British Council Urban Futures Program
British Council will launch the arts program “Urban Futures” from 2018 for 3 years across North-East Asia, including Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. “Urban Futures” program aims to foster greater inclusion and innovation in cities through the arts. In Taiwan, we will support cross-art institutions and practitioners to explore how art can make our cities more open, dynamic, inclusive and fit for the future. Our program themes focus on "Art & Social Activism", "Art, Science & Digital Innovation", "Art & Disability" and "Art & Ageing".
This year as part of the “Art & Inclusion” programme, we launch the second-year International Museum Academy (IMA) in Taiwan with Ministry of Culture and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. This year, the theme of the forum is “Audience Development: Re-imagine Museum Engagement in Citizens’ Life,” which attempts to explore how the art museum can engage with the audience (citizens) in diverse and creative ways. The programme is aimed to improve the integral public service thinking and audience development practice of Taiwan’s art museums and art institutes, as well as to promote the collaboration and exchange between Taiwan and the UK.
British Council is pleased to invite three speakers from the UK. Wendy Gallagher is the Head of Learning and Engagement at Manchester Museum, and also is the Strategic Lead for Arts and Health for the Manchester Partnership. During her speech, she will focus on routes to influencing and changing policy, the creation of dynamic research partnerships, the convening power of museums for debate and the essential importance of continuing advocacy of the benefits of culture to the health and wellbeing of the society. Artist Lucy Burscough has worked with The Whitworth and The Manchester Museum to help deliver their arts for health programme for more than a decade, during her session, she will share examples of her work and how the arts for health practitioner work as a valuable collaborative partner with museums. Ed Watts is the Head of Learning and Engagement at the Whitworth, the University of Manchester. He will use projects, case studies and methodologies from the Whitworth to explore the role of museums and arts organisations working collaboratively in the area of arts, health and social change.
About "2018 European Forum - International Museum Academy in Taiwan"
Day 1: Conference
Date: 29 November, 2018
Participants: 100-150 people
Day 2 and Day 3: Museum and Art Center Visits / Workshop
30 November, 2018: Visiting Museum and Art Centres including CHIMEI Museum, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.
1 December, 2018: Workshop
Participants: 30 people; this is a professional workshop, participants should have relevant work experiences at museums, art galleries or related institutions.
"2018 European Forum - International Museum Academy in Taiwan" Event Details
Dates and locations:
Conference (29 November): Auditorium on the basement level, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (No. 80, Meishuguan Rd, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 80460)
Musuem visit (30 November): CHIMEI Museum, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Workshop (1 December): Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Multi-purpose Room
Fee: The conference, museum visit and workshop are free of charge. However, eligible participants for workshop and museum visit need to pay NT$500 for deposit, or they will not be able to join the activities. The deposit will be returned to participants on 1 December. Participants also need to bring a valid ID for identification purposes.