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ISSUE #280
Aichi University is organizing a series of Taiwan seminars and film screenings under the theme "Cultural Impact of the New Southbound Policy."
"The Project Complex in Bangkok," a collaborative arts program promoting exchange between Taiwanese and Thai artists, is now on showcase in Bangkok.
Taiwan's Chou Yu-cheng is the only artist from the greater Chinese-speaking community to participate at the Liverpool Biennial this year.
To help Taiwan's contemporary arts gain exposure, Art Bank Taiwan has curated a contemporary art exhibition at the TECRO Cultural Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
A photography exhibition documenting Taiwan's political, social, and economic shifts from the 1970s to 1990s is now available at Yamanashi Prefecture.
Ministry Updates
Grants offered for Southeast Asian artists
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 will accept proposals through Oct. 19, 2018.
Wanguo Theater receives new lease on life
As part of a nationwide film house revitalization campaign, the Wanguo Theater will be preserved as a witness of the history of Taiwanese film and television while serving as a distinctively local stage for the nation's audiovisual artists.
Tainan sugar factory to become film studio
Annei Sugar Factory, an abandoned refinery situated in the southern city of Tainan, has been granted a budget of NT$1.2 billion by the Ministry of Culture in its transformative bid to become a film production base.
Chiayi museum to rebrand itself
A budget of NT$25 million will be allocated to the Chiayi Municipal Museum for renovations, with a sustainability plan in the making to rebrand the museum with new exhibitions that can better present the unique characteristics of Chiayi.
Cultural Features
Su Rui (otherwise known as Julie Su) is one of Taiwan's most successful Mandopop singers who is known for the rock influence audible on her records. Su was recognized with a Special Contribution Award at the Golden Melody Awards this year. 
Singer | Sui Rui
Lin Man-chiu is a well-known author whose works encompass young adult fiction and children's books. Through writing and accumulated insights, Lin conveys her care for children by exploring issues that the younger generations are facing.
Author | Lin Man-chiu
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