The Taiwanese Contemporary Arts Residency was initiated in 2007 as a partnership between SITUATE and the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) / Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KdMoFA), Taiwan.
This contemporary art residency opportunity will run across September and October 2020 for a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of eight weeks. Specific dates will be confirmed with the successful applicant in discussion with the partners.
TNUA/KdMoFA provides the following support to the successful applicant:
an economy class return ticket to Taipei;
a studio and apartment residency hosted by KdMoFA and TNUA, which is located a little over an hour north of Taipei via train;
a modest stipend (excluding insurance, freight, materials, and transportation expenses);
personal support for the duration of the residency.
Further, the successful applicant acknowledges the following:
that it is the applicant's responsibility to arrange valid international health insurance for the duration of their stay at TNUA/KdMoFA;
that all insurance, freight, materials, and transportation expenses (excluding airfares) are the applicant’s responsibility (applicants should acknowledge the financial responsibilities of participating in this residency; those who are unable to commit to this responsibility are advised either to not apply, or to source additional funding in advance of making application);
that an exhibition is not a guaranteed component of this residency;
should an exhibition be arranged on the applicant's behalf by TNUA, the applicant will be expected to participate in the exhibition; and
that the applicant may be requested to present presentations on their art practice or residency project at both TNUA in Taiwan and RMIT in Melbourne.
Candidates are eligible if they are:
a graduate of an Honours or Postgraduate program within the RMIT University College of Design and Social Context;
a current student of an Honours or Postgraduate program within the RMIT University College of Design and Social Context;
a current staff member of the RMIT University College of Design and Social Context (including fixed-term, continuing and casual staff);
proposing a project that is located within a contemporary arts practice.
Please note that shortlisted applicants may be requested to provide evidence of their eligibility.
The selection criteria includes the following evenly weighted criteria:
Quality | Projects should be critical, innovative and contribute to contemporary cultural and social discourse.
Relevance | Projects should consider their relevance and contribution to the Intersect Program, RMIT, our partners and broader audiences.
Feasibility| Projects should have the capacity for timely and quality delivery.
The successful candidate will be invited to undertake a residency for 6 to 8 weeks in September to October 2020.
Applications must be submitted by close of business (5pm) on Thursday 31 October 2019.