A space for healing through art with artists and citizens
The Seoul Art & Healing Hub is a space dedicated for therapeutic art, created by remodeling the former public health center and opening in 2010. From 2010 to 2019, we have supported a total of 357 professional artists and art therapists from 95 art and culture organizations.
It offers a variety of artistic healing programs in which artists and the public heal the minds through art in the spirit of the former health center. The Hub supports both artists’ development of the artistic healing contents, sometimes concerning about many social problems such as social exclusion, and local communities for citizens’ healing initiatives.
The space also includes 17 artistic healing activity spaces such as studios and workshops for artists’ research and work, a gallery, a wood workshop, and band room.
- Foster the research, development and publication of art healing services;
- Discover and nurture artists and circles specializing in art healing with a long-term view;
- Provide full support for Citizens' art and culture activities;
Development/fostering of arts and healing contents
Arts Healing Project
– Healing through the Arts
This interdisciplinary arts and healing program is intended to create a climate in which many culture and art organizations develop and operate their own art healing programs without unnecessary restrictions impeding a fresh idea.
In 2020, 14 organizations attempted new artistic healing programs(online, 1 on 1 or small scale under strict quarantine) which can be possibly done in the risk of COVID-19. These programs have tried to make people who felt isolated and lonely cope with stress and anxiety in various arts activities. In addition, we have focused our effort on the endeavor to provide the even more socially excluded, elderly people and youth in residential care facilities, with arts healing contents.
Our Ultimate goal is natural healing and resilience of body and mind through diverse arts activities.
Arts Healing contents research and development support
This support program has the purpose to expand the realm of Arts healing contents. In other words, we want to have a wide range of discourse to develop arts and healing contents.
It primarily focuses on the new suggestion about artistic experience to help self-restoration. And we set conditions for more challenging group of people to come up with pioneering idea concerning arts and healing concept.
Spread of Arts and healing Contents
Collaborations with Outside Organization
– Arts Healing Shelter
This interdisciplinary arts and healing program is intended for special categories of occupations and specific groups. The program takes place either at the Hub or by visiting with the aim of relaxing participants from stresses at work and in their lives and refreshing them emotionally.
In this year, we have developed and offered online arts and healing programs, with Zoom software, for children in early elementary school in order to seek their psychological and mental relaxation and support self-stress management through arts. We continue our efforts to provide artistic healing experience without any hesitation even in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Enjoyment of Citizens’ Culture and Arts
Support for Citizens’ Communities
– Sky Yard
A place-oriented community that supports citizens’ voluntary everyday culture and arts using vegetable garden as a medium.
– Sky Atelier
Woodwork DIY programs are offered, along with initiatives to lead citizens’ creative arts and boost regional solidarity and thereby establish an indigenous community system.
– Gallery Majeum (connection)
The gallery is exclusively for exhibitions of works by selected rising artists/groups with the aim of supporting creative arts. It is also used for the display of works of artists.
– Rental of citizens’ atelier and band room
Open for citizens’ creative arts and can be reserved via prior online rental booking system (with fees).
- 17 Hoegi-ro 3-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
- Facility: 1 Building (B1F-G4F, Rooftop)
- Area: 787㎡
- Gross area: 1,997㎡
- Opening date: July 28, 2010
- Objective: Healing of people and society through art
For more information, call
- T. +82-2-943-9300
- F. +82-2-6008-7348