Kyoto Art Center was established in April 2000 in a hope to promote arts in Kyoto in a comprehensive way by collaboration between the city of Kyoto, artists and other people related to art.
The center aims at supporting various artistic activities, providing information about arts, and promoting communication between the citizens and artists through arts.
Kyoto Art Center focuses on the following three points.
- To support young artists in their activities regardless of genre.
- To collect and disseminate information on arts and culture using various media.
- To promote communication between artists and citizens; and among artists.
Our activities include exhibitions, tea ceremonies, traditional stage performances, concerts, dance performances, and various kinds of workshops for training artists and other people related to art, hosting innovative projects for the conservation of traditional arts and creating new ones. We also provide artists from home and abroad studio spaces and “artist in residence program”. Through such services and activities, the center is hoping to become the focal point of the city culture in the new era.
This logo (symbol) mark is created by the combination of “M” for Meirin elementary school, “A” for arts and “C” for center. The mark symbolizes the antenna for transmitting to the world our efforts aimed at propagating our activities in the communities and to support arts of Kyoto.
designed by Tadashi YASUDA (Art Japan)
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the center, we invited the public to create a logo type which should match well with the existing logo mark and also which should convey a clear image of the center as the core of new arts. This logotype was selected out of 672 works.
design by：Shuji OKAMOTO(graphic designer)