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 July 2019, as part of the “Art & Inclusion” programme, British Council in Taiwan collaborates with National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to invite Manchester Camerata and Julian West, Head of Open Academy from Royal Academy of Music to deliver various workshops and give talks, aiming to provide relevant knowledge and training for Taiwanese art practitioners who are interested in community services and/or working with the elderly. Hopefully it will open up interactive dialogues with the elderly and create a more inclusive society through these practitioners’ own musical and artistic skills involving improvisation, co-creation and participation.