寶藏巖國際藝術村 Treasure Hill Artist Village
Treasure Hill Artist Village Located along the Xindian River in Taipei’s Gongguan district, Treasure Hill Artist Village is situated in a historical milieu centered on Treasure Hill Temple, a municipal historical site, and extending generally to the surrounding settlement. Illegal shanties, erected mainly in the 1960s and 1970s, meander up the natural slope, haphazard and intricate, forming one of Taiwan’s unique visual landmarks. In 2004 Treasure Hill Temple was formally registered as a historical building, and preservation efforts began as part of a community revitalization program. At the end of 2006, the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs initiated renovations of this historical quarter, and Treasure Hill Artist Village officially opened on October 2, 2010. It currently is engaged in three major projects: historical community preservation work, an Artist-in-Residence program, and Treasure Hill Traveler’s Hostel. By making art an essential part of residential life, the settlement of Treasure Hill is gaining a rich, complex image. Treasure Hill Artist Village serves as a platform of interaction between artists and local residents, infusing Treasure Hill with fresh vitality.