Fulbright Taiwan grant for art administration open for applications

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Fulbright Taiwan grant for art administration open for applications

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) The Ministry of Culture (MOC) and Fulbright Taiwan announced Friday that a new program has opened for applications, offering grants for three spots for Taiwanese professionals in art administration to travel to the United States for a three-month training program.

A memorandum of understanding for the new grant was signed at a Friday event by the MOC's Samuel S.K. Wu (吳紹開), director-general of the Department of Cultural Exchange, and William Vocke, executive director of the Fulbright Taiwan Foundation for Scholarly Exchange.

According to Wu, the program has been two years in the making, based on an idea that he proposed to the Fulbright Program during his first visit to the U.S. after taking up his current position as director-general.

While the Fulbright rarely focuses on art administration in its scholarships, three Taiwanese nationals have previously received Fulbright funding in the area.

These are Lin Hwai-min (林懷民), founder and artistic director of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Wu Jing-jyi (吳靜吉), endowed chair in creativity at National Chengchi University, and Ju Tzong-ching (朱宗慶), percussionist and founder of the Ju Percussion Group.

The program will run for three years, with the first three annual recipients of the grant to be announced at the end of March 2019, the director-general noted.

It is open to applicants who are mid- or senior-level administrators or managers in the field of art and culture.

(By Lo Yuan-shao and Kuan-lin Liu)

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