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Call for Proposals: Environmental Sculpture Installations in Taiwan

2011 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project



Jane Ingram Allen

allenrebeccajanei at gmail.com
Curator Jane Ingram Allen
Phone: 886-930375160

Lane 79, Wu Lang Street
Taichung City 403

Call for Proposals:
Deadline Feb. 11, 2011

*Call for Proposals
2011 CHENG LONG WETLANDS International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan
'Children and Artists Dream of Greener Wetlands*'

Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a
site-specific outdoor sculpture installation that will involve working with
local elementary school children to create an artwork focused on making the
Cheng Long Wetlands a 'greener' place where biodiversity can flourish. This
year the emphasis will be on sculpture installations in the waters of the
wetlands that can improve the habitat for wildlife and increase biodiversity
as well as provide aesthetic enjoyment and raise public awareness about the
importance of wetlands. Any living plants used in the artworks should be
able to survive in salty water and difficult growing conditions. Artists
will work alongside other international artists and Taiwanese artists and
with children at Cheng Long Elementary School, teachers, and the community
during a 24-day residency in rural Yunlin County, Taiwan.
Deadline for Entries: February 11, 2011.*
Artists will be notified by March 1, 2011.
Installation and Residency at Cheng Long Wetlands: April 8 (artists arrive)
– May 2 (artists depart)
Dates of the Exhibition: April 29 (opening ceremony)- July 30, 2011

About the Exhibition Place:*

The Cheng Long Wetlands is a developing wetlands preserve and environmental
education area in Yunlin Country located on the southwestern coast of
Taiwan. The Cheng Long Elementary School has about 75 children in grades 1-6
(ages 6-12) who will join with the artists in this project. This area in
Taiwan is economically depressed, and most jobs have been traditionally
connected with fish farming and nearby oyster farming. Most young people now
have to move away to find jobs. There are no super markets, movie theaters
or coffee shops, but this place will offer artists a unique cultural
experience and an opportunity to share life with a community in rural
Taiwan. For more information and some photos of the Cheng Long Wetlands,
please see the blog on the
is also a blog in Chinese and English that contains information about
the 2010 Cheng Long International Environmental Art Project, and more
detailed information about the 2011 art project will also be on this Blog: *
Selected International Artists will receive the following:*

· *Artist's fee of NT$70,000 (about US$2,302) for international artists, and
this fee is intended to cover airfare to Taiwan and train fare to Chiayi HSR
Station as well as an honorarium to the selected artists. Detailed travel
instructions will be sent to selected artists and an official letter of
invitation that can be used to seek other funding if the artist desires.
*Taiwanese artist's fee will be NT$45,000, and they must pay their own train
fare to Chiayi HSR Station.

· 24 days of accommodations in a local house with other international and
Taiwanese artists. The houses will have a bedroom for each artist and a
shared bathroom and kitchen for preparing meals.

· Local transportation by car to Cheng Long Wetlands in Yunlin County Tours
to local sites will also be arranged. Bicycles will be provided for the
artists to use around Cheng Long Village.

· Volunteer help from school children and adults in the community to create
the artworks. We also plan to assign at least one adult volunteer to help
each artist for the entire residency period.

· Meals provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. A local cook will
prepare dinner for the artists; lunch will usually be at school with the
children and breakfast food will be provided for artists to make their own

· Help to find local free materials and natural materials to make the
artworks. Reeds and oyster shells are the most common available materials,
but bamboo and tree branches and other materials may also be available.
Artists should use only natural and recycled materials and processes that
will not harm the environment. Artists will have to use some of the artist's
fee if they need other materials than those available for free locally.

Qualifications of Artists:*

Artists who apply should have experience working with children and creating
site- specific outdoor sculpture installations in public settings and
involving ordinary people in their thoughts and process. The artists should
also have an interest in wetlands and environmental education. The selected
artists should be able to speak English and be able to get along well with
other artists, the local community and school children. The selected artists
should also introduce their home culture to the students and community in
Cheng Long and possibly establish a connection with a school or
environmental organization in their area to share experiences. We plan to
select 3 international artists from different countries around the world and
two artists from different places in Taiwan.

*Curator of the Exhibition:*

Jane Ingram Allen, an American independent artist, curator and critic,
living in Taiwan since 2004 when she came to Taiwan as a Fulbright Scholar
artist in residence, will again be the curator for this exhibition. Jane
will work with the Kuan Shu Educational Foundation in Taiwan, to administer
and coordinate all aspects of this project, including the selection of
artists and supervising art installations and public programs. Jane has
experience curating international art exhibitions and working with public
art projects and children in communities around the world. Jane was the
founding curator for the Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival at
Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, from 2006 - 2009.

*To Apply:*

Send the following in English by e mail to Jane Ingram Allen by the deadline
of February 11, 2011, at this address: *allenrebeccajanei at gmail.com*

Entries in Chinese may be sent to Ms. Chao-mei Wang at 觀樹教育基金會 Kuan Shu
Educational Foundation *ks.kk696 at gmail.com*

1. Description of a proposed sculpture installation for the 2011 Cheng Long
Wetlands Project (limit one page) as a Word .doc file or a .pdf file,
including dimensions and materials to be used in the proposed work.

2. Statement about your interest and experience working with children to
create sculpture and installation art projects and about your interest in
wetlands environmental issues (limit one page) as a Word .doc file or a .pdf
file. This statement should include details about the school or
environmental organization that you can introduce to the children at Cheng
Long Elementary School for cultural exchange.

3. Sketch or rendering of your proposed artwork for the Cheng Long Wetlands
project (.jpg file of less than 1 MG)

4. 6 images of previous related works (each sent as a .jpg file of less than
1 MG each)

5. Image list to give details about the 6 images such as title of work, date
made, materials used and location of the artwork (sent as a Word .doc file
or .pdf file)

6. CV or Resume in English that details your education and experience,
previous awards and exhibitions. Be sure to include your name, present
address and nationality.

Support for the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project

Supported by: Taiwan Forestry Bureau Organized by: Kuan Shu Educational
Foundation, Taiwan (*www.kskk.org.tw* <http://www.kskk.org.tw/>) Additional
Support from: Cheng Long Elementary School, Kou-Hu Township, Yunlin County,

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