AIR in Tainan Program

Q1.What is AIR in Tainan?

As the oldest city in Taiwan, Tainan is unique because of its profound historical context, traditional folk beliefs, the regeneration of old buildings, and the variety of art spaces. Tainan City Government has launched open calls for its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program to select international and domestic artists to be placed in Tainan. For many artists, taking a residency is one method of exploring their art practice, while simultaneously discovering a different culture. Currently, there are two sites managed by the Tainan City Government, namely Soulang Cultural Park and Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center.

Q2.What is the difference between Soulang Cultural Park and Tseng-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center?

Soulang Cultural Park and Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center are both managed by Tainan City Government, and the program provisions are identical, although their historical and cultural contexts and gallery spaces are quite different. For further information, applicants and other interested parties are invited to download the files from Document Download on the front page of website: ‘Soulang Cultural Park: Space and Environment’ and ‘Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center: Space and Environment’.

Online registration

Q3.Where can I download a full version of the application information?

The link may be found on the right-hand side of the front page on the application website.

Q4.How can I register online?

Please click the ‘Register’ link on the front page. After you have successfully registered, an email will be sent automatically to your given email address, which will be your account ID.

Q5.Why can’t I log in after registration?

Please confirm the ID and password in advance. If you are still unable to log in, please email us.

Q6.I have forgotten my password. What should I do?

When you register online, the system will automatically send a confirmation letter to your registered email address. This will contain your ID and password. If you cannot find the confirmation letter, please check your spam folder, as sometimes emails will be tagged incorrectly as spam.

Application and residence

Q7.Other than the online application system, may an artist send a residency plan to the official email address directly?

We only accept online applications. Please be sure to fill out the application before the deadline.

Q8.I’m a foreign artist, but I inadvertently selected the Chinese version of the application system. How do I switch to the English version?

Please use another email address to re-apply. Alternatively, please email us to delete the original application ID and re-register. At the first step ‘Account settings’, please choose ‘English’ first and then click ‘Submit’.

Q9.Can artists apply as a duo/team?

Yes, applications are certainly welcomed by duos or teams. In the name column, you should enter either an artist’s name as the representative, or enter the team name. In addition, please state clearly in the residency plan that you are a duo/team, and in the records and awards column you must introduce details of what you have done in previous programs as a duo/team. If this is your first time to apply as a duo/team, please also state this in the residency plan, and introduce separately details of each members’ records or awards.

*Please note that if you apply as a duo/team and are selected, your subsidy for living expenses is for a team, rather than for each single artist. For example, if two artists apply as a duo and are selected, the living expenses will be NT$30,000, which means the subsidy of NT$30,000 is for two artists, rather than for each single artist. In addition, the accommodation is provided for resident artists ONLY. To maintain the safety, living quality and rights of every single resident artist, the accommodation is not available for artists’ family members, partners or assistants to stay overnight. Pets are also forbidden from the premises. If you are a couple and are both artists, please apply as a duo/team.

Q10.Who is eligible to apply for the AIR in Tainan program?

We welcome applicants who are interested in Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts and Performance. Artists working in the field of Photography may only apply for a place at Soulang Cultural Park.

Q11.Can an artist decide on the duration of the residency?

Each artist is required to choose their preferred residency period during the submission process on the application website. When the final results have been announced, Soulang and Tsung-Yeh will confirm the exact residency period with the selected artists.

Q12.I am a graduate student. May I apply for the AIR in Tainan program?

The program is open to all adult artists (aged 20 years and above). Please ensure you can fulfill the residency requirements.


Q13.Does the subsidy include any airfares?

Unfortunately, there are no airfare subsidies. Artists are required to cover this cost.

Q14.Can an artist apply for a subsidy for any assistants’ fees?

According to the residency program, if an applicant requires an assistant (i.e., someone who is not an applicant), it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the Soulangh Artist Village in the application form, and all eligible expenses for such assistants will be included in the subsidy. No additional expenses will be provided for assistants after submission of the application.

Q15.In terms of the living expenses subsidy, is NT$30,000 per month sufficient to support the cost of living in Tainan?

On average, the living cost per person in Tainan is approximately NT$15,000 to 20,000 per month.

Q16.How should the project fee be calculated?

The project fee refers to the full cost of the exhibition/performance the selected artists will be required to complete during the residency. It covers the subsidy for the Presentation expenses. The maximum allocation is NT$150,000 (including tax) per artist/duo/team, and will be paid directly to the relevant contractors.

The above expenses include: providing a service or materials used in completing workshops, exhibitions and performances, materials fees, brochure design and printing, dissemination, translation fees and expenses for a press conference. Any transportation fees for works are excluded.

Exam and result

Q17.How will the applications be assessed?

Applicants will be assessed directly by the jury committee through the uploaded application data.

Q18.Where can the results of the assessments be found?

The results will be announced on the Soulang Cultural Park and Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center official website, and will be emailed to the successful candidates by October 2023.

Artist accommodation

Q19.Can artists bring members of their family or a companion to stay in the artists’ accommodation?

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).


Q20.If you have any further questions, please contact us:

Soulang Cultural Park:
Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center: