The Emerald Initiative aims 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 can be awarded to help Taiwanese organizations in inviting personnel from Southeast Asia to live in Taiwan for six months.
During this time, Southeast Asian creative professionals can engage in activities such as curation, performance, writing, community development, cultural asset preservation and restoration, research, interviewing, reporting, and filmmaking. This will both broaden the scope of bilateral exchanges and create new opportunities for cross-border cooperation.
The ten Southeast Asian nations eligible for this program are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.