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Bed - a street theatre performance devised by Entelechy Arts 

British Council Urban Futures Programme

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

Due to the impact of Covid-19, the“Inclusive Arts Grant” provide applicants more time for your applications. The application dates and deadlines will be from 1 October to 15 October this year. Since 2017, the National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) has set the tone for its overall objective with “Arts to Everyone”, and at the end of the same year, entered a memorandum of understanding with the British Council, of which one of the focuses is to collaborate in developing inclusive arts-related projects. The first project that the NCAF has organised is the “Inclusive Arts Grant” launched in 2018, which encourages art groups and artists to develop inclusive arts and explore issues related to senior citizens while supporting professional arts and cultural programs and service projects engaging the senior community. In addition to domestic projects, the NCAF collaborates with the British Council expand the project’s outreach, with an emphasis on sharing the experience, increasing exchange and production of international inclusive arts, by adding the category of “International Project—Taiwan-UK Collaboration” in 2019. This specific project will be supported by the British Council and the NCAF for the purpose of expanding the benefits of developing inclusive arts through experience sharing and global connection. 

 

How to Apply

  • Application dates and deadlines: 1 October - 15 October, 2020
  • Inclusive Arts Grant guideline
  • Please submit your application via the NCAF platform, The system is only available in Chinese. “International Project—Taiwan-UK Collaboration” only accepts submissions from Taiwanese artists and art groups (please see submission guidelines for eligibility). UK artists, art groups or organisations in collaboration with their Taiwanese partners in are required to provide a brief introduction and a letter of intent.

2019 Grantees

NCAF announced 6 grantees on 3 December, 2019. Godot Theatre Company received the “International Project—Taiwan-UK Collaboration” grant with its "Curious Shoes bespoke performance: training workshops and field research in Taiwan" project. Other 5 grantees will be focusing on local projects in Taiwan.