Information about the Foundation

Overview of Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation

The Foundation was authorized to transfer to a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2012 with a two-fold mission. Firstly, based on the Declaration of Kyoto City as the World Cultural Freedom City, our goal is to contribute that Kyoto creates superior culture and being a key location of interaction on world culture, by promoting the area’s performing arts such as music, theatricals, and dancing, and sending these both in Japan and overseas. Secondly, we contribute to foster a society where city citizens could have a cultural life with livable.

The Foundation manages five Regional Cultural Halls as well as Kyoto Concert Hall. Our role in this capacity is to provide opportunities for city citizens to be inspired by music and the arts, and being a stronghold in the arts and cultural activities of Kyoto.

Our goal for the management of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra is, through the presence of the Orchestra in Kyoto, to make the current environment even more conducive to gathering and growing excellent musicians and young artists to the city of Kyoto. By giving unification to facility management operations and Orchestra activities, we contribute a further promote and develop music and the arts in Kyoto.

We keep Kyoto Kaikan Hall in mind, now temporarily closed for refurbishing, include bringing the theatrical arts of Kyoto to a new stage. Utilizing the facility not only for theatrical arts but also various other kinds of arts as well, we hope to attract not only Kyoto citizens but anyone who loves Kyoto, rendering the facility for a new popular sightseeing spot drawing many people from around the world.

Objective of the Foundation

Based on the Declaration of Kyoto City as the World Cultural Freedom City, our goal is to contribute that Kyoto creates superior culture and being a key location of interaction on world culture, by promoting the area’s performing arts such as music, theatricals, and dancing, and sending these both in Japan and overseas. Secondly, we contribute to foster a society where city citizens could have a cultural life with livable.

Overview of Operations

  1. Project contributes to promote arts and entertainment as well as to perpetuate/develop traditional performing arts.
  2. Project contributes to inform the culture and arts of Kyoto both in Japan and overseas and to encourage interaction on the subject.
  3. Project contributes to promote and inform the arts through Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.
  4. Project contributes to revitalize communities and development via culture and the arts.
  5. Managing facilities with a view to achieving ceaseless creative activity, as a stronghold in the arts and cultural activities.
  6. Other projects necessary to achieve Foundation goals.

Date of Establishment

March 31, 1993 (The Foundation was first established as the former Kyoto City Music and Arts Promotion Foundation)

History

Nov. 1961
Kyoto Kaikan Hall Service Center established
Mar. 1970
Re-organized as a foundation, name changed to Kyoto Kaikan Hall Service Center Foundation
Mar. 1993
Kyoto City Music and Arts Promotion Foundation established
June 1993
Kyoto Kaikan Hall Service Center Foundation changed its name to Kyoto City Cultural Hall Management Center
Oct. 2000
Kyoto City Music and Arts Promotion Foundation merges with Kyoto City Cultural Hall Management Center Foundation to create Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation
Apr. 2006
Undertakes operations and management of Kyoto Concert Hall, Kyoto Kaikan Hall, Avanti Kyoto Hall, and the five Regional Cultural Halls
Apr. 2009
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra operations transferred to the Foundation
Apr. 2012
Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation was authorized to transfer to a public interest incorporated foundation