To support more diverse arts professionals in Taiwan, the Ministry of Culture partnered with Fulbright Taiwan to begin offering Fulbright grants for arts professionals in the following fields— administration, management, technical support, curatorial, and critical practices. An open call for 2023-2024 grants has been launched on April 11 and applications will be accepted through Oct. 31.
MOC cooperated with the Fulbright Program for the first time in 2018 to select artists and cultural professionals to exchange in the United States. As a leading global education and cultural exchange platform, an average of 3 people are selected each year and 10 outstanding practitioners in various fields have received the grants so far. Former selected grantees include Chen Hui-ling (陳慧玲), Associate Curator of National Museum of Natural Science, Chuang Chih-heng (莊知恆), Council member of Taiwan Association of Theatre Technology (TATT) and Artistic Director of Silver Lining Production and Aye Theatre, and Huang Shan-shan (黃姍姍), Director of JUT Art Museum.
The program is open to arts and cultural administrators, technical professionals (for example, lighting, sound, visual, and others), operations managers of arts and cultural teams or organizations, exhibition planners, and professional critics, and recipients will receive an allowance for living expenses, round-trip air ticket from Taiwan to the United States, as well as baggage and research allowance.
The duration of grants is for 3 months. The grants must begin no earlier than August 1, 2023, and must end no later than August 31, 2024. For application information, please visit Fulbright’s website or contact Ms. Wang at (02) 2388-2100 #143.