Taipei City Arts Promotion Office

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Coordinates: 25°02′54″N 121°33′6.8″E / 25.04833°N 121.551889°E / 25.04833; 121.551889

Taipei City Arts Promotion Office
臺北市藝文推廣處
Taipei City Arts Promotion Office title 20160430.jpg
General information
TypeArt center
LocationSongshan, Taipei, Taiwan
OpeningJanuary 1964 (as Taipei Municipal Social Education Hall)
November 1999 (as Taipei Cultural Center)
November 2015 (as Taipei City Arts Promotion Office)
ManagementDepartment of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
Website
http://www.tapo.gov.taipei

Taipei City Arts Promotion Office (Chinese: 臺北市藝文推廣處) is a cultural center in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Taipei City Arts Promotion Office

History[edit]

The Metropolitan Hall, Taipei City Arts Promotion Office

The founding preparation and planning stage of the cultural center began in April 1961. It was opened in January 1964 under the Department of Education of the Taipei City Government as the Taipei Municipal Social Education Hall(臺北市立社會教育館) at Chung-Shan Building in Taipei. In January 1967, the center borrowed the Ming-Lun Hall of Taipei Confucius Temple as their temporary location. In 1976, the center decided to construct its own place at the Municipal Park No. 5. The construction work commenced in March 1979 and was completed in June 1983. The center was officially reopened to the public on 22 October in the same year. In November 1999, the center was taken over by the Department of Cultural Affairs and its English name was changed to Taipei Cultural Center.[1] In November 2015, the center was changed to Taipei City Arts Promotion Office.

Notable events[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The cultural center is accessible within walking distance South East from Taipei Arena MRT station of Taipei Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taipei Cultural Center ─ History". Tmseh.taipei.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-21.