Taiwan – Australia: Indigenous Artist in Residence Program

We are thrilled to present our new Residence Exchange program for Australian and Taiwanese Indigenous Artists. A collaboration between Artback NT and the Indigenous Peoples Cultural Development Centre Taiwan, the program is generously supported by the Northern Territory Government, Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples and the Australian Office in Taipei. Formalised with a Memorandum of Collaboration, the program presents a unique opportunity for cultural exchange between First Nations artists.

Each year throughout 2018 and 2019, an Indigenous artist from the Northern Territory and an Indigenous artist from Taiwan will undertake a six-week residency in each other’s respective countries.

The mutual aims of the exchange are to:

  • highlight the diversity of First Nations experiences
  • promote the unique cultures, languages and histories within Australia and Taiwan
  • provide audiences with sophisticated contemporary representations of First Nations perspectives

Applications for the 2018 Artist in Residence in Taiwan are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in April.

The sixweek residency will be based in the community of Rinari, Pingtung County, South Taiwan between May – December, 2018 – as negotiated with the successful applicant. The residency is open to Indigenous artists based in the NT working across any art form including visual arts, music and dance.

The program includes:

  • Artist fee of $6,000 for the full 6 weeks
  • Travel costs including flights and accommodation
  • Appropriate studio space and other back up support as
  • Interpretative assistance: English – Chinese
  • Assistance to showcase work completed during residency
  • Up to $1000 for freight and materials as required

Relevant forms and info:

Program flyer 

Residency Guidelines 


Louise Partos

Executive Officer

PO Box 535
Darwin, NT 0801


08 8941 1444