To foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan, a grants program offered by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China will accept proposals through Oct. 31, 2016.
Established in 2013, the Emerald Initiative has helped create milestones in exchanges with Southeast Asia. Successful cases include environmental art by visiting artists from Thailand and Singapore; theater performances by Taiwanese indigenous musicians and Indonesian drama artists; and shared experiences by Malaysian field experts in preserving heritage sites.
In the past three years, accepted proposals have led roughly 200 Southeast Asian professionals to either perform, research, or complete an artist residency program in Taiwan. Their combined showcases have enriched the perspectives of Taiwanese audiences, prompting theirdeeper understanding of Southeast Asian cultures.
This current open call will accept proposals up until Oct. 31, 2016. The proposed duration of stay in Taiwan cannot exceed six months. For this particular open call, only projects that would take place between January and October 2017 will be taken into consideration.
Grants will be awarded in amounts up to NT$900,000 per project (NT$500,000 for project implementation and NT$400,000 for project promotion).