|What is Seoul Art Space?|
|Seoul Art Space|
What is Seoul Art Space?
The project for Seoul Art Space in the city of Seoul has been implemented as part of the overarching policy of 'culturenomics' which is Seoul's core strategy for achieving competitiveness as a creative and cultural city.
The main objective of Seoul Art space is to renovate and utilize abandoned or unused buildings or spaces and to provide them as creative workplaces for artist, and also to provide more cultural opportunities for the people of Seoul.
Seoul Art Space brings art to people and to the city, thereby promoting open communication among different artists and different genres of art as well as with the people in the community by encouraging their participation.
There are four Seoul Art Spaces operating that opened in 2009: Seoul Art Space_ Seogyo, a center for experimental arts (opened on June 19) / Seoul Art Space_ Geumcheon, an idea factory (on Oct. 7) / Seoul Art Space_ Sindang, a creative arcade (on Oct. 16) / Seoul Art Space_ Yeonhui, a literary nest. (on Nov. 5)
Four more opened or are expected to open in 2010: Seoul Art Space_ Mullae, an art factory (on Jan. 28) / Seoul Art Space_ Seongbuk, a center for creative arts (on July 28) / Seoul Art Space_ Gwanak, a children's creative potential / Seoul Art Space_ Hongeun, a center for the environment and the arts.
Seoul Art Space provides support for artists who are invited to stay in the residencies or to bring their arts programs to the spaces and also provides more cultural opportunities for the people in the local community. Every art space runs a wide range of specific programs including international exchange programs, artist incubator programs, art therapy, and open studio programs.