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Taipei National University of the Arts – Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts Internship Scheme – Open for Application

To foster the professional development of local arts administrators for the long-term development of arts and culture of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) collaborates with Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KdMoFA), Taipei National University of the Arts for the first time to launch the “Taipei National University of the Arts – Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts Internship Scheme”. The Scheme provides overseas internships and exchange opportunities to promising local arts administrators to develop their professional skills and network.

“Taipei National University of the Arts – Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts Internship Scheme” will sponsor one full time intern at the KdMoFA for 24 weeks from June to November 2016. The selected candidate will participate in the areas of curating, exhibition, media marketing and promotion of arts education programme at the 2016 Kuandu Biennale. Actual placement details will be finalised between the selected candidate and the KdMoFA. The selected candidate will also have the chance to visit other cultural institutes with the help of the KdMoFA in order to enrich his/her internship experience. A bursary of HK$55,000 covering allowance for one return economy class flight ticket, accommodation, transportation and subsistence will be provided to the successful candidate.

Hosted by Professor Chu Teh-i, Director of the KdMoFA, a seminar introducing the KdMoFA, the Kuandu Biennale and sharing the experience at the KdMoFA will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 4 November 2015 (Wednesday) at the HKADC Administration Office. The sharing session will be conducted in Mandarin.

The said Scheme is under the Cultural Internship Scheme which was launched by the HKADC since 2009 with the funding support from the Home Affairs Bureau. The Scheme aims at supporting promising local arts practitioners to receive professional training in famous world-class arts venues and institutes in order to nurture future arts and cultural leaders in Hong Kong and to meet the growing needs of professional arts talents.

Interested parties could obtain application guidelines and form from the HKADC Administration Office (14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong) or download from the HKADC website: www.hkadc.org.hk. Applications must be submitted and deposited in the collection box at the HKADC Administration Office by 6:30 pm on 11 December 2015 (Friday). Applications submitted by post must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Late submission or submission by fax or email will not be processed. For enquiries and seminar registration, please contact Ms Lui of the HKADC at 2820 1090.

About Taipei National University of the Arts and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) was founded in 1982, previously named as the National Institute of the Arts (NIA). It focused on music, fine arts, drama and dance developments. After the launch of Performing Centre, Experimental Theatre and the Dance Theatre in 1991, TNUA started to plan different performing arts activities. In 2001, with the establishments of five Colleges: the College of Music, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Theatre Arts, the College of Dance, and the College of Culture Resources, NIA was renamed as TNUA. The Concert Hall and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts were opened in 2005. TNUA, which is the only university equipped three performing halls and one museum, is an ideal training ground for arts talents through a pedagogy that places equal emphases on the academic and practical sides. For latest information about the TNUA, please visit www.tnua.edu.tw.

Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KdMoFA) is the first art museum specialised by an art university in Taiwan. It provides unique exhibition space and interpretation for cross-disciplinary arts. The museum consists of six storeys, including nine display rooms and two outdoor squares, stretching for 2,400 square meters in total, both internal and outdoor.

Kuandu Biennale has been organised by KdMoFA since 2008. The first Kuandu Biennale - “I HAVE A DREAM”, was widely acclaimed. 2010 Kuandu Biennale - “Memories and Beyond” was reported by ARTinculture, a Korean contemporary arts magazine and listed as one of the most important biennales in Asian region. The theme and topic of the Biennale is finalised by the Biennale’s committee after its recommendation and discussion. The Biennale invites different artists and curators in Asia to participate. For more information about the KdMoFA and its Biennale, please visit: www.kdmofa.tnua.edu.tw.