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Secretary-General

Chieh-Yu Lee

Debbie Chieh-Yu Lee is primarily responsible for the Association’s international communications as well as the development & communications of international projects that foster learning and dialogue of culture in external relations in Taiwan and its relationship with the East Asian, America, Europe and world. She holds degrees in Art Curatorship and English. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Cultural & Creative Industries from King’s College London, University of London. Previously, Debbie interned in NY, USA with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in Sydney, Australia with 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art, and in Taipei, Taiwan with the Digital Art Center. Currently, she is Communications & Public Affairs deputy manager in a global high-tech company where she identifies and oversees corporate citizenship initiatives related to the sector of arts & culture, education, civic development and environment that maximizes exposure and goodwill across key communities where the company operates.

Expectations for TACPS:TACPS is founded in the era when global governance emerged at the beginning of the 21st century. Its founding aims at a key role in Taiwan’s cultural policy research as a grassroots, think-tank of the third sector, which dedicated to create an open and accessible knowledge sharing forum, and to develop a public sphere that would facilitate cultural collaborations, dialogues, and rational debates among different agents. Additionally, it expects to host cultural seminars, workshops and international conferences to stimulate analysis and exchange of ideas and work on issues of mutual interest for cultural practitioners in Taiwan and aboard.

Consultant

Kuan-Wen Eric Lin

Dr. Kuan-Wen Eric Lin now serves as Vice President for Industry Relations at Asia Pacific Institute for Events Management (APIEM), and he works as Assistant Professor for the Department of Tourism and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions and Events) Management and Director for the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs at Chung-Hua University, Taiwan. He holds adjunct assistant professorship at Graduate School of Art Management & Culture Policy, National Taiwan University of Arts and Assumption University of Thailand.
As the current Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the eMICE Development Committee at Taiwan Intelligence Tourism Industry Association (TITIA) and Member of the Board of Directors at Taiwan Creative and Cultural Association (TCCA), he actively helps governments and industries to build their strategies and body of knowledge of MICE, festival and event management.
Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. (Event Management) and MBA in Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, U. K. under the supervision of two world renowned scholars, Professor Joe Goldblatt and Professor Andrew Frew. Professor Joe Goldblatt is known as the father of modern event management education, and he gave the birth of the world’s first event management textbook and the following 30 related series of books. Professor Andrew Frew, who also looked after Kuan-Wen’s PhD thesis, is the previous chairman of International Federation for IT, Travel and Tourism (IFITT), the most renowned global eTourism think tank. Dr. Lin was the winner of the first ever MeetingMatrix (world’s leading event ICT solution provider, an Amadeus subsidiary) Full PhD Scholarship. His publication could be seen in international academic journals such as Event Management and Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism. He coauthored with Dr. Chou on the book “Meetings and Exhibitions”.
Previous to the current positions, Kuan-Wen, also known as Eric, was the first Secretary of the Cross-Party-Group on Taiwan at Scottish Parliament from 2011 to 2014, the Convener of Taiwan Pavilion Preparation Committee in 2013 Edinburgh Summer Festivals, and the Assistant and Research Coordinator to Executive Director of International Centre for the Study of Planned Events (ICSPE) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2009. He used to work for Taipei Representative Office in the UK, Edinburgh Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2008 and for Chinaturst Commercial Bank during 2004-2007.

Expectations for TACPS:The believer and witness of positive cultural and art impact for the human society. However, I am also aware that there are crucial issues happening in terms of cultural management, employment and resource distribution under the global phenomena of claimed experience economy. Hope we could bridge the conversation gap among artists and the stake holders in the era of capitalism and try our best to comfort the tension and anxiety existed because of their different perceptions.

Deputy Secretary-General

Chien, Yu-Lin

Deputy Secretary-General

Tsai, Chun Jen

Executive Secretary

Vita Chang

Project Manager

Cindy Huang

Project Manager

Yu-Liang Liu

Project Manager

Hazel Chou

Project Manager

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee is mainly responsible for planning in Taiwan association of Cultural Policy(TACPS), assisting in the preparation of the forum and related contacts for academic activities. She graduated from the Department of Cultural and Creative Industries Management, National Taipei University of Education(NTUE). Because of her passion for art and cultural affairs, she used to be an administrative assistant of the New Space-Time Gallery(STARTS) and a part-time research assistant of National Cultural Congress & White Paper. She also successively interned in the creative programs of GoodLeftBrain Creative, AM Creative, and the National Marine Biology Museum. And now, Andrea is currently studying for a master’s degree in the department of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Her research interest is the cultural economy, arts, and business cooperation, arts and cultural curating.

Expectations for TACPS:The task of TACPS is to establish a public, intellectual and dialectical platform for think tanks and to lead the development of culture in Taiwan. Through the continuous operation of TACPS, We can increase the awareness of Taiwan cultural values and the urgent need of cultural environment’s establishment. For me, what I concerned about is to let culture influence society.

Project Manager

Chen, Yi-Yun

Project Manager

Miao, Tzu-Lin

Tzu-Lin Miao graduated in Department of Public Affairs at Fo Guang University. , Miao is studying for a master’s degree in the department of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan University of Arts. She has worked in Chinese Folk-Arts Foundation, Paperwindmill, project research assistant for 2017 National Cultural Congress and Cultural White Paper Project, Taipei Heart Village Association’s intern project manager. Current research focuses on intangible cultural heritage, intangible cultural heritage safeguarding policy and cultural communities.

Expectations for TACPS:Culture is contained all of the social communities, professional and predicament. We should let the communities comprehend, cooperate. And finally, we hope “culture” can be the essential things in each different field.

Project Manager

Yi-Hsiu Yeh

Project Manager

Jui-Ting Lee

Project Manager

Men-Chung Chen