Taitung County to Invest NT$ 25 Million in Public Art Project

13-Sep-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:33 AM Print This Post

Promoting Local Economics and Tourism

TAITUNG, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An open call organized by Taitung County Government has resulted in a
total of 32 suggested locations for public art works as part of a NT$ 25
million project in the South-Link area in southern Taitung County. Local
and international artists have been invited to create public artworks,
with over 20 pieces expected to be selected for display.

Taitung County Governor, Justin Huang, said that while his
administration is planning to invest NT$ 25 million into an art project
aimed at promoting the development of the local economy and tourism, he
hopes that this art platform will connect the local people and

The Cultural Affairs Department emphasizes on the integration of the
natural landscape, local culture, and history. The project focuses in on
Taimali Township, Jinfeng Township, Dawu Township and Daren Township,
which are all home to diverse cultures such as the Paiwan tribe, Rukai
tribe, and Han Chinese. The department hopes that the project will bring
together the history of the people and the land.

Besides holding public seminars and selection events, representatives,
tribal leaders and council members were all invited to hold briefing
sessions in their own communities to encourage residents to take part.
It was by the end of July that all four townships had already suggested
32 potential locations, with the next phase of selecting artists and
their works to be displayed in progress.

Current projections indicate that public art project will begin in
February 2018, followed by a grand opening in May, with the art displays
running through September.


Taitung County Government
International Development and Planning
Journalism and Communication Section
Arissa Wang
Tel: +886-89-322390
Fax: +886-89-311179
Email: arissa0914@gmail.com


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