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    2017

    • 08.   Ranked No. 1 for three consecutive years in the citizen satisfaction survey for the government-funded institutions conducted by Seoul Metropolitan City
    • 03.21   Selected as the best company to work for in the category of public enterprises & non-profit organizations (jointly announced by joongAng Daily & Job Planet.)

    2016

    • 09. 01  Inaugurated the 6th Representative Director (Chulhwan Joo)
    • 08. 07  Opened West-Seoul Arts in Education Center.

    2015

    • 03. 26  Appointed the 5th president (Sunny Jo)
    • 05. 27  Appointed the 5th Chief Director (Kim Gwanglim)
    • 09. 15  Selected as Best State-funded Institution of Seoul Citizen Satisfaction Survey 2015

    2014

    • 02. 17  Won Excellence in Effort of Seoul Anti-Corruption Policy Evaluation 2013
    • 10. 16  Awarded Encouragement Prize of Seoul Anti-Corruption and Integrity Best Practice 2014
    • 11. 02  Awarded Encouragement Prize of Seoul Creativity Award Innovative Policy 2014 H2
    • 11. 27  Certified as Best Professional Cultural Corporation 2014 by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service

    2013

    • 01. 27  Appointed the 4th board of directors
    • 06. 28  Held a panel discussion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the foundation
    • 08. 01  The Seoul Metropolitan Government Ordinance on the Establishment and Operation of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture was amended
    • 09. 05  Selected as Best State-funded Institution of Seoul Citizen Satisfaction Survey (ranking 1st for the 2nd consecutive year)
    • 12. 24  Won Medal of Employment and Labor Minister in recognition of support for job creation

    2012

    • 01. 05  Revised several clauses in The Setup and Operation of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture Act
    • 03. 26  Appointed the fourth chief director (Kim Jeongheon)
    • 03. 26  Appointed the fourth president (Sunny Jo)
    • 06. 13  Ranked 1st out of 16 widerange support centers in the Seoul Culture and Arts Education Support Center Contest by the Korea Arts and Culture Education Service
    • 08. 21  Ranked 1st out of 16 state-funded institutions in The Seoul Customer Satisfaction Survey

    2011

    • 05. 11  Opened Seoul Art Space Hongeun
    • 07. 28  Belonged to the very best institution group in the Seoul Management Outcomes Evaluation
    • 08. 12  Held Seoul International Symposium for Arts in Education and Creativity (SISAC)
    • 12. 15  Published Variations on a Blue Guitar; The Lincoln Center Institute Lectures On Aesthetic Education.

    2010

    • 01. 27  Appointed the third chief director (Park Bum-shin) and the third board of directors
    • 02. 01  Appointed the third president (Ahn Hosang)
    • 02. 28  Was rewarded as an excellent institution in a Seoul integrity measure
    • 04. 09  Won the grand prize in the Korea Management Innovation Awards
    • 07. 28  Opened Seoul Art Space Seongbuk
    • 11. 10  Was selected as an excellent improvement institution in the Seoul Customer Satisfaction Survey
    • 12. 17  Opened Gwanak Children’s Creative Playground

    2009

    • 05. 28  Changed the name of the act into The Setup and Operation of the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture Act
    • 06. 08  Opened Namsan Arts Center
    • 06. 19  Opened Seoul Art Space Seogyo
    • 10. 07  Opened Seoul Art Space Geumcheon Residency
    • 10. 16  Opened Sindang Creative Arcade
    • 11. 05  Opened Seoul Art Space Yeonhui

    2008

    • 02. 05  Published A Series of Seoul Culture and Arts
    • 03. 10  Published Historic Walks in English

    2007

    • 01. 01  Appointed the second chief director (Park Bum-shin) and the second board of directors
    • 02. 01  Appointed the second president (Ahn Hosang)
    • 10. 10  Opened Namsan Creative Center
    • 11. 10  Opened Seoul Performing Center

    2006

    • 08.  Held the culture and arts festival in commemoration of Cheonggyecheon’s restoration
    • 10.  Held SINSFO (Seoul International Networking Seminar for Festival Organizers)

    2005

    • 11. 05  Published a job manual for the arts
    • 12. 29  Moved its headquarters (Yejang-dong, Jung-gu to Yongdu-dong, Dongdaemun-gu)
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