Open Call for Speakers: 2024 Res Artis Conference Taipei

Res Artis

De 2024 Res Artis conferentie met als titel Interweave the Spectrum: Beyond Collaboration wordt georganiseerd door het Taipei Trust Hill Artist Village onder de Taipei Culture Foundation en medegeorganiseerd door de Taiwan Art Space Alliance. De conferentie vindt plaats in Taipei van 6 tot 9 september 2024. De conferentie wordt ondersteund door het Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government.


Over 200 Res Artis Members, artists, curators, and art administrators from across the globe will gather in Taipei, a multicultural city in Asia that embraces creativity and openness, to focus on trends and challenges of collaborative practice within the international arts residencies field. Using the spectrum as a symbol, where the continuous flow brings the opposite extremes together, the conversation around collaboration will delve into deeper concepts of cross-disciplinary models, social engagement, capacity building and evaluation.

This conference will pay tribute to Margaret Shiu (1946–2021), the founder of Bamboo Curtain Studio and former board member of Res Artis. Margaret was a global leader in the arts residencies field who dedicated her life’s work to ensuring Taiwan and Asia’s place on the international arts residencies map. Her pioneering work in cross-cultural collaboration will be commemorated.

The event will take place in-person in Taipei, with some events streamed online. A broad range of formats will offer diversity to participants, including panel discussions, performances, workshops, art tours and more.

The discussions will center on the following four themes:

  • Cross-disciplinary models:What are the trends, challenges and opportunities for collaboration between different arts disciplines and non-arts sectors? We will explore regional diversities with global models and thinking.
  • Social engagement: Collaborative practices that reflect social issues ranging from climate crisis, indigenous cultures, migrant labor, politics, gentrification, cultural accessibility and other themes. Addressing relationships between residency hosts, artists, experts and the public, presentations will focus on principles of care, respect and trust. 
  • Capacity building: What sustainable strategies can be engaged through partnerships to support arts residencies? How can residencies develop their succession and accessibility plans? How can art residencies assist artists to build their career trajectory?
  • Evaluation: What are the best methodologies for evaluating art residencies and their collaborations? 
  • Proposals: The 2024 Res Artis Conference welcomes individuals or groups to propose presentations that reflect on the above core conference themes. 

It is anticipated that 10 proposals will be selected from this Open Call for speakers, comprising approximately 70% from Asia and 30% from other regions. 

What is required for your proposal:

Through the online proposal form you will be asked to state the format your presentation will take; a proposal title; provide an abstract (300 – 500 words); and information about any co-speakers. The working language will mainly be conducted in English. If you require it to conducted in Chinese, please indicate this in the abstract.

Submit your proposal here


The result of the review will be announced on the official website of ‘Taipei | Treasure Hill Artist Village’ and ‘Res Artis’ in April. All the applicants will also be contacted through email.

What is provided for speakers:

  • Accommodation for 5 (max) nights during conference days (international speaker only)
  • Local transportation fee will be provided for Taiwanese speakers 
  • Speaker fee: 6,000 NTD (175€)for one person only
  • Waived conference registration fee
  • Gala dinner 
  • International speaker’s airfare / transport to the conference can not be supported

Should you have any questions about the 2024 Res Artis conference or submitting your proposal, or need assistance with access requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email: