Designated in December 2014, Gwangju City is the first UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts in Korea. Starting with the establishment of the ‘Gwangju Media Arts Creative City Master Plan’, the city has built its foundation as a cultural industrial city that promotes the connection between arts and life through ‘media art’ projects, such as the media art creative belt and media art festivals, as well as through media art platform creation and media art platform façade contents development, etc.
As a control tower that carries out and oversees media art-related specialization policies in Gwangju City, the Gwangju Media Art Platform (G.MAP) advocates a virtuous circle among the art, science and industrial fields by building the creative capabilities of citizens and artists, and working towards a creative urban environment.
The G.MAP building is 3-storey high with two basement levels, and it is divided into extensive creative, exhibition, education and exchange spaces.
G.MAP will serve as a media art hub for the world, offering a media art cultural space created by citizens, artists, and creative people, a media art creative space where art, technology and the industry converge, as well as an exchange space connecting creative cities around the world, etc.