Application Guidelines for Artist Residency at Triangle Arts Association 2019
I. The Taipei Cultural Center (TCC) in New York, through a grant from Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, offers for one Taiwanese or Taiwan-based visual artist/collective/curator a three-month artist-in-residency opportunity in 2019 at the Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn, New York.
II. About the residency
The term of the residency is three months, from March 1 to May 31, 2019. Triangle Arts Association provides the artist/curator/collective with a private studio space and 24-hour access to all communal facilities, as well as an open studio event during the residency. The field trips and curator visits offer invaluable access to international and local networks, as well as professional conversations and critique.
III. Applicant Qualification
Applicants must be Republic of China (Taiwan) nationals, and not banned from travelling abroad due to mandatory military service or other legal restrictions;
Non-student, including those who are taking leaves of absence from school;
Have not participated in any artist-in-residency program sponsored by the Ministry of Culture or Taipei Cultural Center in New York in the past three years.
Additional merits: proof of proficiency in English language (Accepted forms include TOFEL, CPE, TOEIC, GEPT, and IELTS.)
IV. Instructions for applying
Dates and Deadline: The open call runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 30, 2018. Application deadline is Dec. 30, 2018 at 23:59 Taipei time (10:59am New York time). Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications should be submitted online, and all materials, including CVs, should be in English and Chinese unless stated otherwise.
V. Application materials include:
- Bio, which should cover the applicant’s background, practice, significant accomplishments; in English (max. 300 words) and Chinese (max. 500 words).
- Artist’s statement, in English (max. 300 words) and Chinese (max. 500 words).
- Project plan for the residency, in English (max. 450) and Chinese (max. 750 words).
- What do you want from the program, and what can you bring to a small dialogue-based residency? (In English, max. 200 words)
- Images of your work: Images should be named with your artwork title in English, max. 10 photos.
- URLs: Links to applicant’s personal website or video work, max. 3.
- Two professional references: Information should include full name, position title, organization (if applicable), phone number, email address, and a short sentence stating your relationship to the reference. Please ensure that you have permission from the references. No need to include recommendation letters.
VI. Selection procedure
A local art professional, together with two TCC representatives, will review all eligible applications and decide on a short list of 8 to 10. Triangle Arts Association will review the finalists’ applications and select the winner of the residency grant. Video interviews may be arranged if necessary. The result will be announced in late January, 2019.
VII. Fees, stipends, and funding for the residency
- Residency fee: The monthly residency fee for the artist-in-residence will be paid to Triangle Arts Association by the TCC.
- Travel expenses and arrangements: The residency grant convers round trip air tickets between where the grantee is based and New York with a cap of $1700. In the event that an artist collective is selected, the collective is responsible for other members’ travel expenses.
- Living stipend: A monthly stipend of $2000 is provided to the grantee.
- Project fee: A total of $1,000 is provided to the grantee.
- Visa: The grant convers one person’s visa application fee.
- Travel accident insurance cost: The grant covers the cost of one person’s travel accident plan with a maximum protection of NTD 4 million.
- A written agreement will be made between the grantee and TCC, specifying the conditions of the residency.
- TCC and Triangle Arts Association will assist the grantee with their visa application. The grantee is responsible for travel and insurance arrangements, as well as for accommodation during the residency in New York.
- The grantee should submit a residency report detailing the development of the proposed project, major activities during the residency, as well as overall reflections and opinions/suggestions within one month of the residency (June 30, 2019).
- In the event that the grantee has to leave the residency for more than 7 days or drop out from the residency, the grantee should inform the TCC and Triangle Arts Association in advance and obtain TCC’s written consent, or risk cancelation of the residency.
Please note that the English version is a translation of the Mandarin guidelines. The Mandarin version shall prevail in case of discrepancies.
Artist Residency at Triangle Arts Association 2019