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Connect with SEA (Gender & Sexuality): Residency Onsite & Online is a project organized by Thinkers’ Studio (Taiwan) and co-organized with Dance Nucleus (Singapore), Pineapple Lab (Philippines). It aims to start the conversation of gender & Sexuality  issues in society by building a platform to support the younger generation of artists who focus on Gender & Sexuality   creations or research, by gathering a group of artists to develop or adapt ideas and collaborate internationally and also to find the similarity of gender issue artists from three different countries working closely in Southeast Asia. The second year of the project also hopes to further  deepen the creative network among SEA and by gathering creative support and administration resources from the co-organized.  

The pandemic has brought limited travel and global movements, and “online” has become the new model for international exchange and connection. In this project, through being online, the whole residency process and experience can be more accessible to the public, opening the possibility to share, connect and communicate between artists, professionals, organizations and people in different parts of the world. It also seeks to initiate new ways of international working under the pandemic.


Our aims:

  • Taiwan serves as a connecting hub, to organize and discuss social/gender issues

  • Reduce travel risks during the pandemic and make the best of online features

  • Take gender issues as the core of the creative companionship


Throughout this project , we hope to:


  • Analyze creative context of emerging artists 

  • Start Communication

  • Make Generation Connection 

  • Create Collaboration Possibilities and Networking

  • Experiment the new way of online & onsite and international residency projects






Thinkers’ Studio was founded in 2013 and based in “Thinkers’ Theatre” where we consider as a creative art space in Dadaocheng (Tua-Tiu-Tiann), Taipei. In here, we not only run the space of “Thinkers’ Theatre”, but also uphold the daring spirit of Thinkers’ Studio in order to gather various artists and practitioners to think, talk, exchange ideas and come up with many creative sparks.


Regarding ourselves as a private sector and platform, our team consists of professional arts administrators who strive to create the possibilities of cooperation between performing arts and interdisciplinarity. We value our dedication in local arts projects and the gatherings of varied creativities and resources from the domestic and the international. In recent years, we also focus on running the art space, accompanning young artists to create, organizing arts festivals and connecting international art scenes. In 2015, together with other local sectors in Dadaocheng, we founded and organized an independant festival - Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts.

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Dance Nucleus is a centre for practice-based research, creative development and knowledge production for independent / contemporary performance.  


Dance Nucleus fosters a culture of critical discourse, self-education, artistic exchange and practical support. Our programmes are designed to respond to the needs of our members in a comprehensive way. We build partnerships in Singapore, Southeast Asia, Asia & Australia, and internationally. 


Dance Nucleus is an initiative of the National Arts Council of Singapore.

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Pineapple Lab dedicated to finding innovative ways to showcase the works of Filipino art makers, international artists and collaborators. It was previously located in Barangay Poblacion in Makati City and is currently headquartered in Escolta, Manila one of the city’s oldest historic districts.

Since 2015, Pineapple Lab has produced original programming designed to challenge artists' processes and engage audiences in meaningful discourse. It has collaborated with local and international cultural organizations to highlight dynamic art practices by Filipinos for local audiences.

The Lab continues to provide a platform for emerging artists and creatives from the LGBTQIA+ community at the First United Building along with the HUB | Make Lab and 98B COLLABoratory.

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