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Taipei-New Taipei-Keelung cultural exchange and cooperation kick off

By Yali Chen
 
Taipei City, New Taipei City, and Keelung City are embarking on six programs of cultural exchange and cooperation in 2019.
 
Following a discussion on cultural exchange and cooperation platforms between Taipei City and New Taipei City on February 23, Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) and New Taipei City’s Cultural Affairs Department (CAD) decided to integrate arts and cultural resources to increase cooperation.

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Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, New Taipei City’s Cultural Affairs Department, and Keelung City’s Cultural Affairs Bureau are set to jointly promote each other’s magazines on their official website this year.
 
Based on the concept of the three municipalities constituting a common living circle, the DOCA and CAD invited Keelung City’s Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB) to participate in this collaboration.
 
In the future, the three municipalities will work together on six programs that include the integration of permits to play music or perform in streets and one-stop service for motion picture and television permits. The six programs will expand arts exchange programs among the three municipalities.
 
The DOCA Commissioner Tsai Tsung-hsiung said that Taipei involves a brand, lifestyle, art, performance, film, art museum, and military dependents’ communities, as well as experienced professionals from different sectors. These features have transformed Taipei into a city with diverse cultures and lifestyles.
 
“With the three municipalities forming a common living circle, we decided to collaborate with the CAD and CAB to better serve the citizens and arts and cultural organizations in the Greater Taipei metropolitan area,” Tsai said.
 
The three cities’ cultural agencies have agreed to set up a new mechanism to integrate the licenses of street performers and offer a one-stop service for motion picture and television permits in the three municipalities.
 
In addition, the DOCA, CAD and CAB will join forces to promote children’s arts festivals, online magazines, artists-in-residence exchange programs, and military dependents village festivals. In the future, they will strengthen communication with each other to create a better and more convenient living circle for residents in the Greater Taipei metropolitan area.