The 2017 Youth Go! Village Cultural Development Project Competition offers grant money of up to NT$1 million (US$31,500) to applicants with innovative ideas for rural cultural development. All those within the age range of 20 to 45 are welcome to submit a project proposal before Sept. 11, 2017.
Unlike past practices of giving subsidies directly to rural communities, the "Village Cultural Development Project” provides youths with more opportunities to bring into play their advantages and help local communities develop diverse and innovative forms of economy by accentuating regional artistic and cultural merits.
All local residents and foreign nationals (ARC or APRC holders) residing in Taiwan aged between 20 and 45 are eligible to participate in this competition, which is divided into three categories — promoting arts and culture, revitalizing micro industries, and establishing business matchmaking platforms to assist village cultural development.
A total of 40 to 50 slots are offered in the contest and those who pass the review will receive a grant ranging from NT$100,000 to NT$1 million (roughly US$3,100 ~ US$31,500) to implement their projects.
The Ministry of Culture will also provide relevant professional advice, guidance, and resources to support and accompany the implementation of the winning projects.
Take a leap and enter the world of Taiwan's villages, indigenous tribes, and other areas where resources are scarce, for dreams are not limited by borders or nationalities. Log onto http://youthgo.moc.gov.tw today.