Building Communities through Art and Culture:The Past, Present, and Future of Community Development in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County.
|關鍵字:||關西;藝文;社區營造;Guanxi;Art and Culture;Community Development|
This study investigates the Guanxi Township, a cultural village which is built and developed in an aesthetic way. Regarding the past cultivation, present activities, and future opportunities. By means of the empowerment and development in a selected community, Guanxi Art Festival Dreamers Team tried to germinate the seeds of the performing arts in Guanxi Township and to attract more visitors to visit Guanxi by art festivals marketing and promotion in 2012. It led this traditional Hakka village into the Cultural arts and Creative Industry. Through the programs that were supported and subsidized by Ministry of Culture in the following years, such as 'Dongan Ancient Bridge Concert', 'Guanxi Art Festival', 'Building District through Arts, Culture and Creativity in Guanxi Township', Guanxi Township is built as a distinctive cultural arts village. We collected the Team of community empowerment achievement reports and interviewed important participants of related activities and plans, and compiled the information about the communities and groups subsidized by Guanxi Township Office in 2009-2016. We obtained the following conclusions: First of all, the aesthetics of the inhabitants of Guanxi Township needs to be improved. Secondly, the gap of activities of communities development between Guanxi inhabitants' demands and the ones led by Ministry of Culture needs to be filled. Finally, the investment of the government and external groups is larger than the willingness of the inhabitants' active participation.