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 (Taiwan) will accept proposals through Oct. 19, 2018.
Established in 2013, Grants for Cultural Exchanges and Collaborative Projects with Personnel from Southeast Asia (formerly known as the "Emerald Initiative") has helped create milestones in exchanges with Southeast Asia. Recent cases include theater workshops featuring ritualistic ceremonies from Thailand; musical collaborations between Taiwan and Myanmar; flash recitals by traditional Indonesian performers; and civic discourse on marriage equality and diversity by Taiwanese and Thai participants.
In the past years, accepted proposals have led 289 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 their deeper understanding of Southeast Asian cultures.
In 2016, the initiative broadened its scope by creating a new category of grants for the international promotion of project results upon the completion of collaborative cultural projects in Taiwan. So far, 81 projects have been completed and 19 overseas showcases have been held across Southeast Asia.
This current open call will accept proposals up until Oct. 19, 2018. 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 2019 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 direct inquiries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8512-6715. The online application form (Chinese only) is available at https://grants.moc.gov.tw/Web/PointPreView.jsp?P=2444. English-language guidelines are provided below: