British Council has launched the arts program “Urban Futures” since early 2018 which aims to foster greater inclusion and innovation in cities through the arts. In Taiwan, we 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” programmes, British Council in Taiwan collaborates with Taiwan Access for All Association to hold a "Cards for Inclusion" project to promote creative inclusive arts. The "Cards for Inclusion" project was originated from the Unlimited Festival and Symposium held in London, UK by the festival director, Jo Verrent. After participating the festival last year, Taiwan Access for All Association had proposed to localise the project to suit audiences in Taiwan, and was authorised by Jo Verrent. The project aims to invite all artists and designers with disabilities, and artists would need to reflect on how their disabilities affect their daily lives. These drawings would hopefully raise awareness on all disabled people in Taiwan. The artist who wins the first place will be working with us to put his/her design into production, and the file would also be available for free download in the future.
- Application deadline: 17:30, 30 April, 2019
- Please send your work via post or e-mail.
Via post: Please send your work to this address: No. 3-5, Lane 25, Sec. 3, Chongqing North Road, Datong District, Taipei 103. The envelop should be marked "Cards for Inclusion" Project for identification.
Via e-mail: Please send your work (file format: PNG) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artists need to hold disability cards issued by government in Taiwan in order to be qualified. Please complete the application form as well as the affidavit letter when you apply. Both documents can be found at the bottom of the page under the download section.
- For more information on artworks, please read through the information pack (in Chinese) under the download section.
- If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Yu (Taiwan Access for All Association) for more information.
British Council in Taiwan and Taiwan Access for All Association will be providing prizes for the competition.
- Honourable Mentions: 3 artists; each will receive a cash prize of NT$2,000.
- Bronze Medal: The artist will receive a cash prize of NT$5,000
- Silver Medal: The artist will receive a cash prize of NT$8,000
- Gold Medal: The artist will receive a cash prize of NT$36,000. His/Her designs will be put into card production.
Ms Jo Verrent and members from British Council in Taiwan will be joining the judge panel.