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Emerald Initiative Grant/Residency, Taiwan

Emerald Initiative Grant/Residency, Taiwan

About

“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 their deeper understanding of Southeast Asian cultures.” – Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) source 

The Emerald Initiative was created by the Ministry of Culture to augment the citizenry’s global vision, to increase Taiwan’s “understanding of Southeast Asian cultures, histories and social development, and to promote bilateral exchanges.”

Recipients of the grant are invited to live in Taiwan for up to six months.

Who can apply?

Citizens of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia with three successive years of active practice in curation, performance, creating/writing, community development, cultural asset preservation, restoration, internship, field work/recording, research, interviewing, reporting, workshops and filmmaking, or participation in/collaboration with civil society’s activities.

Application deadline

This current open call will accept proposals up until Oct. 31, 2016. For this particular open call, only projects that will take place between January and October 2017 will be taken into consideration.

What the grant provides

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). Awardees may claim reimbursement for:

  1. Travel expenses: Roundtrip economy airfare for the most direct route from their place of residence to Taiwan; ground transportation in Taiwan (most direct route) from the airport to their place of residence; visa fees.
  2. Insurance: During the exchange period, coverage of up to NT$4 million in travel insurance (actual costs incurred only).
  3. Lodging costs of up to NT$1,400 per day (actual expenses incurred only).
  4. Artist fee (excluding individual income tax, which must be self-reported).
  5. Living expenses of NT$500 per day (actual expenses incurred only).
  6. Direct costs incurred from promoting results of work done during the project period.

Expectations

Exchanges and collaboration projects may take the following forms: activities such as curation, performance, creating/writing, community development, cultural asset preservation, restoration, internship, field work/recording, research, interviewing, reporting, workshops and filmmaking, or participation in/cooperation with civil society’s activities.

The Ministry may require that recommendees participate in media interviews pertaining to their exchange program, attend cultural events, and participate in promotional events concerning the project’s ideals and results, and provide relevant materials for use on the websites of the Ministry and its subordinate organizations as well as other broadcast channels.

Additional Info

The grant is not available to anyone who has resided in Taiwan for business or academic purposes one year prior to the day of proposal submission.

Contacts and Links

Website: https://english.moc.gov.tw/article/index.php?sn=894
Tel. +886 02 8512 6716
Email : emerald@moc.gov.tw

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