The Ministry's Museum Funding Program offers subsidies for:
- Activities that strengthen international and cross-strait cultural exchanges among museums;
- Projects that promote the integration of museum resources, especially among local establishments;
- Marketing endeavors that help to promote the nation's museums both locally and overseas;
- Museum programs that receive Ministry approval for their high level of innovation and integration;
- Initiatives that support equal cultural rights.
Cultural Exchange Subsidies
The Ministry subsidizes local museum representatives in attending global conferences, seminars, exhibitions and annual meetings hosted by international museum associations or networks.
Other cultural exchange subsidies are aimed at promoting cross-strait museum ties such as collection loans, joint research or exhibitions and publishing projects that are conducted on the basis of equality and reciprocity between museums on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Museums located in the same region can receive funding for banding together and jointly promoting their museums. A single museum can also receive Ministry funding if it adopts the local cultural heritage and helps to promote regional tourism.
Equality Promotion Subsidies
The Ministry awards subsidies to museum programs that assist or promote marginalized groups such as Taiwanese aborigines, new immigrants and ethnic minorities. Museum programs that highlight gender equality and human rights issues are also welcomed to apply.