Taiwan Academy is a nonprofit cultural institute with a mission in promoting and nurturing Taiwanese arts and culture. Established by the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture, we are an overseas resource center that disseminate information and organize art exhibitions, film screenings, seminars and other activities that promote visual and performing arts, film, music and literature from Taiwan.
The Academy in Los Angeles oversees cultural operations in 13 states of the western United States － California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii － and the Canadian provinces west of Ontario.
The establishment of the Taiwan Academy originates from the Republic of China President Ma Ying-Jeou's cultural policy. Taiwan is the major Chinese cultural center where Confucianism, Buddhism, Zen, literature, architecture, arts and crafts, and traditional customs are promoted and preserved more completely as compared to the many other regions influenced by Chinese culture. So far, a fair number of the Taiwan Academy Resource Centers have been established internationally to disseminate information and organize seminars, workshops, and other activities that promote philosophy, literature, and arts. By doing so, the Taiwan Academy program hopes to enhance cultural exchanges between Taiwan and the international community.