Founded at the end of the year of 2013, DAC has gradually transformed from a typical western style arts residency organization into a comprehensive academic and research institution that focuses on mediating the needs of art and the society — the local community in particular. It has found ground in the arts and cultural scene of contemporary China.
Following the two yearbooks of 2014 and 2015, DAC has compiled its third yearbook summarizing its major developments in the calendar year of 2016-2017.
In the past two years, DAC artists have optimized their knowledge structure.
The two platforms (the residency program and research program) have seen expansion in contents and the number of participants.
In the past two years, DAC has crystallized its concentrations and found more effective approaches. It has made notable achievements in terms of artistic creation, bringing arts to the public, grounding the creative industry in social developments, and arts education.
In the past two years, DAC has curated 54 arts shows or exhibitions.
In the past two years, it has supported 15 artists and 9 research studios.
In the past two years, DAC has conducted researches themed on “the arts scene in the rural area”, and curated one arts exhibition on ecological sustainability. DAC artists and researchers have produced several research reports.
In the past two years, DAC has successfully completed four research projects on exploring ways of serving the community through cultural and creative ecology developments. The completion of these projects have made genuine and specific contribution to the transformation and upgrading of the regional cultural and industrial structures.
Looking back, we believe that DAC has just started its journey of growth.