In the past, when speaking of the history of Taiwan, many documents have focused largely on the Han population. However, the island of Taiwan is also home to Native Austronesian peoples that have inhabited this land for thousands of years. In Taiwan, they are called Indigenous Taiwanese. Nearly 1/3rd of the population of Taitung are of Indigenous Taiwanese origin. To promote the rich Austronesian cultural heritage of Taitung’s Indigenous population, the Taitung Government has held the International Austronesian Art Awards since 2011. In an effort to promote artistic interactions between Austronesian artists throughout the world, starting in 2014 the awards were changed to a biannual event that integrates Austronesian culture with Modern art. This year, the awards have invited ten talented local Taiwanese artists to participate. Taking inspiration from Taitung’s natural beauty and its rich Austronesian culture, the artists will create various works of art using a variety of diverse artistic formats, including composite media, woodcut, lacquer, acrylic, and more. With their own two hands, they will create artwork representing the diverse Austronesian cultures of Taiwan to the world.