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社團法人台灣視覺藝術協會(視盟,AVAT)是一個全國性的藝術團體,自1999年成立至今,成功整合視覺藝術界的所有專業,包括:藝術家、畫會團體、策展人、藝評、藝術理論、藝術行政與教育工作者,以及畫廊與藝術經紀公司等,至2016年為止,已超過1,000位成員,充分展現其活力與代表性。

視盟宗旨為「服務藝術社群」,致力提供視覺藝術工作者於生活福利、專業資源資訊、法律諮詢等相關服務事項及保障;同時開發、整合並監督視覺藝術環境現有資源;建立藝術工作者與政府間的諮詢與溝通管道,促進雙方良性互動;增進政府、民間企業及一般社會大眾對藝術文化的認知,改善台灣文化長期發展的條件。

視盟為服務廣大藝術社群,積極建置五大平台:以福利社(FreeS Art Space)作為實體空間,常態推動年度展覽徵件與評選;以「台灣當代一年展」(前身為「台灣藝術家博覽會」,2002~) 作為台灣當代藝術家年度重點聯展,規劃主題策展區、徵件區、影展區、並邀請國內外替代/另類藝術空間共襄盛舉,促進國際藝術交往交流;以中英雙語化的「台灣當代藝術資料庫」(2013~)作為檔案化台灣當代藝術家資料的平台,以期作為未來自我書寫台灣藝術史的基礎工程,並將台灣藝術家有效推向國際舞台;最後,視盟亦推展「藝術物流(ART BANK BY AVAT)」和「社區及藝術教育」等常態業務-強調美學教育、人才培育與藝術經濟的公益性項目。

ABOUT AVAT

Established on 6th February 1999, Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT) is a nation-wide artist group. Our members are including artists, curators, art critics, art theorists, art managers, art educators, art galleries, art agencies, and artist groups. Up to 2016, the members of AVAT have exceeded 1,000. It has successfully integrated all professions in visual art, presenting the vitality and the uniqueness of the art world in Taiwan.

The missions of AVAT are to assist artists with professional consultation regarding the welfare of artists, accessible resources for their professions, as well as legal issues arise in their research or practice.

It helps develop, integrate, and manage the existing resource of the visual art industry in Taiwan, and provides a communicational channel between art professionals and the government. AVAT is a catalyst for the mutual interactions between the general public, the government and private enterprises for the purposes of elevating a better understanding of arts, and creating a better environment for long-term cultural development.

AVAT has made great effort to speak up for the right of artists and is active in participating in the policy-making, such as governmental funding of art projects and art events.