Treasure Hill, one of Taipei’s oldest historical settlements, underwent a major transformation in 2010, transforming it into a living artists’ village, complete with performance spaces, galleries and shops squeezed together along the narrow alleys and stairways of the hillside community.
The settlement dates back to the 1940s when its illegally built structures served as an antiaircraft base for the military. The entire neighborhood was closed off in 2007 to allow for its restoration and preservation, and when the government reopened Treasure Hill in 2010, 22 of the original families moved back in to participate in the Treasure Hill Artists Village Program.
The Artists-in-Resident program provides 14 studios for three to six
month residencies for local and international artists, with the aim of
fostering community participation in the arts. Visitors are free to
wander through the village and pop into the open studios to see both
completed works and works in progress. Treasure Hill also hosts
exhibitions, workshops and other educational programs from time to time.
Transit: MRT Gongguan Station (Green line) to Gongguan Station Exit 1. Turn left to Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3. Walk to Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3 Ln. 230 for 5-7 minutes. Treasure Hill, Treasure Hill Artist Village.