Corporate Social Responsibility
Accton Arts Foundation
Accton Arts Foundation was founded in 2000 with a purpose of building cultural and creative arts communities. Accton Arts Foundation promotes arts education, establishes a database of Taiwanese artists, and facilitates arts community development. Through the Arts Foundation website, we provide information on the latest arts and cultural events, introduce Taiwanese contemporary artists, and promote independent artists by giving tickets and special offers.
Accton Arts Foundation is also committed to the preservation of historical buildings, including Tianmu White House and Hsinchu Railway Art Village, thus conserving special architectural features and cultural heritage. Through hosting events such as arts residency, volunteering, arts education, and health activities at these historical sites, local residents can cultivate a mind-body harmony. Furthermore, the foundation collaborates with National Yang Ming University, National Taipei University of Education, National Tsing Hua University (Hsinchu Teachers College), and National Chiao Tung University, facilitating interactions between universities and communities in public spaces.
2018 Community Art Space Project 1: Tianmu White House
Accton Arts Foundation managed Tianmu White House from July 20, 2016 to June 30, 2018. We have hosted activities relating to the arts, physical health and mental health, and introduced quality and healthy lifestyle for seniors in the community with our own resources and with resources from the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of Taipei Veterans General Hospital. During this period, the Tianmu White House was open for 730 days and the Arts Foundation hosted a total of 225 talks with 6551 event attendees.
With over 60 years of history, Tianmu White House was once the residence of US military personnel stationed in Shilin, Taipei. In response to locals’ memories and expectations, the Bank of Taiwan entrusted the Taipei City Urban Regeneration Office with the site, which was then managed by Accton Arts Foundation. With the purpose of enabling the quality of senior life, Tianmu White House was positioned as a senior-living experimental site that provided a space for local residents to meet and maintain friendships, and use their talents and skills.
2018 Community Art Space Project 2: Hsinchu Railway Art Village
Hsinchu Railway Art Village has been managed by Accton Arts Foundation since June 2016. It is guided by two main themes: local arts and culture, and parent-child activities. The railway warehouse was refurbished as a fun place for parents and their children, providing a place for mutual growth. Through exhibitions and events of living aesthetics and planting seeds of arts, Accton hopes to stimulate interactions between generations and facilitate healthy family relationships. Starting from 2018, the Arts Foundation invited artists from abroad and introduced them to local communities. Every year we host an artist-in-residence audition offering artists extensive space and freedom to create their works. In addition, to further cultivate the local arts community, we supported the artists to host exhibitions, workshops, and various promotional activities.
In 2018, the sponsored artists-in-residence included Chang Hao Han, Fan Siqi, Wei Ziyu, Ceng Zhenyuan, and Yang Hanqiao. The Arts Foundation provided the artists with various work and teaching collaboration opportunities. Meanwhile, the foundation hosted 45 lectures and guided tours, and offered an art exchange platform in local colleges and universities, allowing new artists to collaborate and refine their work. Looking at the visitor counts from 2016 to 2018, the Arts Foundation has increased the monthly visitor counts from an average of 1,200 to 2,600.