Residency fee of 1.090US$ for individual artist or 1,790 US$ for artist duos. The residency fee covers the cost for accommodation, studio, 3 main meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transportation to/from Chiang Mai International airport, local tours and bicycle, a part-time assistant and an English-Thai translator.
ComPeung can assist with the application for outside grants by providing letters of support.
ComPeung is not only the first independent AiR program in Thailand, but also the longest ongoing program since 2007. They have hosted over 100 artists in a wide variety of disciplines from around the world. As an evolving art project, ComPeung encourages artists to explore and discover – not only new ideas, techniques, and networks, but also themselves as human beings though the process of creative activities and everyday living. ComPeung aims to be an open space for dialogues, encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiments, and exploring the interdependence between art, artists and society.
For artists who need time away from regular commitments to finish current projects, to reflect on their practice, or to explore and develop new works, ComPeung is the ideal place to do so. In an unregimented and relaxed atmosphere, artists have the freedom to focus on their work without having to worry about daily routines such as preparing meals. We hope that by living and working together in a tranquil setting with our team, the local community, and a small diverse group of artists, people will be inspired and challenged to explore possibilities and dreams. ComPeung offers genuine hospitality with fresh daily produce from the local market for delicious home-cooked meals, assistance where needed, and provides all the necessities for living in a semi-rural, tropical area.
The organizers do not expect the visiting artist to donate a work. For works of temporary nature, they expect that artists make arrangements with them regarding the dismantling of works and disposal of material. And the organizers expect to provide the artists with an inspiring and supportive environment to successfully pursue their projects.
ComPeung is located in Doi Saket, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand. Despite just being 20 km northeast of the city of Chiang Mai, Doi Saket has escaped the tourism trap so far. Due to its position Doi Saket is also the gateway to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle. With diverse local and ethnic communities traditional northern everyday culture is still very much alive in Doi Saket.
Not only the ComPeung site itself but various sites in its neighborhood and in Doi Saket, such as the lakes, the temples or the local market offer great opportunities to engage with the unique locality and the local community.