Taipei + Perth Artist Exchange Program
The City of Perth, in partnership with Taipei Artist Village and Central Institute of Technology, provides an opportunity for a Western Australian practising professional artist to travel to Perth's Sister City in Taiwan to participate in the Taipei + Perth Artist Exchange Program.
The exchange program between the cities of Perth and Taipei was developed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and understand between the two cities and to foster the creative development of artists in those cities. The resident artist will be expected to make a contribution to the cultural life of the host community.
The exchange offers a reciprocal residency of two months for an artist from Perth to travel to Taipei and an artist from Taipei to travel to Perth on consecutive years. The Perth artist is accommodated at the Taipei Artist Village and the Taiwanese artist resides at the Central Institute of Technology.
In 2010 Taipei Artist Village selected Perth artist, Aimee Smith, who took up her residency in April 2011. In 2012 the City of Perth and Central Institute of Technology will select the recipient the exchange who will travel to Perth in 2013.