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.