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 Ministry of Culture on Taiwan, the Taipei Culture Center will also provide assistance to resident artists to present their art achievements.