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.
How to apply
Understand the conditions of our program.
Discuss with us to see the availabilities of the space.
Fill up the application form. Wait for confirmation.
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 Types & Fees
For our regular residency program, we offer 3 different possibilities:
1-3 months residencies. This is the most common one. Most artists usually stay for one months, but we have more and more feedback from the ones who stayed 2-3 months that they can focus on their projects and developed them more as the first few weeks normally were time to explore their environment and nature the work in relation to the site, its conditions and culture.
Serial residencies providing the artist with the opportunity to realize the residency in several parts. For example: For a 1 month residency the artist stays at ComPeung for 2 weeks, then travels in the region and after returns to ComPeung to complete her/his residency. The timing for a serial residency has to be negotiated with ComPeung in advance and depends on vacancy. We recommend the artist to arrange this with us at least 6 months in advance as we usually have other artists in the regular program who always fill up the space for the whole months.
Short intensive works stays with a minimum of 1 week up to 2 weeks. Occasionally we would have this space during the transitions between artists. If you are lucky, you might get a spot.
Our residency fee covers arrival/departure transportation to/from ComPeung, accommodation, work/studio space and 3 home cooked meals/per day. Once the residency is confirmed, please pay ½ your fee as deposit either in advance by bank transfer or PayPal. The 2nd half of the residency fee must be paid when commencing the residency.
|Artists||Monthly Fee (USD)||Daily Fee (USD)||Weekly Fee (USD)|
|Individual Artist + Partner||1,790||60||x|
|Artist + Child (up to 12 years)||Contact us||Contact us||x|
|Shared Accommodation *||900||30||x|
|Overnight/short stay by friends||x||37||x|
|Short intensive work stays **||x||x||260|
* 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.
* * Depending on vacancy, the minimum stay is 1 week up to 2 weeks. For artist duos, please contact us regarding the fee.
Duration of Residency
The minimum stay is 1 month but 2 months residencies are recommended as 2 months provide more time to get accustomed and for the development of new work.
(paid by artists)
Airfare, transportation, health insurance (strongly recommended), living expenses, work material and any other expenses pertaining to the artist in residence’s project.
ComPeung can assist with the application for outside grants by providing letters of support.
Disciplines & Media
Visual Arts (all media), Architecture, Performing Arts, Literature, Music
- 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.
- Are personal contact details of previous resident artists available?