The foundation of the cultural and creative industries is rooted in the nation's culture. The development of the cultural economy must be centered on cultural content, and as such, the Ministry of Culture is committed to the creation of an environment conducive to the development of an industrial ecosystem that can boost the cultural economy. Into the future, the Ministry will continue to work with the Taiwan Creative Content Agency on the creation of production systems, a robust cultural financing system, the fostering of innovative entrepreneurship, and the development of market channels both at home and abroad, employing a "national team" concept to bring together resources and create a Taiwanese cultural brand that can drive cultural economic development. To promote the development of the cultural and creative industries, the Ministry organizes mentoring, brings in diverse investment and financing, holds the Creative Expo Taiwan, leads industry teams to major international expos, and works across agencies on the Cross-Industry Fashion Integration Flagship Project.
Key Initiatives1. Promote Cultural and Creative Industries Mentorships and Diverse Investment and Funding Services
By providing guidance and assistance to entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries through a comprehensive suite of services to foster talent and encourage the development of cultural content. At the same time, using the National Development Fund to bolster investment in these industries and provide interest subsidies for financing loans, the Ministry helps entrepreneurs meet their financial needs, while continuing to study the mechanisms needed to create a robust financing system.2. Support the Cluster Effect and the Development of Local Specializations
Through encouraging management, artists, and creators to join cultural and creative parks across Taiwan. The Ministry fosters clusters that help showcase the unique properties of locales around the nation, and promoting the development of such clusters has the additional effect of strengthening their productive and supportive synergies.3. Coordinate the Cross-Industry Fashion Integration Flagship Project
By harnessing the resources of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and other agencies around Taiwanese designers and branding events. The Ministry is creating a culturally identifiably Taiwanese fashion brand and an ecosystem of cross-industry digital applications that will help the nation export its "Taiwan lifestyle."
Global Exchanges1. "Fresh Taiwan" Pavilion
Since 2012, the Ministry has led Taiwanese design brands under the "Fresh Taiwan" banner into the international market, not only coalescing their creative energies and linking government and private resources to help them gain a stable foothold in the global marketplace, but also enabling "Fresh Taiwan" to become the standard-bearer for Taiwanese cultural soft power.
This project has provided guidance in the development of some 350 representative Taiwanese design brand channels on globally, as well as leading entrepreneurs in participation in 37 of the biggest design shows in the world, including Maison et Objet Paris, NY NOW, Frankfurt’s Ambiente, Tokyo International Gift Show, STYLE Bangkok, Licensing Japan, Hong Kong International Licensing Show, China International Licensing Expo, and the Licensing Show in Las Vegas.
Official Website: https://freshtaiwan.org.tw/ 2. Creative Expo Taiwan
Creative Expo Taiwan is an exposition held each year with a concept show at Huashan 1914 Creative Park and trade shows at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and Taipei Expo Park's Expo Dome. Those involved in both the branding and sales of cultural and creative products are invited to participate and buyers from abroad visit, helping Taiwan's cultural and creative brands get international exposure. In addition, the Talent 100 section showcases international rising stars, with the best from around the world invited to engage with counterparts in Taiwan.
Official Website: https://creativexpo.tw/