Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei
Applications deadline: March 31, 2013
Situated in southwest of Taipei Basin, Yingge is known as Jingdezhen of 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 foreign, to come experiencing the life in a pottery town through a one-to-three-month short-term residency program.
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 program is three months in length and takes place from July to November in 2013.
Benefits and Responsibilities
The museum offers each artist in residence:
1) A round-trip travel subsidies (up to the equivalent of high speed rail fare in economy class for domestic travelers/up to the equivalent of international airfare in economy class for international travelers).
2) A daily stipend of NTD$600 (60 USD), which includes income 20% tax withholding (actual NTD$480 per day) up to 90 days.
3) An independent studio apartment, semi-open studio spaces.
4) Basic studio materials needed during the creative process not exceeding NTD$30,000 (1000 USD).
A selection committee composed of relevant experts, scholars, and museum representatives reviews all applicants and decides the final list. A notice will be mailed to all candidates on Apr 15th 2013 after final result is confirmed. The short list of candidates will be posted at the same time on the official website of the museum.
The artists’ works may be consigned for sale to the museum’s gift shop on recommendation of the museum.(Issues for consignment sale may be discussed separately).
During the residency, the artists will be arranged to make contributions to the Yingge community in the context of seminars, speeches, workshops, or courses. The artists shall offer one-third of the artwork created during the residency to the museum for educational purposes without any objection.
Apply now by submitting the following documents
1) Application Form (Appendix 1)
2) Autobiography and Project Proposal (Appendix 2)
3) Artwork Basic Information Form (Appendix 3), along with an artist profile, which shows your artwork created within the past two or three years, in any digital format, and the digital image of the artwork (in JPG format at 300dpi, sized no more than 1 MB per file).
Please burn the above-mentioned application documents (i.e. (1) Application Form, (2) Autobiography and Project Proposal, and (3) Artwork Basic Information Form and an artist profile) to a CD; and mail two copies of the CD to the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum.
ATTN: Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program
No. 200, Wenhua Rd., Yingge Dist
New Taipei City, 23942
Above: Johnson Tsang, Splash of Wonder, 2011, Porcelain, 124 × 38 × 18 cm. Resident in 2012. Awarded Grand Prize of 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale.