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    2021

    • 01.   Won the Art Award at the 57th Dong-A Theatrical Awards(Namsan Art Center)
    • 06.   Opened the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture(Daehakro)
    • 10.  Opened the Seoul Artists’ Governance Platform

    2020

    • 8.   Opened the Seoul Art Education Center(Yongsan)
    • 11.   Opened the Seoul Artists' Platform_New&Young
    • 12.  Selected as “Best 3 Plays of 2020” - Namsan Arts Center “The Story of Wang Seogae” (International Association of Theatre Critics-Korea)
    • 12.  Selected as “Best 3 Plays of 2020” - Namsan Arts Center “The Story of Wang Seogae,” “Human Fuga” (monthly “The Korean Theatre Review”)

    2019

    • 01.  Won the Art Award at the 55th Dong-A Theatrical Awards (Namsan Art Center for the “End of the month, or the way you remember the world”).
    • 01.  Won the A.N.D Awards 2018 (public institutions category).
    • 05.  Won the Bronze Prize at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards (for “Most Innovative Public Policy Communication”).

    2018

    • 04.  Opened Samgaksan Citizens’ Hall.
    • 06.  Opened the Samil-ro Changgo Theater.
    • 09.  Appointed the 7th President (Jong-whee Kim) and the 4th Chief Director (Kyungja Lee).

    2017

    • 04.  Selected as the best company to work for in the public institutions and non-profit organizations category (jointly announced by JoongAng Daily and Job Planet).
    • 04.  Won the Gold Prize at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards (Museum City Seoul Project, “Let’s Collect Seoul” Campaign).
    • 07.  Ranked 1st among all state-funded institutions in Seoul by the Seoul Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey in 2016.
    • 12.  Won the Most Outstanding Award in the public institutions category at the 14th Web Award Korea (2017).
    • 12.  Acquired the Good Content Service Certification for the official Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture website (Korea Data Agency).

    2016

    • 04.  Renamed the Seoul Art Space Seongbuk to the Seoul Arts Healing Hub.
    • 04.  Opened the Seoul Dance Center (formerly the Seoul Art Space Hongeun).
    • 09.  Appointed the 6th President (Chulhwan Joo).
    • 10.  Opened the West-Seoul Arts in Education Center.

    2015

    • 03.  Appointed the 5th President (Sunny Jo).
    • 04.  Opened Seoul Street Arts Creation Center
    • 05.  Appointed the 5th Chief Director (Kim Gwanglim).
    • 09.  Selected as the best state-funded institution in Seoul by the Seoul Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey.

    2014

    • 02.  Won the Excellence in Effort Prize at the 2013 Seoul Anti-Corruption Policy Evaluation.
    • 10.  Won the Bronze Prize at the 2014 Seoul Anti-Corruption and Integrity Best Practice Awards.
    • 11.  Won the Bronze Prize at the 2014 (2nd half) Seoul Creativity Award Innovative Policy Awards.
    • 11.  Received certification as the Best Professional Cultural Corporation in 2014 (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service).

    2013

    • 01.  Opened the Seoul Citizens Hall
    • 06.  Hosted a panel discussion session to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.
    • 08.  Partially amended the “Ordinance on Establishment and Operation of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.”
    • 09.  Selected as the best state-funded institution in Seoul by the Seoul Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey (ranked no. 1 for two consecutive years).
    • 12.  Received a Minister of Employment and Labor commendation for outstanding job creation initiatives.

    2012

    • 01.  Partially amended the “Ordinance on Establishment and Operation of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.”
    • 03.  Appointed the 4th President (Sunny Jo) and the 4th Chief Director (Kim Jeongheon).
    • 06.  Ranked 1st out of 16 regional support centers (as the Seoul Culture and Arts Education Support Center) by the Korea Arts and Culture Education Service.
    • 08.  Ranked 1st out of 16 state-funded institutions in the Seoul Customer Satisfaction Survey.

    2011

    • 05.  Opened the Seoul Art Space Hongeun.
    • 07.  Included in the Best Institutions group in the Seoul Management Performance Evaluation.
    • 08.  Hosted the Seoul International Symposium for Arts in Education and Creativity (SISAC).
    • 12.  Published the “Variations on a Blue Guitar” (an art education series).

    2010

    • 01.  Appointed the 3rd Chief Director (Park Bum-shin) and the third board of directors.
    • 02.  Appointed the 3rd President (Ahn Hosang), and received a commendation from the Seoul Metropolitan Government for exemplary integrity policies.
    • 04.  Won the Grand Prize at the Korea Management Innovation Awards.
    • 07.  Opened the Seoul Art Space Seongbuk.
    • 11.  Selected as an exemplary organization in improving customer satisfaction (Seoul Customer Satisfaction Survey).
    • 12.  Opened the Gwanak Children’s Art Playground.

    2009

    • 05.  Renamed the “Ordinance on the Establishment and Operation of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.”
    • 06.  Opened the Namsan Arts Center and Seoul Art Space Seogyo.
    • 10.  Opened the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon and Sindang Creative Arcade.
    • 11.  Opened the Seoul Art Space Yeonhui.

    2008

    • 02.  Published “A Series of Seoul Culture and Arts.”
    • 03.  Published the “Historic Walks” in Seoul (English edition).

    2007

    • 01.  Appointed the 2nd Chief Director (Park Bum-shin) and the second board of directors.
    • 02.  Appointed the 2nd President (Ahn Hosang)
    • 10.  Opened the Namsan Creative Center.
    • 10.  Opened the Creative Studio for Disabled Artists (Present The Seoul Art Space Jamsil)
    • 11.  Opened the Seoul Performing Center

    2006

    • 08.  Hosted the Cheonggyecheon River Restoration Cultural Arts Festival.
    • 10.  Hosted the Seoul International Networking Seminar for the Festival Organizer (SINSFO).

    2005

    • 01.  Opened a practice facility in Daehak-ro.
    • 11.  Published a job manual for art-related fieldwork.
    • 12.  Relocated the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (Yejang-dong, Jung-gu → Yongdu-dong, Dongdaemun-gu)

    2004

    • 03.  Appointed the inaugural Chief Director (Jeong Yeon-hee) and the inaugural board of directors.
    • 03.  Appointed the inaugural President (Yu In-chon)
    • 03.  Registered the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture as a corporation (on its date of foundation), and hosted an inauguration ceremony.
    • 09.  Opened the Seoul Open Theater in Chang-dong.

    2003

    • 07.  “Ordinance on Establishment and Operation of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture” enacted.
    • 08.  Hosted a general meeting of promoters of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.
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