Weiwuying “Collaboration between Arts and Other Sectors—The Overview of Outreach Aesthetic Education Project” Working with Government and Enterprises to Transform Taiwan through Art Education
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) is working together with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, and private enterprises including Bank SinoPac, Pegatron Corporation, Casetek Holdings, Kinsus Interconnect Technology, ASRock, Lumens, Hopax Culture and Arts Foundation, and Taiwan Fu Hsing to present the “Collaboration between Arts and Other Sectors—The Overview of Outreach Aesthetic Education Project” project. The project has planned 21 events for this year, providing opportunities for over 25,000 junior and senior high school students and five and six graders across six cities and counties in South Taiwan (Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Pingtung County, Yunlin County) to participate. The project aims to extend the aesthetic education of each institution to Weiwuying and allows students to experience art in the world-class venue, hoping that the event will become an opportunity for the young to be influenced by art and encourage alternative mindsets when they pursue further education and development.
Weiwuying artistic director Chien Wen-pin stated: “Not only is Weiwuying a world-class venue, but also a major platform for the arts and cultural development for nearby cities and counties. We are grateful to be able to work with the government and private enterprises, promoting art education and comprehensive aesthetic together to set a foundation for art education in secondary education in South Taiwan.”
Weiwuying has arranged for over 25,000 students from South Taiwan to enter the venue for art and aesthetic appreciation. The Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture has subsidized the transportation expenses for the 21 sessions in 2019, ensuring that students from remote rural areas will also have the chance to participate.
The project is also supported by many enterprises that value education and culture. The collaboration and integration of art, enterprise, and government resources encourage youngsters to develop their creativity and art appreciation, so that art can be a part of life and that Taiwan will be transformed by culture.
Since this would be the first time for many students to visit a world-class performance venue, this project will begin with three themes: “theater etiquette,” “introduction to the international venue,” and “enjoying the performance.” By introducing theater etiquette and the venue while inviting professional teams both domestic and abroad, this project provides students with the opportunity of experiencing the charm of the vineyard style concert hall and world-class performances.