British Council Urban Futures Programme
British Council will launch the arts program “Urban Futures” from 2018 for 3 years across North-East Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. “Urban Futures” aim 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 will focus on "Art & Social Activism", "Art, Science & Digital Innovation", "Art & Disability" and "Art & Ageing".
In May 2018, we proudly support Urban Nomad Film Festival to feature the brilliant punk musicians and fashion designer to actively voice out the message of social change through their artistic expression and the impact of such transformation to the citizen life stays powerful from the time of 70s until today.
About Urban Nomad Film Festival
URBAN NOMAD, held annually since 2002, is Taiwan’s biggest indie film and music festival, offering a platform for film, music, art and technology. The festival’s mission is to create dialogue between cutting edge ideas and communities, causes and social movements.
The 2018 festival focuses on the theme of Girl Power and Music Power in the city. There will be 3 UK films featuring the story of all-girl punk rock band The Slits “HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS” (2017), music journey of British punk duo Sleaford Mods’ rising from midland suburban working-class men to national celebrity “BUNCH OF KUNST”(2017) and the brand integrity and punk inspiration of iconic British fashion designer Vivian Westwood “WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST”(2018).