Reciprocal Residencies

Since 2010 Asialink has partnered host organisations around Australia with hosts in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan.  

Residents applying for the Korea-NSW or Taipei-Fremantle residencies should be aware that they will be awarded a $9,000 Asialink grant towards their airfare, daily living expenses and materials. Up to $3,000 in-kind support will be offered by the Asian host organisation in the form of accommodation, hosting, studio space and exhibition/project costs.

residents applying to the Japan-ACT residency should be aware that this is a six-week residency. Both the Australian and Japanese recipients of this residency will be awarded a $6,000 Asialink grant towards their airfare, daily living expenses and materials. Up to $3,000 in-kind support will be offered by the Asian host organisation in the form of accommodation, hosting, studio space and exhibition/project costs.

These residencies are direct exchanges and applicants must be from the Australian state/territory specified in the information below.

Please note that artists from Asia cannot directly apply for this program to Asialink. Artists from Singapore, Korea and Taiwan are proposed to Asialink by our international host partners on an annual basis.
Applicants can only select one of these hosts to apply to:


Japan - ACT Reciprocal Residency

In 2016 Asialink will partner for the first time with leading glass institutions Canberra Glassworks and Toyama Glass Studio for this pilot exchange. This is Asialink's first reciprocal residency developed specifically for craft artists. Each resident will undertake a six-week residency; the exchange may occur at different times, to enable the Australian and Japanese artists to meet each other in-country and introduce one another to networks, settings and opportunities.

Applicants for this residency must have a basic level of glass skills, and awareness of working in a hot glass workshop.

 Applicants for this exchange must be from the ACT

Toyama Glass Studio, Toyama, Japan

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Toyama glass studio was established by the Toyama City Government in 1994, for the purpose of developing and supporting glass art and craft professionals, for the popularisation and cultivation of glass art and craft, and for the promotion of a glass art and craft industry.

We train young glass artists to be independent professionals who can contribute to the local and global glass art and craft fields. To broaden the base for the culture of and promote the attractiveness of glass to citizens, we organise various interactive events and courses. In addition, we hold glass art and craft exhibitions and exchange programs in Japan and overseas to create a new market and network.


Art Form/s Visual Art (applicants must have basic glass skills)
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 8 April - 22 May 2016
Potential opportunities Open studio; Exhibition; meet local artist and networks
Location and transport 20 minutes by car to the city centre. 15 minutes by foot to the nearest shops. Car, train, bus available nearby.
Facilities

On site accommodation, Shared studio/work space, Internet, Three glass workshops with a total of 15 glassblowing benches; Kilns; Cold workshop; Public viewing area;

Accommodation provided?

Yes, with private bathroom, private kitchen, private living room and shared workspace. Accommodation is provided by Toyama Glass Studio. Residents to Toyama Glass Studio will receive $6,000 for six weeks from Asialink.

Fees Material fees may apply
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website http://www.toyama-garasukobo.jp 


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Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, ACT

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Canberra Glassworks is a dynamic, professional working glassworks providing local, national and international contemporary glass artists with access to state-of-the-art equipment and a unique context to explore, develop and realise new Australian work. It is the only arts institution of its type in Australia, completely dedicated to contemporary glass, one of few like it internationally.

It is valued by nationally and internationally renowned artists for its sophisticated equipment and facilities which allow them to work collaboratively and to a large scale. Its annual program includes exhibitions, artist access programs and community engagement programs and it provides contemporary glass for sale.

Operating since 2007, it was established as a special initiative of the ACT Government through Arts ACT. It is a tourist attraction and approximately 50,000 people visit each year to see and engage with artists working throughout the building. It is housed in the historic Kingston Power House in the developing and visionary Kingston Arts Precinct.



Art Form/s Visual Art (applicants must have basic glass skills)
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 13 June - 25 July 2016
Potential opportunities Open studio and artist talk (required); Exhibition (optional. Applicants must outline their exhibition in their application); Meet local artists and networks
Location and transport

1.5km to city centre, 500 metres to nearest shops. Bus and train options close to the organisation and bicycle can be arranged too, if required.

Facilities On site accommodation, Private studio/work space, Shared studio/work space, Internet, Communication facilities, Outdoor spaces for site-specific works, Library/archive/research resources, State of the art glass making equipment, access to materials store for purchase of materials, storage locker, access to shared artist kitchen area in the facility
Accommodation provided? Yes, with shared bathroom, shared kitchen and separate living/workspace. Accommodation is provided by Canberra Glassworks. Residents to Canberra Glassworks will receive $6,000 for six weeks from Asialink.
Fees Material fees may apply
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website http://www.canberraglassworks.com
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Korea - NSW Reciprocal Residency

2016 will mark Asialink's sixth year of facilitating a reciprocal residency between MMCA Residency Goyang, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and Artspace, Sydney. In 2014, Asialink introduced a regional collaborative element to this exchange in partnership with Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi), located in the Blue Mountains and bordering on Wollemi National Park, NSW.

A two and a half month exchange between a Korean and NSW artist will occur simultaneously. In the final two weeks of the three month residency, both artists will come together at BigCi to share their residency experiences. They can collaborate on projects if desired, but this is not a forced expectation.

 Applicants for this exchange must be from NSW

MMCA Residency Goyang, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

NAS Photo MMCA Residency Goyang, an affiliate of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea is a cultural centre designed to build relationships between overseas and local visual artists. Resident artists can participate in various programs of Goyang Art Studio including seminars, exhibitions, open studios and education outreach programs, as well as regular excursions to important cultural sites with other residents. There are 21 studios on site at Goyang for both local Korean and International artists. 


