The Sin Pin Pier Art Space
The Sin Pin Pier—Absolutely Art Space (Sin Pin Pier) was first formed in August 1997 by more than 30 members, who were mostly elite members of the Kaohsiung City Modern Painting Association. Consequently, the Sin Pin Pier has a close tie with the Kaohsiung City Modern Painting Association. In view of the endeavors of the Sin Pin Pier to promote artistic and cultural activities in Southern Taiwan and the artistic capacities that have been accumulated in this space over the years, the executive committee of the Sin Pin Pier, which was led by Huang Wen-yung, proposed to redefine the Sin Pin Pier as a public good. To ensure the sustainable operation of the Sin Pin Pier, the executive committee reached a consensus to establish an independent civil association.On January 10, 2009, the restructured Kaohsiung City Sin Pin Art Society was officially registered.
VT Artsalon 非常廟藝文空間
A young artist-run group named Very Temple formed back about 20 years ago in Taipei, Taiwan. At its initial stage, the group has allied with various parties, holding exhibitions on an irregular basis with no fixed exhibition venue, and achieving their artistic ideals with guerrilla-like practices. The group members might not have imagined that “Very Temple” could stick to this course for 20 years. It can be said that this group has carved out an evolutionary path of art. In 2006, this guerrilla force with united talents resulted in the establishment of VT Artsalon (hereafter referred to as VT). This gallery complex was found by a team of curators and artists, including Jui-Chong Yao, Wen-Chi Chen, Wei-Cheng Tu, Chun-Hao Chen, Sean C. S. Hu, Dar-Kuen Wu, Hui-Yu Su, and Isa Ho. They orientate VT towards transdisciplinary performance, exhibition and exchange, and devote their energies to promoting arts outside the mainstream. With the spirit of local touch and innovation, VT has made several adjustments to its space in the following years. It made a new start after moving to its new home on Xin-Sheng North Road in 2012. Since then, it has re-orientated itself towards holding professional exhibitions and developing various interlinking art projects.
新樂園藝術空間 Shin Leh Yuan Art Space
Shin Leh Yuan (Which Means New Paradise) Art Space Is An Artist’s Collective-Operative Gallery. Established In 1995, It’s Now On The Seventeenth Year. Members’ Change Takes Place Every Two Years. In This Way, We Try To Input New Experience And Experiment To Both The Creation Of Artwork And The Operation Of The Art Space.
The Core Idea Of Running This Space Is To Make It As A Container, To Infuse Or To Diffuse, To Let Things Happen Flowingly And Flexibly. We Hold Exhibitions Every Month, Along With Artist Slide Shows And Various Art Talks.
新竹市鐵道藝術村前身為臺鐵倉庫，興建年代約在1941-1950 年間，由紅磚、杉木衍架、水泥瓦構成，室內無任何支柱。1997 年文建會推動「鐵路藝術網絡」計畫，在新竹市政府規劃下變為，3-5 號倉庫被指定為藝術村。經過數度整修後， 2004 年正式開館，並於2015 年被登錄為歷史建物。2016 年開始，智邦藝術基金會接受新竹市政府文化局委託經營新竹市鐵道藝術村，從「培育及扶植藝術家」及「發展藝術教育」兩個面向出發，讓藝術村作為育成中心：不只是藝術家們的工作室、展覽空間，這裡也是孵化藝術行政、展策人員實作的第一現場。藝術村也肩負起藝術教育推廣的責任，結合地人才資源，合力開設工作坊、講座、課程，希望推廣藝術思維，和大眾一起探索世界。
曉劇場 Shinehouse Theatre
Shinehouse Theatre was founded in 2006, Taipei, whose creations range from literature adaptation to social awareness all the way to the city; from reinterpreting classic literature through theatre, to concerning our community as a co-living group, to documenting the change of cities. Recently, they based themselves in Wanhua. They aim to reflect contemporary society through each of its productions, as well as documenting our present environment. Based in Wanhua for many years, Shinehouse Theatre focuses on social issues, using local ingredients as one of their main motivations for their creations. In their 「擺渡艋舺」series, they have street interview with local homeless and sex workers, documenting their life stories, seeking for the truth beyond standard stereotype impressions. In their Armageddon Trilogy, they discussion about the aggression of dominant cultures, civil rights, personal relationship with the society, and various aspects of humanity, which ends up in a series of published plays. In 2019, Shinehouse Theatre hosts the “Want-to-Dance” festival. Through unconventional theatre spaces in Wanhua, the three-day festival leads to an exchange in dance, with a total of 30 domestic and international groups contribute to more than 60 shows, simultaneously presented in 6 different locations.
Shinehouse Theatre also seeks expanding abroad recently, including art festivals in Shanghai, Bangkok, Japan, and many other places. In 2019, they are attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Shinehouse Theatre strikes for pieces that are cross-language and cross-cultural, bring audiences with different backgrounds toward the same movement as our common life trajectories under the power of theater.