The NCKU Art Center is a first-level administrative office of the National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan). Under the Center are three functional divisions: Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Education and Promotion. It is currently directed by Sheng-Fen Chien, Assoc. Professor of Architecture at the NCKU.
Founded in 1999, the Center was originally created to encourage a campus life that embraces the arts so as to broaden horizons of members of the public as well as the University’s staff and students. The Center organizes exhibitions, performances, lectures, educational programs and related events to provide enjoyment and stimulate active interdisciplinary dialogue. In addition, the Center supports two amateur groups, the NCKU Mandolin Orchestra and the Face to Audience theatrical company, consisting mainly of the University’s staff and students.
Believing that the arts are at the heart of a well-rounded education, the Center serves the needs of the general university population, contributes significantly to a cultural dimension of campus life, and continues its dedication to arts education.