台灣藝文空間連線 Taiwan Art Space Alliance, TASA

「台灣藝文空間連線」(Taiwan Art Space Alliance, TASA)是一個以藝術進駐計劃、藝術人才培育、國際文化事務推廣、文化空間政策諫進為主要推展目標的聯盟。本協會由台灣各地藝術村經營人才及具有藝文空間營運經驗人士所籌組而成,以作為全台各藝文空間資源交換的整合平台,透過組織串連及活動規劃的方式齊力健全並壯大台灣藝術文化的整體環境。本協會期待更多藝文人士的加入,一同活絡並促進台灣與國際間藝術機構的合作以擴大國際互動的網路。

本協會主要任務為:增進台灣藝術進駐單位和藝文空間的經營與發展、協助政府單位推動各項文化建設、長期觀察國內藝術進駐與藝文空間之政策發展及研究、定期舉辦「年度會議」以分享藝術進駐與空間營運管理、論述與策略分析、定期舉辦國內藝術進駐和非營利空間的交流會、建立國內藝術進駐與藝術行政人才進修和育成等相關咨詢平台、參與國際性的藝術進駐聯盟來串聯台灣與國際藝術進駐之交流網絡、建立台灣藝文空間連線的網路資料庫,與國際共享網路資源。

本會在2015年籌備期間,發起人「台北國際藝術村」以「以藝術村作為方法」為主題,結合全台數十個藝術村的活力與動能,討論台灣藝文空間經營相關問題以及藝術村經營管理等問題,同時進一步希望能發起台灣藝術村聯盟年會。在2016年7月,「台北國際藝術村」舉辦第二屆台灣藝術村聯盟年會「藝術行動:節慶與地方振興」,亦召開成立大會,正式向內政部遞案申請成立全國性社會團體,於同年9月獲內政部核准成立,會員來自Lightbox攝影圖書室、台北國際藝術村、竹圍工作室、利澤國際偶戲藝術村、非常廟藝文空間、駁二藝術特區、蕭壠文化園區、總爺藝文中心、關渡美術館、寶藏巖國際藝術村…等,希望能藉由協會的成立來促成民間獨立專業的第三部門。

Taiwan Art Space Alliance (TASA) aims to facilitate, promote, and advocate artist-in-residence programs, talent cultivation, international arts affairs,and policies for art space.We are a group of experienced artist-in-residence organizers and art space curators, with the goal of creating a platform for better utilizing Taiwan’s art spaces and their resources. By connecting different organizations during the planning phases of events, TASA hopes to better Taiwan’s overall art and culture environment and visibility.In our strive to connect Taiwan to the world’s art community, TASA welcomes experienced individuals and art talents to join us to weave a larger international network.

TASA’s main missions include:
1. Facilitating management and development for artist-in-residence organizations and art spaces.
2. Assisting government authorities to promote cultural establishments.
3. Observing and research policies for artist-in-residence programs and art spaces in Taiwan.
4. Holding regular “annual meetings” to share discourse and strategic analyses of artist-in-residence programs and art space management.
5. Holding regular workshops to facilitate the development of artist-in-residence and non-profit art spaces in Taiwan.
6. Creating a consultation platform for life-long learning and talent incubation for Taiwan’s artist-in-residence and people in art-related administrative positions.
7. Engaging in international artist-in-residence programs to facilitate experience exchange with Taiwan’s organizations.
8. Establishing an online TASA database to share with the international art community.

During TASA’s implementation days, its initiator, Taipei Artist Village, used the concept of artist village and engaged dozens of art villages in Taiwan and optimised their creative energy to foster discussions on issues such as art space management and art village operations in Taiwan.

In July, 2016, TASA held its second annual convention, titled “Art Action: Festival and Community Revitalization,” along with its founding ceremony, where TASA submitted its application to become an officially registered national civil organization with the Ministry of the Interior, which was approved in September of the same year. TASA members include Lightbox Photo Library, Taipei Artist Village, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Lize Puppet Art Colony, VT Artsalon, Pier-2 Art Center, Siao-Long Cultural Park, Tsung Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Treasure Hill Artist Village, among others. In the future, TASA hopes to create an independent and professional third sector for non-governmental organisations and independent practitioners.