Art Form/s Visual Art
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 16 June - 25 August (cannot be negotiated due to studio availability)
Potential opportunities Participation in group exhibitions, cultural excursions, and visiting programs
Location and transport 40 minutes drive from the city; shops within 10 minutes walking distance. Buses nearby.
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, exhibition space, shared kitchen, large workshop for wood and metal work
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; includes separate living/working area; shared kitchen and bathroom
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for three months.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website www.mmca.go.kr/eng
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Artspace Visual Arts Centre - Sydney

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Artspace is where audiences meet the artists and the ideas of our times.

Artspace was established in 1983 as an artist-run contemporary art space dedicated to the presentation of contemporary and experimental art in a critical context.

Since then, Artspace has become an internationally recognised site for the production and presentation of visual arts in an expanded field, with an emphasis on the creation of new work. Across our exhibition, studio, symposia, workshop and publishing platforms, Artspace encourages new ideas, risk and experimentation.
Independent, not-for-profit, non-collecting, critically engaged, collaborative and curatorially driven, Artspace is focused on supporting the development and presentation of contemporary art. .


Art Form/s Visual Art
Collaborative accepted? No
Preferred host dates 16 June - 25 August (cannot be negotiated due to studio availability)
Potential opportunities Open Studio; artist talk
Location and transport 1 km from Sydney CBD; right on the Woolloomooloo wharf and close to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Convenience store next door and larger shops 5 minutes walk. Train, bus and ferry nearby.
Facilities Internet, Private studio/study room
Accommodation provided? Yes on site; Includes separate living/working area; private kitchen and bathroom
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website www.artspace.org.au
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Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives (BigCi) - NSW

BigCi image Based in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency. Run by an artist and an environmentalist and bordering Wollemi National Park, BigCi offers artists guided encounters with Aboriginal rock art and explorations of Australian flora and fauna.


Art Form/s Visual Arts
Collaborative accepted? Yes (Korean and Australian exchange artists)
Preferred host dates 25 August - 8 September (cannot be negotiated due to studio availability)
Potential opportunities Master classes, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, introduction to local industry contacts and networks
Location and transport 1.5 hours drive to the city, 20 minute drive to supermarket/shops. Residents can be met by host at train station but a hire car is strongly recommended.
Facilities Internet, private studio/study rooms, 8 acres of natural bush for land art or ephemeral art
Accommodation provided? On site accommodation with shared bathroom, shared kitchen. Private or shared studios available.
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? No
Website www.bigci.org

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Taipei - Fremantle Reciprocal Residency

2016 will mark Asialink's sixth year of facilitating a reciprocal residency between Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation, and an Australian host organisation, the Fremantle Arts Centre. The exchange will occur at different times in the year, to enable the Australian and Taiwanese artist to meet each other in-country and introduce one another to networks, settings and opportunities.
 Applicants for this exchange must be from Western Australia

Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation - Taipei

AIR Photo Dept. of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation plays an important role in the dialogue, networking and presentation of artwork from Taiwan to the international art world. It comprises two sites; Taipei Artist Village (TAV) and Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV). Located in the centre of Taipei, TAV has 13 residential apartments and studios for international artists and a mission to promote contemporary and avant-garde practices across a range of art forms. THAV is a historic architectural community. The unique location of Treasure Hill, with its narrow alleys and stairways traversing the hillside, gives THAV a European rural village feel. Applicants can apply for either TAV or THAV, and should specify this on their application form. The artist will participate in the organisation's Open Studio Program.

 
Art Form/s Writing, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Collaborative accepted? Yes
Preferred host dates The successful Australian arts resident can choose from three different seasons in 2014; April-June, July-September, October-December.
Potential opportunities Artist reception, Open Studio, education workshop, different kinds of major Festivals and group or solo exhibition
Location and transport City centre; shops located 0.5 km; metro system and buses nearby
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, translation/language service, gallery/theatre
Accommodation provided?

Yes on site; Includes private bathroom and kitchen, separate living/working area

Taipei Artist Village:

www.artistvillage.org/?page_id=559&lang=en 

Treasure Hill Artist Village:

www.artistvillage.org/?page_id=569&lang=en 

Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for three months. Laundry, internet, landline telephone and appliances in the studio are offered without charge
Partners/ families permitted? Yes. Please note partners and children will be charged NT 600 per night at the Taipei Artist Village, and NT 1,000 per week at the Treasure Hill Artist Village
Website www.artistvillage.org
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Fremantle Arts Centre - Western Australia

Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) is an internationally recognised multi-arts organisation, dedicated to supporting and presenting projects in all forms of artistic practice. FAC's artist in residence program provides opportunities to local, national and international artists who are experimenting and developing their practice. FAC supports its resident artists to execute ideas and engage the public. Artists have the opportunity to exhibit or participate in a public outcome such as a workshop, artist talk or open studio, if desired.

 
Art Form/s Writing, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Arts Management
Collaborative accepted? Yes
Preferred host dates 15 February - 15 May 2016
Potential opportunities Open studio, artist talk, exhibition, performance, lecture/forum, workshop
Location and transport Fremantle Arts Centre is a short walk from the centre of Fremantle and the accommodation at The Moores Buildings is located in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. Both premises have an on-site café and are close to shops & restaurants. The train line that connects Perth and Fremantle and Fremantle's Bus Station are within walking distance. A bicycle can be borrowed from FAC on request.
Facilities Internet, private studio/study room, gallery/theatre
Accommodation provided? Yes – a residential apartment is provided at The Moores Building, a three-level heritage sandstone dwelling located in Fremantle's historic West End. You can walk from The Moores to FAC in approx. 15 minutes. The apartment features a private bathroom, kitchen and separate living/working area. The Moores Building is also home to a public gallery and café.
Fees As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support.
Partners/ families permitted? Yes. Please note that families, partners and/or children are the responsibility of the artist. Small children will need to be supervised at all times.
Website www.fac.org.au
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