Taipei Cultural Center
Taipei Cultural Center
Organization and Structure
The Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York was formerly known as the Cultural Center , one of the two major components of the Chinese Information and Culture Center (CICC) of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York . The CICC was co-established by t he Council for Cultural Affairs, the Government Information Office and the Ministry of Education in 1991, and the CICC was organized into two major components, the Information Center and the Cultural Center . Moreover, the Cultural Center also consisted of two cultural institutes, Taipei Gallery and Taipei Theater.
The Cultural Center is primarily responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing a variety of arts activities, as well as supervising the operation of Taipei Gallery and Taipei Theater. The Cultural Center has played a significant role in enhancing Taiwan's cultural image and promoting international cultural exchanges . To cope with the new trend of global cultural competition, the Taipei Cultural Center , breaking the regional boundary of New York City , has been actively bringing Taiwan's cultures to North America and has strengthened cultural promotion considerably since July, 2002. Since then, the Cultural Center officially has changed its name to the Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York .
The Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York is headed by a director, who is assisted by two officers, three specialists and one clerk.
Goals and Mission
Since the reorganization in July, 2002, in order to cope with the new trend of global cultural competition, the Taipei Cultural Center has adjusted its goals and mission to, using its office in New York as an outpost, promoting understanding of Taiwan's culture and arts in North America continuously and systematically. By using culture and arts as communication channels, Taiwan is able to enhance mutual understanding and appreciation in culture and arts, as well as to strengthen the friendship with the United States and Canada .
To achieve the aforementioned goals and mission, the strategic plans of the Taipei Cultural Center are to cooperate with the important performance organizations in New York and North America, to invite Taiwan's performance and visual arts groups or artists to New York and North America to perform, exhibit, or conduct artist residency, to actively participate in arts festivals of North America, to promote Taiwan's artists onto international stages, and to increase international visibility of Taiwan's culture and arts. In addition, the Taipei Cultural Center will invite important performance agents and visual arts curators in North America to Taiwan to visit performance groups and artists in order to promote better understanding of Taiwan's arts groups and artists. Moreover, in accordance with Taiwan's artist residency programs in North America supported by the Council for Culture Affairs on Taiwan , the Taipei Culture Center will also provide assistance to resident artists to present their art achievements.
Site Internet : http://www.tpecc.org/