The Ministry of Culture offers a wide range of grants and subsidies available to international institutes and cultural professionals:
“Under the theme of lacquer arts, this collaboration has helped to highlight our nations’ stories, the progress of history and society, and the development of contemporary aesthetics. This may very well contribute to a new cultural awareness and artistic breakthroughs.”
— Toyomi Hoshina (Dean of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
To promote international cultural exchanges and cultivate a greater interest in Taiwan’s culture worldwide, public and private resources are being brought together for the Spotlight Taiwan initiative, a co-op program aimed at enriching educational resources related to Taiwan’s culture.
Under the Spotlight Taiwan program, we provide US$4 million over a four-year period to select universities and institutes so they can hold lectures, forums, workshops, exhibitions, and festivals on areas including Taiwanese art, literature, history, popular culture, and film.
“We are proud to be part of a network that is supporting and open to young artists from the performing sectors. This participation also enlarges Ars Electronica’s scope, its approach, its network, and it brings us together with upcoming, young, interesting, and energetic people.”
— Martin Honzik (Director of Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria)
To encourage partnerships among Taiwanese and overseas cultural establishments, we provide funding in amounts between NT$3 million and NT$10 million to multinational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects in content production, art, community development, cultural assets, handicrafts, comics and animation, film, television, and pop music, and other cross-disciplinary ventures.
We hold the belief that multinational cultural collaboration would infuse the international cultural landscape with Taiwan’s grassroots concepts and approaches, thereby increasing the global visibility of the nation’s lively creative efforts and breakthroughs.
“It is our ardent hope that the compilation of these literary works will further strengthen the bonds between writers, publishers, readers, and the peoples of Malaysia and Taiwan.”
— Mohd Khair Ngadiron (CEO, Malaysian Institution of Translation & Books)
Through the Emerald Initiative, we aim to deepen Taiwan’s understanding of its neighbors by offering grants for cultural exchanges and collaborative projects with personnel from Southeast Asia.
Up to NT$500,000 per project is awarded to help Taiwanese organizations invite creative professionals from ten Southeast Asian nations — namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines — to experience life in Taiwan.