Open Call for Keelung Ciao in TAIWAN

Y Team / Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau

Entry Deadline: Jun. 23

181, Xinyi Road, Zhongzheng District
Keelung City, TW 202

Keelung is a harbor city located in the north-east of Taiwan. The people live here are keenly connected with water and tide(潮). The city is 3 sides surrounded by mountains and oversees the Pacific Ocean. It contains varied landscape: crowded city center which the first canal in Taiwan crossed over, beautiful seashore which contains sea cave and rocks (Waimushan seashore), local farms gathered terraced fields (Chitu District), and historical offshore island (Heping Island). The diversity of landscape and historical heritage are the treasury of Keelung. Building an art program which is compatible with marine culture, harbor tradition, and landscape of Keelung will be the important task of 2017 environmental art project. And we hope 2017 Keelung Ciao (基隆潮藝術) exhibition will help to carry a cultural movement into a next stage for the city and its citizen.

Keelung Ciao is looking for artist and the proposal.

Artist who is: Artist (individual, group or collective). No limit of creation form. Able to propose a project/artwork which responds to the curatorial statement. Able to executive the proposed project. The project should be site specific. Willing to work with local team including technician, volunteers and local communities. Highly interested in the Keelung’s history, landscape, environment and cultural scape. Good communication skill either Chinese or English. Open minded with different culture, having positive attitude, and willing to share experience. Able to participate the exhibition schedule including installation period (10th/Sep/2017- 4th/Oct/2017) and press release & opening (5th/Oct/2017-7th/Oct/2017).

Artist who has once been selected and invited to be showed in 2017 Keelung Ciao Exhibition will receive NT$70,000 (about USD$2300) to executive his/her proposal. The budget includes production and installation fee.

Supporting Staff: Keelung City Cultural Affair Bureau will recruit volunteers who have English/Chinese speaking ability to support artists during the installation period.
Transportation: To Keelung: For International Artist: A return economy class ticket from where artist live to Taipei Airport, Taiwan. and domestic transportation from airport to Keelung.
In Keelung: during installation period, the curatorial team will provide Keelung’s travel info and suggested public transportation from accommodation to exhibition site.

Accommodation: will be arranged by exhibition organizer and executive. All participating artists will have individual accommodation and working space.

Submission: Only online submission is accepted. Please submit the application and supporting material before 23rd June 2017, 00:00 (GMT+8). For detail, please visit: if you have any enquiry, please email to: [email protected]


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