十方文創研究平台｜DAC Culture Creation and Research Platform (DCCR)：
DAC Culture Creation and Research Platform (DCCR) have been gradually developed for the past five years since 2015. At the beginning of its establishment, this platform was recommended and praised by the Culture and Tourism Commission of the Jiulongpo District of Chongqing City, and awarded by the Science and Technology Commission of the Jiulongpo District for its contributions for providing a cultural and creative center for the public. DCCR has so far cooperated with more than 60 artists and designers and has supported 28 independent brands to start their businesses. DCCR have gone through three stages of the initial experimental, model improvement, innovative development, accompanied by the growth of each studio leader’s individual and team, and the time when the brand of the startup company was born from scratch. This platform has gradually become a public space for academic research and industrial development of talents in the cultural and creative field.
1. 創研平台社群構建及運行機制｜DCCR Community Cultivation & Operating framework：
十方創研平台設立初衷，是十方藝術中心基於學術研究機構的身份，以社會現場的時代特性為依據，所導出的對於「民間藝術文化研究團體 / 創新人才的支持和孵化平台」。十方提供研究空間與學術支持，為這些處於初期起步階段的群體提供良好的發展條件，營造專業的學術氛圍，進而助力其實現價值，導出符合時代訴求的研究成果及產品，獲得專業和市場的價值認可。創業工坊入駐創研平台，並非一直固定不變，為保持平台的鮮活和持續生長性，我們逐漸形成合理的進出機制，把機會留給最適合且有需求的創業團隊。創研平台發展幾年間，十方為工坊提供工作空間、少量發展金支持，協助創業者完成工商註冊、品牌建立、搭建運營團隊、產品研發等工作支持。除以上支持內容外，十方也會介紹市場業務渠道給初建的工坊，使其建立發展信心，後續主要由工坊獨立運營，並與十方保持文創生態資源互促的發展方式。
The original intention of the DAC Culture Creation and Research Platform (DCCR) is that DAC is based on the experiment of an academic research institution and suit its characteristics of the times in society, which is derived from the “Folk Art Culture Research Group/Creation Talent Support and Incubation Platform.” DAC provides research space and academic support, provides the right development environment for these groups in the initial start-up, creates a professional academic atmosphere, and then helps them realize value, derives research results and products that meet social development. To maintain the platform’s freshness and continuous growth, we have gradually formed reasonable entry and exit standards, giving opportunities to the most suitable and demanding needs. For several years, DAC provided workspace and financial support for the applicant studios and assisted entrepreneurs in completing industrial and commercial registration, branding, building operation teams, product development, and other work support. In addition to the above help, DAC also provides commercial cooperation resources to studios to build confidence in their development. The follow-up development will be mainly operated by the studio independently, and maintain the development mode of resource interoperability with DAC.
Through the platform, DAC attempts to build complementary and symbiotic cooperation between third-party art institutions and private independent research groups to complement the shortcomings of the existing ecological structure of art and culture in China. While truly helping applicant studios to establish a healthy development method, it also realizes the social responsibility of DAC as a third-party, public art institution. We hope that the assisted entrepreneurs can give back to this platform to form a benign cultural and creative industry development model.
2. 藝術與區域構建 - 創研工坊參與社區美育｜Art and Regional Contribution - Workshops & Community Aesthetic Education：
In 2019, Dimensions Art Center was invited by the Huangjueping Sub-district Office of Jiulongpo District, Chongqing City, to launch aesthetic education to the Huangjueping community residents. Five workshops on the DAC Culture Creation and Research Platform (DCCR) participated and provided 15 residents’ aesthetic education courses for Huangjueping Youdian Street, Tangjiawan, Xinshichang, and other communities. Simultaneously, the DCCR Workshop and the charity organization Seeking to cooperate with social workers, jointly designed and completed 3 residents’ aesthetic education courses in Lihua Road Community, Nan’an District. They are taking the community to improve the residents’ aesthetic quality, enrich their lives, and explore new possibilities for developing the creative industry. The artist tutors designed initially courses based on the residents’ needs. In the activities that lasted for six months, teaching and learning, curriculum products There are gains in three aspects. The most important thing is that the residents feel physically and mentally happy every time they take a short course. This also touches the artist deeply and establishes an in-depth communication between the artist and the residents.
Compared with professional academic art education, social, aesthetic education is subject to various realistic conditions and development. For example, insufficient community funding leads to short project continuity. Their participation is relatively passive, and they lack the real motivation to improve their aesthetic; they lack tutors with teaching abilities. These problems urgently need to be resolved by all parties in the practice of public aesthetic education.
At the beginning of China’s modernization, Mr. Cai Yuanpei proposed to replace religion with aesthetic education and inspire people. Nowadays, the Chinese people’s material standard of life has been dramatically improved compared to a century ago, and the Chinese people’s aesthetic ability has not increased much. On the contrary, in the materialistic world, the spirit is more empty. As an art and social welfare organization, Dimensions Art Center has an unavoidable social responsibility for residents’ aesthetic education. The residents’ aesthetic education courses carried out by the DCCR platform in the community opened the practice of Dimensions Art Center’s deep participation in social, aesthetic education.