The Ministry of Culture will be nominating local thriller film “Soul” by author-filmmaker Chung Mong-hong for the foreign language category of the 86th Academy Awards.
Eight young artists from Taiwan have been selected to join the 2013 “Made in Taiwan” program, a Ministry initiative aimed at helping local artists achieve their full potential.
Launched in 2013, the pilot program offers counseling and financial support to train senior citizens in the preservation and promotion of local arts, crafts, culture and history.
The nationwide reading promotion campaign known as “A New Wave of Reading,” which aims to promote the love for reading, will head for Kinmen in October.
As part of the government’s efforts to promote privately-run radio stations in the country, 29 radio programs will receive sponsorship from the Ministry of Culture.
Shy Gwo-long, formerly the acting Director-general of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage, was formally sworn in as the bureau head on Sept. 23.
In recognition of his contributions to the traditional field of nanguan music, the late musician Zhang Hongming was awarded a posthumous presidential citation.
The 2013 Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival will host a series of performances from Oct. 5 and 13 at the National Center for Traditional Arts in Yilan.
A special exhibition featuring classic swords by the late blacksmith Chen Tian-yang is scheduled for Sept. 18 through Nov. 17 at the National Museum of History.
A photography show featuring classic bridges around the world will take place between Oct. 5 and 31 at the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei.