SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A new project will deploy culture and art to soothe the hearts and minds of citizens struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and the record-breaking monsoon season.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Wednesday that it will begin a new project where citizens are given the opportunity to enjoy a variety of culture and art, and artists the opportunity to provide them.
Some 1,200 groups of artists will hold performances at 20 outdoor locations in Seoul including the Seoul Botanical Garden and Ttukseom Hangang Park.
Among artist groups, 977 teams are supported by the government’s relief program for artists struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
Performances will also include those brought to an applicant’s preferred location.
The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts plans to invite 3,000 people from vulnerable sectors of society to enjoy various performances with tickets priced at 1,000 won (US$0.84).
Various museums and other galleries in Seoul plan to hold a Museum Night where they extend operating hours until 9 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, starting on Aug. 14.
Seoul Museum of History plans to hold a ‘Saturday Music Concert’ this coming Aug. 15 for a classical music performance. Seoul Baekje Museum plans to screen movies every Friday as part of its ‘Friday Cinema’ series.
Seoul will purchase paintings from newly incoming artists struggling with the pandemic for exhibition. Last month, more than 5,900 applications were turned in. The final results will be posted next month.
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