Gwangju Cultural Foundation

Greeting

Creating Culture with Citizen at the Center
Gwangju Cultural Foundation will be the “Harmony Tower” of
Cultural Gwangju

Welcome to visit Gwangju Cultural Foundation.
Gwangju Cultural Foundation was founded in 2011 and we are working our very effort to become the cultural hub for Gwangju Spirit by creating culture with its citizen at the center.
We promote Cultural Democracy through various art and cultural supports, grants, and outreach programs; also encouraging the development of creative environment for the art to flourish within the community.
Now as the core cultural administrative office of the local cultural policy, we strive to invest further in research and planning cultural policy in an effort to fertilize the cultural ecosystem of Gwangju Metropolitan City.
We will try our very best to create culturally harmonious environment regardless of the age, gender, genre, or professions.
The Gwangju Cultural Foundation aspires to develop Cultural community Gwangju as the artists and the public joins together to share and develop.
With the support from the local citizens, together we will nurture the cultural forest to support and develop the local art and cultural scene.

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Introduction & History

Purpose of Establishment

Gwangju Cultural Foundation was established on January in 2011 to realize creative city with culture and art. To accomplish this goal,
we try to expand creative cultural activity for citizens and opportunity for enjoying culture and art and also develop culture &art promotion policy.

Background for Establishment

Gwangju Cultural Foundation was established under the support of Gwangju Metropolitan City to realize joyful creative city
and great culture community through policy development and promotion for fostering culture&art promotion and Asia culture-centered city,
supporting creation․diffusion․activity of culture&art, education․research of culture&art, succession․development of traditional culture
and development․marketing of tourist cultural products.

History

  • 2011 ~ 2014
  • 2015 ~ Now

2011

  • 01

    Gwangju Cultural Foundation Inauguration

  • 03

    Consignment for Operation of Bitgoeul Citizen Cultural Center, Bitgoeul Art Space(Former Jeoun-Nam Physical Center)

  • 08

    Awarded with 5 stars in The Edinburgh Fringe Festival - ‘Jasmine Gwangju’ (local brand performance)

  • 11

    Opened Media Cube 338 in Bitgoeul Citizen’s Culture Center

2012

  • 02

    Opened Cultural Heritage Center

  • 07

    Selected as Best Organization supported by the city government in management assessment

  • 12

    Selected as the most active user for 2 years in a row - Cultural Voucher Program

2013

  • 01

    Announced Mid/Long Development Plan

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    Selected as the best support center 3 years in a row - Gwangju Art and Culture Education Support Center Reorganization(4Office, 1Department, 1Center, 11Team/Cultural Policy Research Team, Cultural Welfare Team)

2014

  • 10

    Appointed the second Representative Director (Seo Young Jin)

  • 11

    Reorganization(1Office, 3Department, 2Center, 8 Team/Urban Cultural Exchange Team, Fundraising Task Force, Performance/Exhibit Planning Team)

  • 12

    Public Art 2.0 Yangrim Developmental Public Art Project, Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment Selected as the Best Case Study under Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment Awarded as the Best in Residency Grants Program – Gwangsan Culture & Art Center Appointed the Secretary General (Kim Jong Ryool)

2015

  • 03

    Open Art&Culture Small Library in Bitgoeul Art Space

  • 06

    Selected as Local Art and Cultural Professional Enrichment Organization by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

  • 11

    Installed Media Facade on the outer wall

  • 12

    Opened 10,000 Culture Hug Center – Philanthropic Cultural Mecenat Movement Fundraising Center Awarded as the Best Program ‘Horned Holly Creative Space Residence’, a regional cooperation business

2016

  • 03

    5th Anniversary Event of Establishment ‘5 Years of the Foundation, 1 Year of Culture Hugs’ Announced 2030 Mid/Long Development Plan for Cultural Gwangju

2017

  • 01

    6th Anniversary of the Establishment

  • 03

    Open Gwangju Media Arts Platform

Vision & Management Strategy

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VISION

Gwangju flourished with Culture
Citizens with Artistic Beauty

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MISSION

Citizen-Centered with Culture
Gwangju SpiritㆍCultural Hub

Direction

  • Support Creative Cultural Activity
  • Expand Opportunity for Enjoying Culture in Life
  • Create Environment as Culture City
  • Strengthen Gwangju Culture Brand
  • Strengthen Organization’s Capacity & Service Improvement
Goal :

