Four floors of gallery and performance space, plus living quarters for a resident artist inside an old residential building. Works by upcoming local and overseas artists are featured on the ground and 1st floors. There’s also a cafe (closed every Wednesday). The back part of the top floor is Taichung’s best-kept secret – Ludi music dive which only opens at night and is accessed via the back door. This is what Freedom Men Art Apartments look like.
The booming phenomenon of the arts and cultural industry in recent years, Freedom Men Art Apartments were established in Taichung by several art-related practitioners and sponsors in December, 2012 to create exhibition venues for new generation artists outside commercial galleries and official art galleries.
The challenge of the apartments combines the possibility of “residence-creation-exhibition” to give different functions to the space. In addition to art performances, it also actively participates in art fairs and international exchange exhibitions at home and abroad, and continues to assist artists to set foot on the international stage.
If you are an artist, you can apply for apartment residence. There is an “urban” artist-in-residence program which welcome artists home and aboard to bring an assortment of art projects. Interdepartmental artist-in-residence exchange program is also available for improving the international art interaction. There’s two room&studio in Freedom Men Art Apartments available for short-term and long-term residency applications. The attic of the apartment is an open space for creation (around 264.5 square meters, an co-working space for creators). The rent for the room is NT$500 per day and NT$5,000 a month if you want to apply for a long-term stay.
Freedom Men Art Apartments
[自由人藝術公寓/Zìyóu rén yìshù gōngyù]
-Located in: Central Taiwan
-Features: Museum, Gallery, Creative Space
-Highly recommend to: Hipsters, Craftsman, Artists
-Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
-Address: No.594, Wuquan Rd., North Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan