To mark the 15th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival, the National Center for Traditional Arts is holding an open call for an inaugural residency program for both Taiwanese and foreign nationals who interested in the art of puppetry.
For its inaugural "Lanyang Artist-in-Residence Program,” the NCFTA has partnered with The Puppet & Its Double Theater (無獨有偶工作室劇團) to diversify the development of puppetry arts. Artists from Taiwan or abroad are welcomed to embrace the theme "Traditional & Contemporary Puppetry Arts: The Prospects of Synthetization.”
The Lanyang residency program will serve as a matchmaking platform among traditional and contemporary puppeteers, as well as those who seek to innovate in puppetry plays, music, and other related fields. Residency artists will gain the opportunity to stay at Lize Puppet Art Colony (利澤國際偶戲藝術村) and be mentored by art consultants, technical professionals, and theater directors.
Serving as a space for dialogue and collaboration, the program aims to provide an environment for local and international artists to live together, share, and create in Taiwan.
The Lanyang Artist-in-Residence Program will run for six weeks from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2016. Participating artists are required to serve a minimum residency of 30 days. The program is open to all international artists and the application deadline is Aug. 30, 2016. The application package is provided below.
To enhance the depth of international exchanges and collaborative creations, the National Center for Traditional Arts has positioned the 2016 Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival as a progressive arts festival facilitating the cultivation of talent, international exchanges, research, and the creation of new works. The 15th edition of the international festival will kick off in October.