English and Chinese
April - May
Paid by host:
  1. Artist’s fee of NT 60,000 (about US$2,000) for creating the artwork and participating as an artist in the public programs and working with the school children and community residents.
  2. Round trip economy airfare from the artist’s home to Taipei, Taiwan (Taoyuan International Airport). Detailed travel instructions will be sent to selected artists, and artists must get the approval of the curator before booking tickets and keep all receipts for reimbursement when they arrive in Cheng Long.
  3. 25 days of accommodations in a local house with other international and Taiwanese artists. The houses will have a bedroom for each artist and a shared bathroom and kitchen for preparing meals.
  4. Meals provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. A local cook will prepare dinner for the artists; lunch will usually be at school with the children, and breakfast food will be provided for artists at the accommodations.
  5. Local transportation around Cheng Long and to scheduled site-seeing trips with the artists and volunteers. Bicycles will be provided for the artists to use around the village.
  6. Volunteer help from school children and adults in the community to create the artworks.
  7. Help to find local free recycled materials and natural materials to make the artworks.
Paid by artist:

Personal expenses, materials that the artist purchases.

Application guidelines:
  1. Artists should have experience working with children and communities to create large scale site-specific outdoor sculpture installations in public settings and involve ordinary people in their thoughts and process.
  2. The artists should also have an interest in environmental issues related to food production and sustainable living.
  3. The selected artists should be able to speak English and be able to get along well with other artists, the local community and school children.
  4. The selected artists should also introduce their home cultureand environmental issues to the students and community. They plan to select 5 or 6 international artists and Taiwaneseartists.
  5. The selected artists should use only natural and recycled materials and processes that will not harm the environment and encourage sustainability.

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Cheng Long Wetlands

Cheng Long Wetlands

International Environmental Art Project

This residency is for artists from around the world to create site-specific environmental sculpture installations focused on environmental issues working with the community and local elementary school students. Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific outdoor sculpture installation to be created during the 25-day artist in residency. This art project is an expansion of the 2010 and 2011 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Projects, going into the Village as well as the Wetlands. The selected artists will work with elementary school children and community residents to create large-scale sculpture installations focused on the theme of “Fishing for a Better Environment?” The artworks should reflect on environmental issues surrounding food production and emphasize organic aquaculture. Artworks will be in village public spaces, on abandoned buildings, and in the wetlands nature preserve, and artists will use recycled materials and natural materials to create their artworks that will stay on exhibition during one year.


A site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will celebrate the seafood producers and fishermen of Cheng Long area and raise awareness about environmental issues relating to seafood production, the main livelihood of Cheng Long residents.

Studio Information

Shared studio spaces in local houses, school and community center.

Accommodation Information

Artists live with local families and have an individual room and shared kitchen & bathroom. Meals are provided.


Cheng Long village and wetlands, Kuoho Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan (on the southwestern coast of Taiwan)

Contact information

Cheng Long Village
Kouhu Township, YUN 65341

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