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 bamboo.culture2009@gmail.com

(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.

Besides this ‘emerging artists program’, we welcome you to apply BCS residency any time, please enquire about costs and dates of availability of our venues (attachment below).

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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Bamboo Curtain Studio and Bamboo Culture International

We have been Celebrating Arts and Empowering Lives for the past 15 years!

Come join us!



e-mail: bamboo.culture2009@gmail.com

telephone: 886 2 88093809

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.