Taike comprises 23 expert bodies that decide on the awarding of grants and prizes, as well as provide expert opinions.
Taike’s expert bodies include the Central Arts Council, national arts councils, regional arts councils, boards and expert panels.
- Taike’s Central Arts Council decides on the roles, names and number of national arts councils. It also appoints the members of the national and regional arts councils for two-year terms based on recommendations by recognised experts within the arts. The chair and members of the Central Arts Council are appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
- Taike’s national arts councils decide on the awarding of grants and prizes to artists and artist groups.
- Taike’s regional arts councils decide on the awarding of grants and prizes to artists and artist groups within their regions. They also provide expert statements.
- Taike’s boards decide on the awarding of statutory grants. These include the Board for Grants and Subsidies to Writers and Translators and the Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists. In addition, the State Contribution Board for the Performing Arts provides expert opinions to the Ministry of Education and Culture on applications for inclusion in the state contribution system for central government transfers.
- Taike’s expert panels evaluate applications for thematic subsidies.