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Each year, Art Bank Taiwan regularly open calls for artwork submissions for “Art Bank Acquisition”. Submissions will be turned over to the “Art Bank Acquisition Committee” for further assessment. We encourage all artists to join this program.
Acquisition Procedure
01 Online Application

Please log onto the Art Bank "Registration" section to register your information and the artwork online. An e-mail confirmation will be automatically sent by the system.

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02 Preliminary Review
If work has been chosen

After the preliminary round, an e-mail will be sent to notify the applicant for submitting the original artwork for final review (works on a flat surface must be framed).

If your work has not been chosen

We thank you for your participation. Please keep a copy of all the data that you have provided for the preliminary evaluation. The data submitted to Taiwan Art Bank will not be returned to the applicant.

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03 Final Review
If your work has been chosen after the second-round evaluation

We will notify the applicant of this result by both e-mail and phone. Later, the applicant should follow the relevant steps to negotiate a price and sign the contract(s).

If you are disqualified for application

We thank you for your participation. Taiwan Art Bank will return all disqualified works and cover the transportation and insurance fees incurred during such return.

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04 Price Negotiation

As soon as the artwork evaluation is completed, we will begin the purchase procedure by following the Government Procurement Act and enter into price negotiation for each artwork.

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05 Contract Signing

Contracts must be signed before any artwork purchase is completed.

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Important Notices
1. Please contact the Art Bank staff regarding the online registration process. Should there be any problem for accessing, please contact our staff. In addition, you can save your electronic registration form, photograph, and video files onto a compact disk to be delivered to the Art Bank via registered post.
2. Fees incurred during packing or related to transport and insurance during submissions for second-round evaluation are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Submitted artworks should be carefully packed. Two-dimensional artworks must be framed, while three-dimensional artworks must be transported in hard-shell cases. Any damage will be the sole responsibility of the applicant.
Qualifications
Citizens of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are eligible for entry. The applicant can either be the artist or an agent.
Acquisition Categories
We would primarily like to receive visual artworks, regardless of medium, technique, or theme. However, please note that the works should be suitable for preservation, circulation, transportation, and public exhibition.
Q & A
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Is this program open to non-Taiwanese citizens?
No, we are sorry, but only R.O.C. citizens may apply.
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With regard to my artwork and this program, what do I have to do?
You are welcome to contact us. We are glad to help you with any of your questions.
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When does Taiwan Art Bank’s open call for artwork submissions take place?
Mid- to late-December to late-February of the following year.
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Do I need to frame the artwork submitted for the Art Bank acquisition program?
Artworks at the Art Bank often need to be handled and displayed in public locations. For security and conservation reasons, the “leasable” artwork is recommended to be professionally framed and mounted to be easily handled and appreciated for a wider audience.
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I run an art gallery. Can I register as an agent for the Art Bank acquisition program?
Yes. Art galleries and other agencies can act as a agent to submit the artwork to the Art Bank acquisition program.
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