An international artist village is founded, not just on economic wherewithal, but on the determination to read the text of a city as an extension of the creative influence of culture.

Stated concretely, pursuing the two major tasks of artist exchanges and a residency program, Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village are building a multinational network through associative participation. This includes a significant infrastructure of connections including residencies, exhibitions, seminars, performances, publications, a website, and a Facebook presence.

More precisely, both Taipei Artist Village, located in the heart of the city, and Treasure Hill Artist Village, nestled in a historical community, hope to provide an open space to Taiwanese artists, writers, critics and other individuals interested in art and culture, as well as non-profit organizations, national agencies and other international institutions – a space without national borders that transcends the restrictions and frameworks of regional cultures and political conditions, that creates free, open exchange from a higher vantage point.