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new Taipei city
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 to 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 59916
Country: Taiwan

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Last Updated: April 9, 2018

This is a community of artists and families in Shijr City, Taiwan. The director of the community, Gordon Tsai, invites international artists to participate in residencies several times a year. Gordon’s interest in community arts is inspired by puppets and pageantry, and he sends several of his employees acrosss the world to research different celebrational pageants and festivals.The Dream Communityy includes a Chinese restaurant, a bakery whose loaves are filled with their goats’ milk, the Tree Cafe whose dishes are inspired by the ethnicity of its multi-ethnic staff, and the ongoing construction of a residential building of 100 apartments with a first floor theater, plus the organization of an annual puppet/samba parade.

Tsai whose rooots go deep to this land as his poor rice farming father previously owned a half acre, decided to develop and improve the land. Desiring to do something inspiring for the community, Gordon spent several years to travel around the world, visiting festivals and researching community projects to see what he could bring back. Inspired by Seattle’s Fremont Solstice and Nevada’s Burning Man festivals, Gordon sought to create such an event in Taiwan so five years ago he began his own parade filled with huge papier-mache puppets, stilt walkers and lots of costumed school children.

**we are looking for artist who would like to join a French exhibition project. we will have walls to paint, sculture, paper mache**.

we are also looking for ANY KIND of artist with all types of skills. we have all the tools and the community that you need to make your project become have an art project and would like to make it real, send us a message and let us know about it.

during your time here you will have the chance to learn more about Taiwan culture but also about several different culture. we have artist and volunteer from all over the world. we are a big family working in a good atmosphere.

the job is about 6 to 7 hours per day with one day off on weekends or whenever it suits us and you. we provide good and healthy meals, lunch and dinner are buffet.
you will have your room and bathroom for you. and free wifi downstairs.

For those that want to learn and share your art with the world you will find our place a valuable experience.

ALSO you can come and volunteer to work with Taiwan’s aboriginal people. The work you do is up to you. You can submit a idea or work on an existing project.

during your time off there are many things that you can do, such as going to Taipei center, we are at 20 mins for the center by bus and 10 by metro. you also can use bicycle an go explore the town, in the night the must to do is the nights market, if you like to eat those place are for you. they are only open in the end of the day and offer so many kind of food. At 5 mins by walk there are mountains with different trails and many view point.

Also in Taipei center there are many museum also really interesting about Taiwanese and Chinese culture.

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