[Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network] The Ministry of Culture requested the Executive Yuan's special post-pandemic budget in order to encourage people to increase their consumption of arts and culture once the epidemic has subsided. "Cultural coming-of-age gift," which included NT$1,200 will be distributed for young people between the ages of 18 and 21. It can be used to for art and cultural events. Registration is anticipated to begin on March 29th for Youth Day.
The Ministry of Culture also took into account that three classes of 18-year-old students have not only been unable to attend high school graduation ceremonies since the epidemic's outbreak in 2019 but have also missed out on community experiences like graduation outings and off-campus teaching, as well as having to forgo opportunities for cultural activities and exchanges. As a result, the Ministry of Culture increased the distribution to young people aged 19 to 21, or roughly 900,000 people, and provided a coming-of-age gift of NT$1,200 per recipient, which could be used for attending exhibitions, performances, purchasing books, watching films, purchasing cultural and creative goods like handicrafts, etc. The start of registration is anticipated for March 29th for Youth Day.
Nationals with a current household registration in Taiwan and a birthdate between January 1st, 2002, and December 31st, 2005, are eligible to apply for the registration of cultural gifts. Before you one get it, one must log in or register as a member on the event app or website and successfully complete the age identity verification. The unified ID number and date of birth are recorded on the application data page, and the information from the household registration will take precedence.
Registration is available from March 29th through December 31st, 2023. After the cutoff, people who don't register won't be able to obtain the gift. The cultural gifts must be used up before March 28th, 2024, and are "restricted to one collection per individual." If they are not utilized by that deadline, they will expire and lose their validity.