September to November (2 months)
Paid by host 


  1. For foreign country artists, NT$ 30,000 each for flights costs.
  2. Selected artists have free dormitory provided by this project organizers, NT$ 30,000 each for production costs.
Application guidelines 

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to visual artists (including photographers), writers, performers, musicians, and filmmakers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by the sugar refinery historical scene.

Application form,

  1. Visual Art: Print, multimedia, sculpture, pottery, electronic arts, etc.
  2. Performance Art: Both modern and classic, experiments and productions.
  3. Others: Dramas, fictions, poetry, researches, etc. Other forms of arts are welcomed as well.

Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village

Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village

Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist in Residence


The 10th Kio-A-Thau Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program provides domestic and international artists with opportunities to reside in the 103-year-old county grade historical site, Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery, to develop their new artistic projects. To continue promoting the space as center of Kaohsiung County's creative industry, the AiR program encourages artists with creative thinking and personal expression to pursue artistic development through their experience in living and working at this scenic sugar plant.


During the residency period, artists have to help the organizer promote culture and art education and present their achievements while at the village. At the end of the residency, the artists will be asked to donate one representative piece of artwork, inspired by or created during the residency, to Kio-A-Thau AiR’s collection.

Accommodation Information 

Private rooms and shared rooms are provided.

Studio Information 

There are 7 studios situated on this villages. More information: Introduction of Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village.



By MRT: Kio A Thau Sugar Refinery Station (R22)

By Train: Kio A Thau Station

Nearest international airport: Kaohsiung International Airport (40 minutes MRT, then take 1 minute walk to KAT Artist-in-Residence)

No. 42 Gangshan S. Rd.
Gangshan Township KHH 820
Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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