Sunday, November 21, 2010


WHAT: 2011 Open Call for Emerging Artists
WHERE: Taipei, Taiwan
DEADLINE: December 12, 2010
WHEN: 2011
WHO: Artists, curators, researchers, arts professionals, community and arts advocates

The Bamboo Curtain Studio has been actively supporting creative talents for the past 15 years.  Within our four reused spaces, we have been celebrating the arts and empowering the lives of over 200 local and 30 international artists, with much sharing across communities, collaborating regional and exchanging international.

Since 2009, Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) has launched an Emerging Artists Program, to serve the local and international cultural practitioners, by providing one-month free exhibition or residency space.

After the successful results in 2009 and 2010, we are very happy to announce the open call of 2011. We’ll again provide 6 opportunities for, exhibition space, production residency, visiting residency, and/or curatorial research for 2011.  We especially welcome applicants working in any of these three fields: cross discipline arts, ecology and environment, and community engagement projects.

All projects selected by our jury will be offered either a free exhibition and/or residency for up to one month.  However, successful candidates will need to cover their own travel and living cost during their stay in Taiwan.

Who can apply:
+ artist / curator / researcher / culture worker/ arts professional
+ open for all age, media, and nationality

+ Community interaction
+ Dialogue between art and environment / ecology
+ Cross discipline arts

How to apply:
Please send the following materials before 2010/12/12 to
(please highlight your application as “Emerging Artists Program 2011” on the email)

+ Project plan within one page of A4
+ Outreach plan
+ Resume and portfolio (link or website)
+ Name and contact information of one reference person/organization from your country.

The selected artists will be informed by email on the 25th Dec, after the jury committee makes the final decision.

The Bamboo Curtain studio is thankful for the support by the “New art spaces program” of the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.
Bamboo Curtain Studio is located next to a subway stop, and is only 30 minutes from downtown Taipei.  It is a converted chicken farm with four studio cum residency complexes and three outdoor spaces, with facilities and equipments for various performing and sculptural / ceramic arts.

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