ComPeung is not only the 1st independent AiR program in Thailand, but also the longest ongoing program since 2007. We have hosted over 100 artists in a wide variety of disciplines from around the world.
As an evolving art project, ComPeung encourages artists to explore and discover - not only new ideas, techniques, and networks, but also themselves as human beings though the process of creative activities and everyday living. ComPeung aims to be an open space for dialogues, encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiments, and exploring the interdependence between art, artists and society. For artists who need time away from regular commitments to finish current projects, to reflect on their practice, or to explore and develop new works, ComPeung is the ideal place to do so. In an unregimented and relaxed atmosphere, artists have the freedom to focus on their work without having to worry about daily routines such as preparing meals. We hope that by living and working together in a tranquil setting with our team, the local community, and a small diverse group of artists, people will be inspired and challenged to explore possibilities and dreams.
ComPeung offers genuine hospitality with fresh daily produce from the local market for delicious home-cooked meals, assistance where needed, and provides all the necessities for living in a semi-rural, tropical area. Possibilities exist to install site-specific work – either in nature, public space, or at the ComPeung site - work with local people on community-based projects, collaborate with Thai artists and other international resident artists, or simply get inspired by the unfamiliar environment and working with unfamiliar materials for personal projects.The aspired goals for ComPeung are to be a vibrant creative platform, and to develop and expand into a network of artists and art organizations on local, regional, and international levels.
What are the expenses for artists when accepted into our regular residency program?
For our regular residency program, we charge the invited artist a residency fee of THB30.000 per month. As ComPeung is a small, self-supported organization, this fee covers accommodation, 3 delicious home cooked meals per day and transport to/from airport, train station or bus terminal.
Are there any expectations?
When artists apply, we ask them on our application form to provide a brief project outline of what they intend to do during the residency. We do not expect the visiting artist to donate a work. For works of temporary nature, we expect that artists make arrangements with us regarding the dismantling of works and disposal of material. From ourselves we expect to provide artists with an inspiring and supportive environment to sucessfully pursue their projects.
Are personal contact details of previous resident artists available?
It is our policy not to give out contact details without consent. We will forward such requests and if permission is granted we will share those details.