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The Department of Culture Affairs is responsible for distributing public money granted by the Taipei City Government to artists and arts-related organizations.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for all citizens through cultural activities; to support the pursuit of excellence among artists; and to maximize contributions from the arts sector to strategic areas of priority.

We have mapped out diverse funding programs since our establishment in 1999, maintaining a fair and just mechanism to assess the viability and value of arts projects proposed by artists and arts-related organizations.

We grant more than 600 arts proposals each year. We believe that an innovative culture can broaden access to a rich and varied artistic and cultural life for everyone. We also believe that the artistic activities we fund aspire to reach world-class level, and that every citizen in Taipei City should have the opportunity to develop his or her artistic talent and achieve excellence in the arts.

Our goal is to promote an atmosphere of community cohesiveness through the arts among as many people as possible. We also provide advice and information of benefit to those in the arts sector.



Eligibility Requirements:

 (1) Individual applicants

Age 20 or above, registered permanent residence in Taipei City and national of The Republic of China.

 (2) Organizations

 Legally organizations registered permanently located in Taipei City. Independent administrative institution, political parties, schools, or governments are not eligible for the grants.

 (3) Others

The project focuses on Taipei City as the major theme, or the arts event takes place mainly in Taipei City may also apply for the grant. Individual applicants should be age 20 or above. Independent administrative institution, political parties, schools, or governments are not eligible for the grants. Foreigners should hold the permanent resident certificate for the Taiwan area.



Types of activity supported 

(1) Professional arts

Applicants can choose any one of the following categories for professional arts grants:

Creation, performance, exhibition, publishing, seminar, field study, video production, study program, training course, or other related topics.

These may be related to arts activities including traditional opera, traditional music, intangible cultural heritage, video art, drama, modern music, dance, visual art, literature, or art environment and policy.

(2) Community culture

Applicants may choose any of the following categories for arts grants:

cultural events, study program, cultural records, cultural surveys, cultural site beautification projects, and other related topics.

(3) Disadvantaged groups and minority groups

Any of the following groups: the disabled, the elderly, young people, children, gender nonconforming, Hakka, immigrants, laborers, military village culture, indigenous peoples, etc. All kinds of art creation or related activities or cultural and artistic fields of any of the above groups are eligible.