Application for “Taiwan-Southeast Asia Grants Program for Culture Exchanges and Collaboration” starts on April 30
【NIA Global News】／edited by Amy Hsieh
The Youth Cultural Gardeners: Taiwan-Southeast Asia Grants Program for Culture Exchanges and Collaboration is part of the Ministry of Culture's latest southward bound policy. Youths in Taiwan are chosen on the Taiwan-Southeast Asia cultural exchanges since 2016.
According to the Ministry of Culture, beginning in July 2016, these youths will be stationed in communities scattered across Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. Their interactions with local residents through a plethora of art forms will help deepen mutual understanding and interpersonal relations between Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and upon return, their cross-border experiences will help nurture Taiwan's ever-growing cultural dynamics.
These talented individuals will help share unique experiences and visions from Taiwan through a youthful and modern perspective. They will also document and react to community issues in Southeast Asia through such activities as audiovisual projects, illustrations, dance and choreography, and mime performances.
This year, the age limit for the project’s host is now 45 years old, the rest of the members are 20-35 years old. The program hopes to keep on improving this plan, and help people in the Southeast Asian areas learn more about Taiwan.
More information can be found here.
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