Established in 2007 and located twenty kilometres outside of Chiang Mai, ComPeung is the first independent and longest ongoing AiR program in Thailand.

For artists who need time away from regular commitments to finish current projects, reflect on their practice, or explore and develop new works, ComPeung is the ideal place to do so. In an unregimented and relaxed atmosphere, artists have complete freedom to focus on their work. We hope that by living and working together in a tranquil setting with our team and a small diverse group of artists, people will be inspired and challenged to explore new possibilities and dreams.

By experiencing a new setting and culture artists who stay at ComPeung will be pushed beyond their comfort zones in a way that is supportive of creating work not imaginable at home.

ComPeung offers warm, engaging hospitality with fresh daily produce from the local market for delicious home-cooked meals and provides all the basic necessities for living in a semi-rural, tropical area.  

We are a small artist-run organization sustained completely by our residency fee and generous support from friends and family. This allows us to run our unique program openly and offer artists time and space to create without the intensive focus on a specific expected outcome.

At ComPeung you will experience solitude, nature, and a micro-community of other artists. Our goal is to offer artists the rare opportunity to focus solely on development of new work or ideas, and themselves as artists.

Important Notes


For our regular residency program, there is no fixed deadline, but we do appreciate receiving online applications at least 2 months prior to the proposed residency.

Residency Type & Fees

1-3 months residencies. The minimum stay is one month, however longer residencies inherently provide more time to get acclimated to a new environment and focus on fully developing projects.

Our residency fee covers arrival/departure transportation to/from ComPeung, accommodation, work/studio space and 3 home-cooked meals/per day. Upon confirmation, 50% of residence fee is to be paid via bank transfer or Transferwise, with the final instalment being due upon arrival.

ArtistsMonthly Fee (USD)Daily Fee (USD)Weekly Fee (USD)
Individual Artist1,09037x
Artist Duos1,79060x
Individual Artist + Partner1,79060x
Artist + Child (up to 12 years)Contact usContact usx
Shared Accommodation *90030x
Overnight/short stay by friendsx37x

* Depending on availability, there is the possibility of shared accommodation and studio in one of the artist houses. Please contact us before applying for this residency type to check for availability.

How to apply

Understand the conditions of our program.


Discuss with us to see the availability of the space.


Fill out the application form. Wait for confirmation.


Additional Expenses
(paid by artists)

Airfare, transportation, health insurance (strongly recommended), living expenses (beyond housing and meals), work material and any other expenses pertaining to the artist in residence’s project.

Grants & Financial Assistance

ComPeung can assist with the application for outside grants by providing letters of support.

Disciplines & Media
(open list)

Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Installation, New Media, Theatre, Film, Dance, Literature, Music, Curatorial


  • 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 USD1,090 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 successfully pursue their projects.

  • Still have questions?

Feel free to talk to us by email or connect with us via Facebook.

What the previous artists say?

LAUREN NICHOLSON, “My time at ComPeung was hugely rewarding and still a constant in my thoughts.The residency gave me some much needed time to gather my thoughts about where I am at in my art life…”<read more>

BRITTANY HAYDEN, “My time at ComPeung was short and very beneficial. It was exactly what I needed at this time in my life…”<read more>

CHONG WANG, “If you ask me about my residency in ComPeung, it’s really wonderful. Although I didn’t create a specific work, I did develop ideas for two projects…”<read more>

PATRICK HALL, “The solitude and freedom that ComPeung has given me is beyond price and gave me new birth….”<read more>

RASMUS VASLI, “I’m overwhelmed to think about the responses I got from the people living in this little community…I felt like being in a whole new world.”<read more>

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