UCCN(Gwangju)

UNESCO Media Arts Creative City

Gwangju, which was designated as the UNESCO Media Arts Creative City in December 2014, seeks to promote local culture and art and economic development of the city through Media Arts.


In the era of AI and The Fourth Industrial Revolution, based on the vision and philosophy of sustainable urban development in UNESCO's Creative City, the cultural and creative asset of Gwangju (the fusion of art and technology) is being utilized as an important pillar of future art.


In response, Gwangju is pushing for the following Media Arts-related projects in a step-by-step strategy in order to establish the status of 'UNESCO Media Arts Creativity City Gwangju' and strengthen the city's brand.


⓵ Construction of domestic and international network system
⓶ A strategic project for fostering development of Creative City(Based on three steps)
⓷ The development and operation of Media Arts contents
⓸ An activation of participatory program of Media Arts for the citizen


Above all, Gwangju has recently declared its vision as an artificial intelligence city and is preparing for the coming future that will change with advances in science and technology such as artificial intelligence, big data, mobile technology, big data finance, IOT, cultural technology and urban regeneration. It has established AI convergence center and related universities, and established Art & Media Technology Center (AMT Center) and Immersive Media Content Center(Cube), which are convergence centers for arts and technology, to establish a foundation for applying and implementing them throughout Gwangju's cultural industry.

 

 

<Executive Summary of UNESCO Media Art Creative Cities, Gwangju>

 

19.Mar.2014 Applied to Media Arts field of UNESCO Creative Cities Network
7.-9.Oct.2014 Special Exhibit Held for Gwangju Media Arts at UNESCO HQ
1.Dec.2014 Officially Designated as UNESCO Creative City
17.Apr.-16.Oct.2015 UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Master Planning
1.-10.Dec.2015 Special Exhibit for First Anniversary of UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Designation
31.Dec.2015 UNESCO Media Arts Action Group of Cultural Foundation Created (Temporary)
10.Mar.2016 Media Arts Tourism Planning with the Ministry of Culture
16.Mar.2016 UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Platform Planning with the Ministry of Culture
11.May.2016 Municipal Budget Added to Media Arts Tourism (1Billon)
May.-12.May.2016 6 Specialized Spaces for Media Arts Tourism Created (2Billon)
6.Oct.2016 Gwangju Cultural Foundation Media Arts Creative City Department Created
2.Dec.2016 UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Platform-AMT Center Publicly Funded (1Billon)
28.Dec.2016 Completed 6 specialized spaces for Media Arts
1.Jan.2017 Media Arts Creative City Gwangju Support Ordinances Enacted and Enforced
1.Mar.2017 Official Opening of UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Gwangju Platform(Six Specialized Spaces)
1.-3.Dec.2017 2017 Gwangju Media Art Festival
2.Dec.2017 2017 UNESCO Media Arts Creative Cities Network Policy Forum
Mar.2018 The Operator of Media Art Career Exploration Education Program 「Dream Runner」 designated
Apr.2018-Present 2018 UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Gwangju Association of Creation and Operation
4.Jun.2018 UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Gwangju Platform Advisory Committee Meeting
10.-14.Jun.2018 2018 UNESCO Media Arts Creative City Co-Project(Media Facade) Promotion
28.Nov.-7.Dec.2018 2018 Gwangju Media Art Festival
29.Nov.2018 2018 UNESCO Media Arts Creative Cities Network Policy Forum
11.Dec.2018 「Certification Institution for Education Donation Career Experience」 designated by Ministry of Education for Media Art Platform Selected
Oct.2018-Aug.2019 Operating Co-Project(Workshop for Citizens with American Media Artist) of Gwangju Cultural Foundation with ZERO1 sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
18.Mar.2019 Concluding MOU for Promoting Co-Project with Gwangju Cultural Foundation, LINC+Organization of Chosun Univ., National Science Technology Convergence Association.
28.Apr.2019 Re-designation, Very Satisfied at Evaluation Results of Gwangju UNESCO Media Art Creative City
19.Jun.2019 Held a Joint Meeting in the First Half of the Year for 2019 Gwangju UNESCO Creative City Council and Advisory Committee
11.-18.Oct.2019 2019 Gwangju Media Art Festival
11.-13.Oct.2019 2019 UNESCO Media Arts Creative Cities Network Policy Forum
Nov.2019 2019 UNESCO Creative Cities Network a New Cities Selection - UNESCO Media Art Creative City : 3 Cities from 3 Countries ․ Karlsruhe(German), Santiago de Cali(Colombia), Viborg(Denmark) - Creative Cities in Korea : 2 Cities from 2 Countries ․ Jinju (Crafts&Folk Art), Wonju (Literature)
26.Nov.2019 Held a Joint Meeting in the Second Half of the Year 2019 Gwangju UNESCO Creative City Council and Advisory Committee
26.Nov.2019 Ground-breaking Ceremony for Art&Media Technology Center (AMT Center)