Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the British Council and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) in 2017, the two organisations have been actively collaborating on a series of activities related to the issue of inclusion, and in 2018, NCAF established the 'Inclusive Arts Grant' to encourage Taiwanese art groups and art practitioners to develop inclusive arts, being aware of ageing-related issues, and support professional arts and cultural programmes and services for the elderly. The grant also echoes the NCAF’s overall goal of 'Arts to Everyone'. Starting 2019, the British Council and the NCAF have jointly supported the 'International Project - Taiwan-UK Collaboration' project, with the aim of sharing international experiences and connections to expand the benefits of inclusive arts development.
The call for entries was suspended in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are happy to announce that 2022 'Inclusive Arts Grant' is back and will be receiving applications between 1-17 October 2022.
How to Apply
- Application period: 1-17 October 2022
- Please fill out the online application form between October 1 and 17, 2022 on NCAF website.
- Online briefing session: Monday 19 September 2022, 15:00-16:00. It is to give information about the grant and answer questions you might have.
- Inclusive Arts Grant guideline is listed below in the 'download' section.
Please note the NCAF application platform is only available in Mandarin. '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 are required to provide a brief introduction and a letter of intent.
Inclusive Arts Grantees for 'International Project—Taiwan-UK Collaboration'
- 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.
- Chuang Kai-Wen: 'Intergenerational Dance Project' working with Barrowland Ballet in Scotland.
- B.DANCE: 'Infinite Life Journey- Floating Flowers' project working with Step-Out Arts in London and Dance Base in Scotland.