오직 음악을 위한 국제 뮤직 네트워크
A Creative Hub of Music Inspiration
UlsanAPaMM Forum is a permanent body to support and cooperate with public sector while presenting the vision of the global music industry. The forum is organized and operated by involved members.
The committee is a decision-making entity of the UlsanAPaMM Forum, and is composed of representatives of public organizations from global music industries. Developing and proposing long-range agenda is the one of its major performances.
Membership organizations are from various levels, including artists, professional management, programmers, festival and music market directors. Opportunities to participate and engage in the whole process are it’s privileged assignment.
UlsanAPaMM Forum has become a hub of international music networks for business exchanges. It is a global governance achieving international cooperation through communication and opens for the future of the regional music industry. UlsanAPaMM always continues to endeavor creating a unified Asia-Pacific through music.
Ahn Ho-sang has been active in the performing arts scene since 1984 by taking part in the whole process of founding and master planning of Seoul Arts Center. Since the completion of Seoul Arts Center in 1993, he was positioned as the head of Performing Planning Arts Department and director general of Performing Arts Division of Seoul Arts Center, laying the basics for the performing arts business of the Center which has successfully fulfilled itself as the very first arts complex in Korea. His performance also become the role model for operation of prominent culture & arts venues in Korea. He also served as CEO of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture for 5 years from 2007, broadening his spectrum sphere from performing arts to visual arts, festival and culture & arts support, and developed 13 sites of Seoul Creative Center, proposing new visions and goals for the Foundation. He took office as CEO of National Theater in 2012 and led the innovation of the Theater through seasonal operations. As a result of his achievement, he became the first CEO to serve consecutively for 3 times. He joined Hongik University in September 2017 as the Dean of Graduate School of Performing Arts and is still contributing his energy to cultivating professionals in performing arts.
Becc Bates, Director for Creative Industries within the Innovation and Science division of Department for Innovation and Skills in state government of South Australia. She is responsible for the development and delivery of strategies that stimulate growth in the creative industries, and, the facilitation of coordinated support for organizations and Statutory Authorities: SA Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival, JamFactory, Music Development Office and St. Paul’s Creative Centre. She was instrumental in the establishment of the state’s Music Development Office(MDO) which brought together the arts and industry areas of the State Government to recognize music as an industry as well as a creative endeavor. In addition, she drove the development of the St. Paul’s Creative Centre. Programs delivered by the MDO facilitate pathways to support emerging musicians and include initiatives that encourage creative collaboration, and export market development. The MDO is one of the three Executive Partners, along with the Adelaide Festival Centre and the City of Adelaide, working to meet the obligations of Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music. The St. Paul’s Creative Centre is an industry development initiative in the form of a co-working and creative industries precinct, located in the heart of Adelaide. St. Paul’s is a semi-curated space which provides an environment for complementary creative businesses to co-exist, bringing together a mix of students, community groups, funded arts organizations, not-for-profits and commercial start-ups. Prior to this, she was a partner in a music management company and worked with many artists. She was in charge of career development, business development, strategic direction, tour management and international contract negotiations.
Sanjeev Bhargava, Founder Director of SEHER, one of India’s premier cultural and entertainment organizations, provides advice for various agencies of the government of India on culture, directly working with several Indian government ministries and others. He has served in the Central Advisory Board of Culture(CABC) of the government of India and has been on Expert Committees on Art and Culture formed by the Parliament of India to oversee the work done by top government-funded cultural institutions throughout India. He has advised the Office of the President of India on cultural events at the president’s house from 2012 to 2017, as well as the Office of the Chief Minister of Delhi from 2002 to 2007. His inclination in the world of arts and his deep interest in classical music led him to set up SEHER in 1994. SEHER has single-handedly changed the cultural profile of India by establishing several thematic annual festivals such as Ananya(festival of dance), Bhakti Utsav(festival of sacred music in India), the SAARC Bands Festival(one of India’s biggest rock festivals), Delhi Jazz Festival, and Udaipur World Music Festival(India’s only world music festival, which is now one of the biggest music events held in India). In 2017, Bhargava SEHER was selected by the government of India to do India’s first ever ASEAN India Music Festival as a run-up event to the ASEAN Summit hosted by the prime minister of India in January 2018.
Sharzede Salleh Askor has accumulated over 30 years of working experience with her early years in the government agency and tourist industry while the remaining 22 years, she spent her career in the corporate world as part of the Senior Management team. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and currently pursuing her Doctorate in the same field majoring in the Tourism Management. Considering herself as a specialist in Branding & Communications, she was assigned in the position of the Chief Executive Officer at the Sarawak Tourism Board when the Sarawak State Government is currently pursuing its Visit Sarawak Campaign, to boost local tourism and to rebrand and reposition Sarawak as a Malaysia’s prime destination for Culture, Adventure, Nature, Food and Festival. She has been known as one that is determined, enthusiastic, passionate and inspiring leader and strongly believes in the importance of good leadership which has greatly influence in her doctoral research pursuit in, ‘A leadership, responding to changes’.
