Centrally located in Taipei City, housed in a modest building at No. 7 Beiping East Road, Taipei Artist Village (TAV) stands quietly among other magnificent structures, often going unnoticed by passerby. This four-storey building was once the office for the Department of Public Maintenance and Construction of the Taipei City Government and also temporarily, the office for the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation. In October 2001 the city government's Department of Cultural Affairs decided to transform the building into Taipei's first artist village. Since May 2004, TAV has been running the "Artists-in-Residence" program collaborating with organizations around the world. It has instigated art and cultural events throughout the city and facilitated interactions between artists and local Taipei residents.
TAV's 13 individual studio spaces, dance rehearsal space, piano studio, darkroom and performance hall, supports projects at various stages of development. Research, development, exhibitions, performances, and workshops are presented year round by artists working across a variety of fields. A multifunctional art, bar and dining space completes the village. Integrating the resources of the two villages, TAV creates both an international and interdisciplinary networking venue advancing civil esthetics and building bridges between different cultures.