To mark the eighth month of a nationwide project aimed at collecting people’s personal stories, Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai invited seven Taiwanese celebrity figures to share their lesser-known sides on July 17.
The Ministry of Culture will launch the first-ever “Taiwan Season” performing arts series at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival that takes up three weeks of summer every year in Scotland.
The Taiwanese delegation to the upcoming 2014 Hong Kong Book Fair will include reading performances accompanied by live music, as well as a voice rendition of popular silver screen productions and martial arts novels.
The Taiwan Literature and Music Night is slated for Aug. 2 in Kuala Lumpur. The lineup will include Taiwanese diva Maggie Chiang and singer-idol Peter Pan, as well as Taiwan-born Malaysian songstress Freya Lim.
More than 260,000 images of artworks, calligraphy scrolls, transcripts, and photos are now available through the Ministry of Culture’s integrated online database iCollections (collections.culture.tw).
The Ministry is seeking to subsidize multinational and multi-disciplinary collaborative cultural projects by offering funding in amounts between NT$3 million and NT$10 million. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 1.
To pay tribute to the resilient survivors of the deadly Typhoon Morakot, as well as the ongoing recovery efforts, a photography exhibition will be held at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall from July 28 through Aug. 17.
In light of the 120th anniversary of the first Sino-Japanese War, an exhibition will replicate key battle scenes using digital simulation and computer graphics at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall from July 18 through Aug. 28.
The CKS Memorial Hall will invite five established cultural professionals to share their silver screen recommendations and host a forum to discuss the deliverance of cultural and generational values through cinema.
“I am Atayal,” a special exhibition detailing the process and outcome of an effort to teach Taiwan’s indigenous Atayal culture through the use of creative arts, will be held at the National Taiwan Museum.