The Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York was formerly known as the Cultural Center, one of the two major components of the Chinese Information and Culture Center (CICC) of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.
The CICC was co-established by the Council for Cultural Affairs, the Government Information Office and the Ministry of Education in 1991, and the CICC was organized into two major components, the Information Center and the Cultural Center. Moreover, the Cultural Center also consisted of two cultural institutes, Taipei Gallery and Taipei Theater. The Cultural Center is primarily responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing a variety of arts activities, as well as supervising the operation of Taipei Gallery and Taipei Theater.
The Cultural Center has played a significant role in enhancing Taiwan’s cultural image and promoting international cultural exchanges. To cope with the new trend of global cultural competition, the Taipei Cultural Center, breaking the regional boundary of New York City, has been actively bringing Taiwan’s cultures to North America and has strengthened cultural promotion considerably since July, 2002. Since then, the Cultural Center officially has changed its name to the Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. (Its head office is the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan. Due to an organizational reform by the central government, the Council for Cultural Affairs is upgraded to the Ministry of Culture on May 20th, 2012.) The Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office(Taipei Cultural Center) in New York is headed by a director, who is assisted by two officers, three specialists and one clerk.