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Call for Entries — 2018 Residency Program at RU, New York

  • Date:2018-02-07

Taipei Cultural Center in New York is proud to announce the 2018 open call for two Taiwanese artists for a four-month residency each at Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York City. Artists that specialize in visual arts and performance arts, as well as curators are encouraged to submit their applications. Applications are due February 7, 2018.

This program is generously supported by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan). The residency covers round-trip air tickets to and from New York City, a monthly allowance of $2000 to cover living costs during the residency, and a $1000 exhibition production stipend.

RU, a non-profit art organization established in New York in 2009, supports the creative process and promotes exchange through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. Moving beyond the traditional studio model, RU forges strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer flexible and customized residencies to meet individual goals and needs. RU is particularly committed to promoting multidisciplinary practices and building lasting connections between residents and the broader arts community.

Apart from the aforementioned stipends from the MoC, this program also provides:

• Access to RU’s shared, co-working space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn. Individual studios are NOT available.

• Ongoing logistical and technical support from the RU staff for the successful realization of artists’ project or development of their practice.

• Participation in field trips and workshops.

• Weekly curatorial studio visits to ensure artists have access to peers and creative feedback on their work. Each residency will conclude with a public presentation of their new work at the RU event space or at a partnering venue.

• Through RU’s extensive network, artists will engage with RU’s roster of international artists.

Applicants must be ROC (Taiwan) citizens with an active professional practice in the discipline of visual or performance art (proof of works presented publicly over the past three years required). Students (temporary suspension included), those restricted from leaving the country due to military service obligations or other legal issues, and those that have participated in other MoC-supported residency programs over the past three years are not eligible. A jury of RU and TCC staff will select the candidates based on the artistic quality of his/her work; quality of the proposed project; likely benefit to the artist from RU’s tailored residency; artist’s interest in engaging with the RU community and overall residency experience. Winners will be announced in late Feb. on TCC’s website. For more details of the program and application requirements, please see the attachment.

Attachment: Application guidelines (in Chinese) and forms (in Chinese and English)