The 2016 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 35 are welcome to submit a project proposal before Oct. 11, 2016.
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 to develop diverse and innovative forms of economy by accentuating regional artistic and cultural merits.
All local residents and foreign nationals residing in Taiwan aged between 20 and 35 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.
An annualtotal of 40 to 50 available slots are offered in the contest and those who passthe review will receive a grantranging from NT$100,000 to NT$1 million (roughly US$3,100 ~ US$31,500) to implement their projects. Proposals for projects that take up to two years may be awarded NT$2 million (US$63,000).
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.twtoday.