Addressing the conference, the Minister compared the cultivation of culture and heritage to the growth of a sapling. Only by rooting deep and taking in local nutrients can a sapling grow into a large tree that has its own characteristics.
A formal agreement was made on Sept. 9 to realize a long-standing project of establishing a Taiwan-themed cinema park in New Taipei City. The heart of the park – headquarters of the Taiwan Film Institute – is now earmarked for a 2020 opening.
The 2016 Youth Go! Village Cultural Development Project Competition offers grant money of up to NT$1 million (US$31,500). All local residents and foreign nationals residing in Taiwan aged between 20 and 35 are eligible to apply before Oct. 11, 2016.
To foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan, a grants program offered by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China will accept proposals through Oct. 31, 2016.