The diversity and potential of Taiwanese culture have inspired a great number of art works. Taiwanese performing arts have shone in international arenas. In 1998 the Ministry of Culture set up Cyberstage TAIWAN to introduce art to more people and promote performing arts (including modern theatre, traditional opera, dance, music etc.) in Taiwan.
Cyberstage TAIWAN aims for a “moving theatre” of performing arts, and has created an integrated database on the performing arts that is mobile technology and social media compatible and highly interactive. The database currently presents the profiles, works and event information of 150 performing arts groups, including the “Taiwan Brand” flagship groups and winners of Performing Arts Groups Funding Plan by the Ministry of Culture. The information is easily accessible to all web-users, and the database will continue to be updated and expanded.
Cyberstage TAIWAN keeps updated to enhance exchange among Taiwanese performing groups and overseas event planners, creating more possibilities for international cooperation. This site also includes information on worldwide art festivals, so that each performing group can choose the one which best suits them. Taiwanese performing groups can also use it as a platform to communicate and promote their works on the international market.
The goal of Cyberstage TAIWAN is to boost the reputation of Taiwanese performing arts and foster communication among performing groups and among organizers in Taiwan and overseas. Official bodies may also benefit from this site in that they can discover which groups have potential and thus facilitate government sponsorship programmes. The site is also open to the general public, who can browse Cyberstage anytime, anywhere. New media like Cyberstage will bring Taiwanese performing arts closer to more people.