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 March 15, 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, 34 accepted proposals have led to 116 Southeast Asian professionals to either perform, research, or complete an artist residency program in Taiwan. Their combined showcases have enriched the perspectives of more than 230,000 Taiwanese audiences, prompting theirdeeper understanding of Southeast Asian cultures.
The open call for the first half of 2016 was held last year, in which 12 approved cases will enable 31 Southeast Asian artists to collaborate with their Taiwanese counterparts. The current open call for the second half of 2016 will accept proposals up until March 15, 2016.
The proposed duration of stay in Taiwan cannot exceed six months. For this particular open call, only projects that would take place between March and September 2016 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). For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org call(02) 8512-6716.