Settle Gwangju’s Culture Business & Branding

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Strategy

  • Policy Development for Building Culture City Environment & Strengthen Role as Harmony Tower
  • Support Creative Cultural Activity & Expand Opportunity for Enjoying Culture in Life
  • Creative City on the base of Media Arts & Strengthen Brand as Asia Culture Centered City
  • Optimize Operation of Public Culture Facility & Service Improvement
  • Revitalize Namdo(The southern province) Traditional Culture and Arts and Service Improvement

Main Business

  • Art Support
  • Art Education
  • Policy Research
  • Citizen-Centered Culture
  • Media Arts
  • Cultural Communication
  • Cultural Venue
  • Traditional Culture

“Gwangu Cultural Foundation supports creative art activity for local artists.”

Support for Resident Artists Group, Support for Creation of Outdoor-permanent Brand Performance,
Support for Vitalization of Culture&Art Community
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“Gwangju Cultural Foundation supports diverse cultural art education with
aim at rediscovering local value and enjoying joyful life through artistic experience.”

Support for local-characterized Cultural Arts Education, Operate Saturday Culture School ‘Kumdarak(Dream-Loft)’ etc.
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“Research Gwangju’s historic places and cooperate organically with local culture related organizations in order to suggest policy direction.”

Operate Gwangju Study Reference Room, Advisory Committee on Culture and Arts etc.
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“With holding Gwangju’s distinct festivals all year around, Gwangju Cultural Foundation has put all effort on establishing cultural foundation to lead Gwangju citizens enjoyed culture&arts festivals within the city.”

Gwangju Jeong Yul Seong Music Festival, Gwangju Fringe Festival, One-eyed clown Performance(Play) etc.
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“Gwangju was designated in Media Arts Creative City by UNESCO and 6 Media Arts Specialized Spaces was built to make Gwangju Citizens can easily experience Media Arts in city. ”

Gwangju Media Arts Festival, Media Arts Residency etc.
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“To lead active communication with citizens, organizations and local government, We operate diverse business and try to be open space to everyone.”

Foundation Fund-Raising, 10,000 Culture Hug Center, Urban Cultural Exchange Business etc.
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“Gwangju Cultural Foundation operates various spaces with providing rent service and managing Gwangju’s distinct contents to expand opportunity to benefit cultural activities for citizens.”

Bitgoeul Citizen’s Culture Center, Bitgoeul Arts Space, Traditional Culture Center, UNESCO Media Arts Platform, Arts and Culture Small Library, 10,000 Culture Hug Center etc.
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“To inherit and develop tradition, We provide performance, activity, education at the Traditional Cultural Center which is located on the foot of Mudeung Mountain.”

Saturday‧Sunday Regular Performance, ‘MudeungUlrim’ Festival, ‘Pungryunamdo’ Festival etc.
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Location

  • · Postcode

    503-020

  • · Address

    7 Cheonbyeonjwaro 338Beongil Namgu Gwangju

  • · Tel

    062-670-7400

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Bus

Bitgoeul Citizen’s Cultural Center : Jiwon53
Gwangju Park : Geumnam59, Daechon70
Address : 7 Cheonbyeonjwaro 338Beongil Namgu Gwangju

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Subway

Geumnamro 4ga Station : Take Exit #2 and walk straight about 600m towards Gwangju Park

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Drive

From Hwasun

Take a left on Wonji Bridge towards Cheonbyeonro – Go straight along the river – Take a left on Guseongro Take a left to Cheonbyeonjwaro – Being Arrived at Gwangju Cultural Foundation

From Sangmu District

Straight to the underpass from the entryway to Sangmujigu – Take a left towards Imdong 5-way intersection at the Government Employees Pension Service – Take a right towards Yangdong Market – Go straight on the Cheonbyeonjwaro until Gwangju Park-Being Arrived at Gwangju Cultural Foundation

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