In a bid to provide young individuals with a platform to nurture their talents and aspirations, the Youth Development Administration, MoE, has launched an innovative program known as the Learning Youth Hub. As the scorching summer temperatures persist, this initiative aims to offer solace to individuals by immersing themselves in the world of arts and finding solace within their souls. Collaborating closely with local activists, the Learning Youth Hub program seeks to harness the wealth of experience and knowledge accumulated over the years within communities. By condensing this invaluable wisdom into localized classes, the program strives to create opportunities for the younger generation to remain in their hometowns while pursuing their dreams. The Youth Development Administration, MoE, recognizes the importance of empowering young people and providing them with the necessary tools to flourish. By offering a diverse range of classes and workshops, the Learning Youth Hub program aims to cater to a wide array of interests and talents. Whether it is painting, music, dance, or any other artistic endeavor, participants can expect to find a supportive and nurturing environment to explore their passions. By enabling young individuals to remain in their hometowns, the program not only fosters a sense of belonging but also contributes to the overall development and growth of local communities. It allows these aspiring individuals to contribute to the cultural fabric of their surroundings, injecting fresh perspectives and creativity into their hometowns.
YouthBanana, the renowned organization, is set to host a captivating event that will transport participants into the enchanting realm of music creation and the great outdoors. The highly anticipated three-day Field Sound Creation Workshop promises to be an immersive experience like no other. In a groundbreaking development, individuals without any musical background can now delve into the enchanting world of music and sound. Through a novel process that involves gathering sounds from natural surroundings, such as fields, and subsequently merging them with instruments and songs in a professional recording studio, participants can craft their own distinctive musical arrangements. This innovative approach allows for the creation of beautiful melodies that are entirely rooted in the wonders of nature.
Art Commons Tainan, a local creative space, is offering an exciting opportunity for individuals to participate in a woodworking course focused on sustainability. The course encourages participants to actively search for discarded wood within their community and repurpose these valuable resources. With a strong emphasis on recycling and environmental consciousness, Art Commons Tainan aims to promote the importance of reducing waste and utilizing available materials. By inviting people to explore their surroundings and identify potential sources of discarded wood, the course not only encourages creativity but also fosters a sense of community engagement. Participants will have the chance to learn various woodworking techniques and skills, all while contributing to the preservation of the environment.
The Kids From Lukang Co., Ltd. is set to launch an exciting sketching course that will immerse participants in the rich temple culture of the ancient city of Lukang. This unique program will take aspiring artists on a journey through the streets of Lukang, providing them with the opportunity to capture the essence of this historical destination through their sketches. In an effort to accurately capture the essence of Lukang’s streetscape and temples, participants will have the chance to engage in on-the-ground experience sharing and practical observation. This immersive approach aims to provide a firsthand understanding of the distinctive features that define this historical town. By actively participating in these activities, individuals will gain valuable insights that will enable them to depict Lukang’s unique charm with precision and authenticity. The course offered participants a unique experience by including an easter egg - the unveiling of the Chungyuan Pu Tu. This exclusive item is typically released only during the seventh month of the Lunar Calendar, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in the rich cultural tradition that takes place annually.
Cikowa’ay Natural’s Exotic to Local Course offers unique edible plant learning experience. This program teaches participants about edible plants, including identification and practical use, further including a trip to the local botanical garden to explore diverse plant species. Led by botanists, attendees will explore plants, learning about their characteristics and culinary uses. The Exotic to Local course includes practical cooking activities to enhance learning. Participants can experiment with cooking techniques and ingredients using the edible plants they discovered at the botanical garden. This approach empowers individuals to use these plants in their own cooking. Cikowa’ay Natural designed this course to deepen people’s connection with the natural world. The program promotes appreciation for the variety of edible plants in our surroundings. Limited openings are available for enrollment in this opportunity for the enriching of knowledge in edible plants and culinary possibilities. Participants can further explore plant dyeing techniques, using vibrant hues from exotic plants to showcase their creativity and contribute to environmental conservation.
Participants of the upcoming Fengchao Art Festival in Taiwan will have the opportunity to explore the charming fishing village of Magang. Situated in the easternmost part of the country, this small village offers a unique cultural experience for visitors. The festival, scheduled to take place on August 12 and 13, promises to be an exciting event for art enthusiasts and tourists alike. In addition to beach cleaning activities at the Sea Waste Bar, participants can also enjoy a lunch of authentic seafood and experience an art workshop that uses local resources to create artwork!
In August, the Youth Hub Dreamer training program is set to debut 39 courses on local creativity, bringing together young people from the arts and culture who are enthusiastic about humanities, landscapes, and art production to rediscover the beauty of their hometowns through the courses’ broad and varied subjects. You can start an artistic adventure that explores the potential of individual creativity by signing up on the program’s official website （https://changemaker.yda.gov.tw/Lesson） and paying a NT$500 deposit （refunded upon completion）!