ChinLin Foundation for Culture and Arts was established in 2003 by Mr. Ya-Huang Lee, a Taiwanese entrepreneur based in the USA, with the intent of fostering connections between dance experts, cultural circles and other art professionals.Mr. Lee are inspired by his beloved daughter and her great love for dance. Mr. Lee has a deep understanding of the Taiwanese dance culture, having been associated through the years with many dance companies and educational institutions from all parts of Taiwan, he is visibly moved by the enthusiasm that dance contributes to the arts. The Foundation’s name itself, “ChinLin”, holds great personal significance for Mr. Lee: “Chin” is named after his mother and “Lin” his father. Together the meaning of “ChinLin” stands for “the gracious rain irrigating the flower, like parents bringing up their children.”ChinLin Foundation supports young choreographers, dancers and dance scholars, as well as those organizations that support dance and dance research. The Foundation is the only one in Taiwan solely for supporting dance.
The purpose of the Foundation is to “extensively support, through careful management of if funds, all kinds of dance activities.” Its focal points are as follows:
- Support small and medium-sized dance companies devoted to dance creation,choreography and composition.
- Encourage young choreographers to publish/perform their works independently.
- Support all plans aimed at the ripening and furthering of the dance environment.
- Provide financial support for promising dance students, scholars and performers to complete all stages of their studies.