Call for Proposals from International Artists
CHENG LONG WETLANDS International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan
“Children and Artists Celebrate the Wetlands”
Artists from all countries are invited to send a proposal for a site-specific public art outdoor sculpture installation that will involve working with local elementary school children to create an artwork focusing on making a greener world and celebrating the importance of wetlands in our environment. Artists will work alongside other international artists and Taiwanese artists and also participate in educational programs and work with teachers, children and the community during a 19-day residency in rural Yunlin County, Taiwan.
Deadline for Entries: February 12, 2010. Artists will be notified by March 1, 2010.
Installation Work Period and Residency at Cheng Long Wetlands, Taiwan: April 7 (artists arrive) – April 26 (artists depart)
Dates of the Exhibition: April 23 (opening ceremony)- July 25, 2010
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 K-6 (ages 5-12) 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 Internet at
We also have a new blog that will open soon and have all the information about this art project. It is http://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com
Posted by smudge on Tuesday, January 05, 2010