Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre
The Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre is Taiwan’s cultural hub in Hong Kong. It showcases Taiwanese culture and shares life values and the cultural phenomena of Taiwan that are trend-setting, unique, and creative.
Kwang Hwa also serves as the matchmaking center and service platform for the cultural communities of Taiwan and Hong Kong. It promotes interaction among artists, cultural industries, and market representatives while acknowledging the cultural differences between the two sides. Moreover, Kwang Hwa helps to establish mutually beneficial strategies to forge stronger cultural links between Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Kwang Hwa hosts the Taiwan Culture Festival and Talks a la Taiwan every year, and organizes a broad range of cultural salons and activities. It proactively initiates cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Hong Kong through cooperation with local communities and artists.
Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Malaysia
Since its establishment on May 20, 2012, the Ministry of Culture has actively pushed for the development of overseas offices, including the creation of a Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Malaysia in December 2013. The promotion of Taiwanese culture in Malaysia was previously carried out by the Information Division of the TECRO in Singapore.
In addition to promoting the nation’s cultural and foreign policies, the Cultural Division organizes art performances, exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, literary translations and publications, and cultural immersion festivals such as the annual Taiwan Week. The Cultural Division also aims to forge new partnerships with the cultural groups and educational institutions of Malaysia, facilitate interactions among both arts communities, and bridge the gap between Malaysia and Taiwan through cultural exchanges.
Using Kuala Lumpur as its base, the Ministry of Culture hopes to introduce Taiwan’s rich and diverse cultural features to Malaysia and neighboring Southeast Asian countries. Using Taiwan’s soft powers as a means to hold dialogue with the international community, the Cultural Division wishes to demonstrate the nation’s unique qualities and deepen cultural diplomatic relations.
Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo is the platform for the promotion of Taiwanese culture in Japan. It assists Taiwan’s arts and cultural groups in participating in international events; encourages the domestic private sector, foundations, and non-profit organizations to take part in global cultural exchanges; and deepens the collaboration between the arts and cultural groups, art galleries, and museums of Taiwan and Japan.
Based on the spirit of the Republic of China’s national foreign policy, the Center aims to enhance international relations through cultural exchanges and the promotion of Taiwanese values. Tangible exchanges such as hosting visiting artists and performance groups will help deepen the mutual friendship and understanding between the two nations.
Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in Germany
Die Kulturabteilung in der Taipeh Vertretung untersteht dem Ministry of Culture (MOC) der Republik China (Taiwan)
Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.
Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain
División Cultura de Oficina Económica y Cultural de Taipei en España
Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris
Centre culturel de Taiwan à Paris
Cultural Division of the Taipei-Moscow Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission
Тайбэйско-Московской координационной комиссии по экономическому и культурному сотрудничеству
The Cultural Division is responsible for creating opportunities in cultural exchanges and collaboration among Taiwanese and Russian artists. It also works with the Ministry of Culture’s Spotlight Taiwan partners in Russia, promotes Taiwanese performance arts and popular music, and invites heavyweight Russian cultural professionals to visit Taiwan.
Taiwan Academy in Houston
The Taiwan Academy in Houston was established in 2012 as part of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. The Academy is tasked with promoting Taiwan’s culture through the fields of visual arts, performing arts, museums, film and television, music, literature and publications, and the cultural and creative sector.
The Academy in Houston oversees operations in 17 states in the southern and central United States – Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Idaho, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles
The Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles aims to tap into Hollywood, the world’s leading film and TV industry center, to promote Taiwan’s audiovisual products; deepen the cooperative relations with U.S. arts, cultural, and film organizations; enhance the international image of Taiwan’s culture and arts; and partner with academic institutions under the Spotlight Taiwan program to promote Taiwanese culture on the U.S. West Coast and in Western Canada.
The Academy in Los Angeles oversees cultural operations in 13 states of the western United States － California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii － and the Canadian provinces west of Ontario.
The major objectives of the Taiwan Academy in LA are:
Taipei Cultural Center in New York
The Cultural Center plays a significant role in enhancing Taiwan’s international image and promoting cultural exchanges. The New York office is used as an outpost for promoting understanding of Taiwan’s culture and arts in North America.
The strategic plans of the Cultural Center are to cooperate with important North American performance organizations; invite Taiwan’s performance and visual artists to New York and North America to perform, exhibit, or serve residency; to enhance Taiwan’s presence in the arts festivals of North America; and to increase international visibility of Taiwan’s culture and arts.
By using culture and arts as communication channels, Taiwan is able to boost mutual understanding and appreciation in culture and arts, as well as strengthen its friendship with the United States and Canada.