Artist Visa

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Artist Visa

Postby xiaozhu » 19 Apr 2012, 22:53

Hi,

I'm an artist who is living in Taipei. I have come here independently and self funded and have been looking for bits of casual work here and there to subsidise my living expenses whilst working on a project with local artists. I have managed to get enough web design and tutoring work to get by but would love to not have to do the 2 monthly visa run to HK.

I have heard a whisper here and there about artists visas, does anyone know anything about them? How do you get one? who is eligible? where do you get one?

As I said this project is self initiated and so therefore I am not associated with any organisation/company nor am I getting paid.

I would really appreciate helpful information but if you've got nothing helpful to say please say nothing at all.

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Re: Artist Visa

Postby cranky laowai » 19 Apr 2012, 23:21

The Taipei Artist Village has an artist-in-residence program for foreigners, which is perhaps what you heard about.
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Re: Artist Visa

Postby xiaozhu » 20 Apr 2012, 12:29

No that's not what I'm talking about. I am aware of the residency, applications for next year are due soon.

No there is apparently an artist visa that allows artist to work casually as actors or designers etc. It is apparently more flexible than a regular working permit/arc but you have to provide substantial proof and I'm not sure if an individual can apply.

I know about it because I met an actor who had one but his agent got it for him and then this company who were going to hire me as an actor said they would get me one but the role fell through. I'm pretty sure TAV residents are on the same thing, I also know that the Fringe festival provides them for artists as I am involved in that but they can't get me one until closer to the time.

Basically what I want to know is can I apply for one as an individual and if so how? I don't want to know if they exist because I already know they do.
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Re: Artist Visa

Postby Toe Save » 20 Apr 2012, 13:01

There are 3 month renewable visas for performing artists. PM me with your phone number and I can get the ball rolling for you.
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