British Council has launched the arts programme “Urban Futures” since early 2018 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 support cross-art institutions and practitioners to explore how art can make our cities more open, dynamic, inclusive and fit for the future. Our programme themes focus on the following topics:
- Art & Social Activism
- Art, Science & Digital Innovation
- Art & Disability
- Art & Ageing
In May 2019, British Council in Taiwan invited the following partners including National Culture and Arts Foundation, National Symphony Orchestra, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Godot Theatre Company, HORSE Dance Theatre, Hongdao Senior Citizen Welfare Foundation, Anke Media Corp. and an independent arts producer to visit the "Luminate Festival" in Scotland. Luminate is Scotland’s creative ageing organisation, delivers a diverse programme of creative events and activities throughout the year, including the biennial Luminate Festival. After the trip, British Council in Taiwan and Anke Media Corp. together held a sharing session on creative ageing with these partners.
On 12 December, as part of the "Art & Inclusion" initiative, British Council in Taiwan and Anke Media Corp. again invite partners with diverse backgrounds in creative ageing areas to join the “Creative Ageing, Great Adventure” Forum. We hope to stimulate the conversation and to find more innovative ways to promote creative ageing through various formats. The “Creative Ageing, Great Adventure” Forum would like to invite people who are interested in this topic or who are experts including professional practitioners, artists, care takers, policy makers and care home administrators to engage in in-depth exchanges and discussions.