Lee Yoon-hee Hee has been working at Arts Council Korea(ARKO) for 20 years in charge visual arts, performing arts, international exchange, gallery operation, support business of public art. Currently, she is a Director of Business Innovation Division, and am responsible for the programs like international exchange, art technique and developing businesses in supporting art. Arts Council Korea was founded to support projects and activities for the promotion of culture and arts with a faith that art has the power to change our life to share the joy of creation and enjoy the valuable life.
Kim Sung-tae is a Team Manager of City Festival Promotion Department of Ulsan Arts and Culture Foundation, taking charge of the Foundation’s festival projects like UlsanAPaMM. After he had entered the field of theater in 1986, he successively served as Secretary-General at The Federation of Ulsan Cultural Center and The Federation of Artistic and Cultural Organization of Ulsan. He also worked as a DJ at a music program. He majored in Korean Arts in Korea National University of Arts, and built his career through working as a culture and art planner, culture columnist, and writer. He contributed to Arts in Ulsan by hosting various festivals and directing in the fields of musical and performing art.
Isabel Soffer has been at the forefront of global cultural programming in the United States of America(USA) for more than twenty-five years. She is co- founder and co-director of GlobalFEST(GF), Inc, a non-profit organization serving the world music community since 2003. GF moves world music into the center of the performing arts field in the USA through its annual groundbreaking festival each January, a touring fund, an award ceremony, a national tour, and stage curation. She is also founder of Live Sounds, a company that produces, creates and curates concerts and festivals of diverse traditional music and dance from around the world in New York and across the country. Her innovative programming aims to encourage and cultivate ancient traditions, as well as to highlight musical styles at the intersection of old and new.
Alan Holt is an International Manager for the New Zealand Music Commission. The New Zealand Commission is a Government-funded agency committed to supporting New Zealand(NZ) music businesses. The New Zealand Music Commission international office undertakes projects and partnerships aimed at exporting NZ music and assisting music businesses in working internationally. Prior to joining the New Zealand Music Commission, Alan was the General Manager and buyer for Global Routes Distribution, owner of two clothing stores - Bunny Boutique and the New Zealand branch of the Beastie Boys affiliated street-wear label X-Large - and most of the time in 90’s, he for most of the 90’s worked at New Zealand independent label Flying Nun Records. In his spare time Alan is writing a book about the history of Flying Nun Records and performs or records experimental music in a group White Saucer.
Yang Sam-il is well-known as a Latin American Culture expert. In 1997, he founded Asia-Iberoamerica Cultural Foundation in Bogota, Colombia and has dedicated to foster the cultural exchange between Asia and Latin America. In 2003, for the first time in the field he introduced Korean Performing Arts in Cuba, invited by the Ministry of Culture of Cuba. During 20 years, he has lead Korean Wave in Colombia promoting the prominent artists of Korea including National Ballet of Korea, Universal Ballet, Samulnori Kim Duksu, Soprano Jo Sumi, Poet Shin Kyunglim, Novelist Hyun Ki-young and etc.. In 2016, he received the 35th Sejong Cultural Award by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea and in 2018 the Merit of the Superior Education by National Police of Colombia.
United Arab Emirates
Furat Qadduori is one of the most well-known Qanun players in the world majoring in Iraqi maqam and world music. The love Furat carries for pop and jazz, encouraged him to present the Qanun in a different and unique way. Due to his participation in several international festivals, which enabled him to mix and incorporate rhythms of various cultures specifically with Jazz & Latin tunes. His musical compositions extend beyond being strictly a commercial approach, his music rather takes a deeper and more expressive style to continually enhance and develop the Iraqi Maqam (a 400 year old genre of Arabic Music found in Iraq). In 2012, he founded a Music Center aimed at teaching music instruments, ballet and arts to children, young adults and adults who are enthusiastic about learning a new instrument. He then founded Sharjah World Music Festival two years after the opening of the music academy, a leading music festival in the UAE. Jazz at the Island Festival then followed in 2018. A music festival dedicated to all genres of jazz music. Finally he founded Real music Dubai, a foundation and organization aimed at developing the local music, through cross-cultural and cross-genre exchange, by introducing talents to introduce in the Middle East, mainly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Also, creating and organizing sensational concerts, and establishing awareness about the different genres and cultures in music industries worldwide through organizing international Music Festivals and networking meetings, in which musicians and singers can present themselves to organizers and agents in the market.
Sawoong Hong has been a staff of KAMS(Korea Arts Management Service) since 2008. KAMS(founded in 2006) is the public agency for the Arts Management in Korea.
It provides the services of research, educational programs, fundraising-resources, consulting, international exchange(marketing) and brand new supporting programs(such as a hack-a-thon for arts start-ups & 4IR).
Now(from 2020) is-he a director, performing arts division, KAMS; PAMS, SPAF, Journey To Korean Music, Center Stage Korea(International Exchange Brands) and statistics-research platform(KOPIS; KOrea Performing arts box office Information System).
“We, the division of Performing Arts in KAMS, are a pace maker(as a marathon race)” especially, said-he. “Painless, We make an ACE(for performing arts companies) at last.