Siao-Long Cultural Park
Siao-Long Cultural Park is located in the Jiali district, on the northern outskirts of Tainan city. Jiali is a tranquil and leisurely small town with a laid-back lifestyle, located approximately 45 minutes’ drive from downtown Tainan. The park has evolved from the former Jiali Sugar Factory, where its revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses have successfully merged historic architecture with modern design in an area which is itself rich in history, culture and agriculture. As a cultural stronghold for traditional performance and folk arts, the park has transformed itself into a modern art venue which promotes artistic growth.
Siao-Long aims to foster international exchange with artists from around the world and thereby create a vibrant community of artists, both local and international, emerging and established. Resident artists will be living in close proximity to local craftsmen artisans and they are encouraged to take the community and the vibrant local culture as inspiration for their artworks. Artists have access to wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned, modern studio spaces, as well as galleries and theatres for exhibitions, workshops and performances.
AIR Theme for 2022 - In 1624, the Dutch built Fort Zeelandia in Anping District in Tainan, which means Tainan is the oldest civilized town in Taiwan. 2024 will mark the 400th anniversary of the establishment of Tainan as a town or city, so this year’s call for artists aims to focus on the exploration, representation or re-consideration of Tainan through the lens of historical, cultural and societal development. The theme will be centered on the meaning and significance of Taiwan’s (global) colonial past, on human migration, and on cultural and aesthetic perspectives of the 400 years of development of Tainan city.
- During the residency, the selected applicants should provide one type of presentation, such as an exhibition or a performance. If you would also like to hold a workshop, this would be highly welcomed.
- Approaching the end of the residency, the successful applicants are required to complete a report and questionnaire. The report should include details of the residents’ experience, the progress of the project and any relevant feedback.
- Placements of up to three months with free accommodation and studio space.
- The village has professional wheelchair accessible air-conditioned modern studio spaces, galleries and theatres for exhibitions, workshops and performances.
All selected artists can apply for accommodation; however, such accommodation is only for resident artists. To maintain the safety, living quality and rights of every single artist, the accommodation is not available for non-artists to stay overnight (including family members, assistants, partners or pets).