The April Spring Friendship Art Festival Fund was established in June 3, 2011 as the proposals had been made among international figures of cultural and art circle and artists and for wide exchange and cooperation in the organization of the festival.
1) Establishment of the April Spring Friendship Art Festival Fund
Many of the cultural figures and artistes who partook in the 27th art festival suggested promoting international cooperation in the organization of the event in keeping with its high global profile, and a series of follow-up working consultation arrived at the consensus that the establishment of a global fund for the event was much needed in reality.
2) Mission of the April Spring Friendship Art Festival Fund
The Festival Fund, i.e., the April Spring Friendship Art Festival Fund, encourages wide-ranging international cooperation and fund-raiser necessary for the successful organization of the April Spring Art Festival traditionally held under the ideal of independence, peace and friendship into a global artistic gathering conducive to the promotion of international exchange and cooperation in the field of culture and the arts and the development of culture and art of individual countries and humankind as a whole.
3) Fund-raising, Authentication, Appreciation and Expenditure
− Donation from local institutions, enterprises, organizations and individuals.
− Voluntary cooperation and support from overseas Koreans and their organizations to invite, promote and exchange information about artistic groups and individuals and improve their performing conditions.
− Voluntary cooperation and support from international organizations,groups and individual foreigners to invite, promote and exchange information about artistic groups and individuals and provide better performing conditions.
Authentication and Appreciation
The Festival Fund will invite those donor groups and individuals as guests of honor for the event and deal with authentication and appreciation including bestowal of trophies and diplomas, media coverage, tourism, and free ticket for the event.
The funds will be used to lay the groundwork for the event and organize and run it while the General Assembly of the Fund examines and determines what will have to be funded.
4) Organizational Structure of April Spring Friendship Art Festival Fund
5) Initiators of April Spring Friendship Art Festival Fund
Head of Ukraine-Kiev Dance Troupe
With growing international interest and popularity of the event, I think it is most important forthe Festival Organizing Committee to seek a more extensive international cooperation in running the event, particularly in invitation and publicity activities.
I’d like to work together with the organizing committee to ensure more participation of accomplished troupes and artistes in Ukraineand other neighboring countries.
Prof. Alexander Schuleiman
Instrumentalist of the German Association of Kreuzen Concert
The April Spring Friendship Art Festival is a magnificent, wide-ranging, and distinctive international art show.
I hope the organizing committee will give more chances to my fellows of the internationally prestigious Kreuzen Concert to perform in the show.
I’d also like to make a suggestion to the Festival Organizing Committee to conduct an active propaganda on Internet for those who have interest in the Festival.
National 1st Class Performer, a valcalist of chinese Easten Song and Dance Group
The wonderful art festival in Pyongyang is widely known in China beyond the art circle, and not only artists but people of all strata are interested in the event.
I think it is necessary to establish an international mechanism geared to financing the event so that different countries and personages could join the event in a way of helping finance it.
Such a global fund-raising mechanism will make possible mass involvement across the world, raising the profile of the event.
The event is well known in Russia as an internationally accredited art show, so there are many troupes and entertainers who want to take part in it.
We are going to have exchanges with Korean ballet dancers in various fields not only during the festival but throughout this year so that we could stage classical ballet dances for next tine’s event, adding a special touch of distinction to the stage.
President of the Auditing Committee of the External Directing Group Corporation of the Chinese Ministry of Culture
China has so far sent many large, distinguished troupes to Pyongyang’s art show and will dispatch a batch of fresh, representative troupes and entertainers for next time festival to play a part in making the event more significant.
I think world-famous artists’ initiative to seek a wide-ranging international cooperation in organizing and mangaging the festival is a timely good proposal.
My opinion is that if the Festival Organizing Committee takes their offer into good account and carries out international fund-raising it will help to give more would-be participants access to the event.
To boost fund-raising worldwide, regional offices will have to be set up to ensure cooperation between regions and countries.
Choe Tong Won
President China Zhejiang Zaoxiang Import & Export Co. Ltd Member National Council of Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce, China
Much advance publicity should be given to such a fantastic art festival, I think. With an Internet service provider, I suggest the Festival Organizing Committee to positively cooperate in launching a website that exclusively introduces the event so as to reach as many would-be participants.
The event is drawing increasing interest and expectation from among the international community as time goes by, and I think it is very important to win multifaceted international cooperation in financing the event and to set up a global fund will be a big step towards further developing the event.
I’ll continue to participate in the event and work hard to ensure more active participation of those who are interested in the event.
The establishment of a global fund will not only propel development of the event but give a window of opportunity to overseas Koreans in China and other parts of the world who want to participate in the festival, I think.
I earnestly hope an international funding takes place and goes successful.
National 1st class performer, conductor of the CCTV National Troupe
The April Spring Friendship Art Festival is really a characteristic and grandiose international art show.
As a musician I have attended the festival, and I’m pleased that I have chances to have an in-depth exchange of achievements, experience and views on the production of music and art pieces together with counterparts in the DPRK and from across the world.
I’d like to spare the time to perform in the festival again along with other dignified Chinese musicians.
And I also hope the DPRK’s prestigious National Symphony Orchestra has artistes exchange with China and other countries, and I promise I’ll positively cooperate.
6) ASFAF Fund General Assembly
The 1st Session of the ASFAF Fund General Assembly was held in Pyongyang, capital of DPR Korea in April, Juche 101(2012). The General Assembly discussed on future activities of ASFAF Fund.