An art & technology community founded by SeoulArts & La MaMa.

 

Mission & Founders

 


CultureHub is a global art and technology community with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Italy, and Indonesia founded in partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Through artist residencies, professional services, and creative collaborations, CultureHub advances the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies and fostering new artistic forms. CultureHub’s residency program brings artists from diverse backgrounds to its global sites to develop interdisciplinary projects, teach workshops, and present works-in-progress to audiences. CultureHub serves the global arts and technology community by offering services such as livestreaming, telepresence, and video and projection design. In association with founding partners, the Seoul Institute of the Arts and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, CultureHub regularly presents original work that explores new forms of storytelling often in collaboration with artists and companies who have been in residence at one of CultureHub’s global sites. The resulting projects range from newly developed and accessible telepresence softwares to full scale performance art projects that tour the world. CultureHub’s designs have been nominated for Outstanding Innovative Design by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.


LA MAMA

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theater. La MaMa provides a supportive home for artists and takes risks on new work. An integral part of New York City’s cultural landscape, La MaMa has a worldwide reputation for producing daring work in theater, dance, performance art, and music that defies form and transcends boundaries of language, race, and culture. Founded in 1961 by legendary theater pioneer Ellen Stewart, La MaMa is a global organization with creative partners and dedicated audiences around the world.

Now under the artistic direction of Mia Yoo, La MaMa is finding new ways and new technologies to fulfill La MaMa’s mission and global vision. La MaMa produces between 50–60 productions annually, most of which are world premieres. To date, over 5,000 productions have been presented at La MaMa with artists from more than 76 nations. La MaMa’s programming is culturally diverse, cross-disciplinary and draws audiences from all walks of life. In addition to low ticket prices, La MaMa distributes up to 7,000 free tickets annually to established nonprofit senior centers, women’s shelters, schools and other social service organizations through its Ticket Subsidy Program. In its 56 year history, La MaMa has been honored with the 2018 Regional Theater TONY AWARD, more than 30 OBIE Awards, dozens of Drama Desk and Bessie Awards, and Villager Awards.


SEOUL INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

The Seoul Institute of the Arts, founded by renowned playwright Chi Jin Yoo in 1962, is a leading arts institution in Korea, educating more than 2400 students and creative professionals in 14 different artistic disciplines.

Seoul Arts is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning located in the city of Ansan, South Korea, with a satellite campus located in Namsan, a neighborhood in downtown Seoul. A driving force in the Korean art and culture scene, the Institute has produced many well-known artists working in a variety of artistic fields.

Seoul Arts has four primary goals that drive its educational and programmatic initiatives: to provide an educational environment that is both creative and global, to focus on collaboration and interdisciplinary work that preserves traditional Korean culture in new forms, to strengthen cooperation between industry and academia, and to support the integration of art and science. The Institute’s partnership with La MaMa and CultureHub enables it to better pursue these core tenants of its educational and artistic mission.


CULTUREHUB BOARD

Catherine Filloux, President
Jon Lefkowitz, Treasurer
Frank Carucci, Secretary
Billy Clark, Director
Claire Conceison, Director
Jamil Ellis, Director
Ralph Samuelson, Director


FUNDERS

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Locations & Team

 

NEW YORK

47 Great Jones St
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
917 463 3517
info@culturehub.org

CultureHub New York is based at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in the East Village of downtown Manhattan. Our 900 square foot studio is equipped with a 40-foot projection wall, lighting grid, access to software and serves as a space for artists, technologists, and our greater community to develop, present, and teach new ideas that push the boundaries of traditional art forms.

Billy Clark, Artistic Director
billy@culturehub.org

Mattie McMaster, Programs and Production Manager
mattie@culturehub.org

Yarie Vazquez, Lead Technician
yarie@culturehub.org

Jean Garcia, Video Production
jean@culturehub.org

Ron Hatcher, Technician
ron@culturehub.org


LOS ANGELES

The Reef / Maker City LA
1933 S Broadway, Suite 1128
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213 327 5443
lainfo@culturehub.org

CultureHub Los Angeles resides at The Reef, a creative habitat for creators and innovators in downtown Los Angeles. Our globally networked studio equipped with cutting-edge media technology is home to interdisciplinary exploration and immersive learning. CultureHub LA, often in intimate partnership with neighboring organizations, provides a vibrant nexus for artists and entrepreneurs to collaborate, experiment, and foster community.

Iris Yujin Jeong, Director
iris@culturehub.org

Candy Yi, Program Associate
candy@culturehub.org

Scarlett Kim, Artistic Associate
scarlett@culturehub.org

Mikkah Del Prado, Graphic Designer
mikkah@culturehub.org

Ryan Penarroyo, Video Production
ryan@culturehub.org


KOREA

Seoul Institute of the Arts
171 Yesuldaehak-ro, Danwon-gu
Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, 15263
Republic of Korea

CultureHub Korea is based at the Seoul Institute of the Arts located in Ansan, Korea. It is the central post connecting students and faculties to the CultureHub global networks located in NYC, LA, Europe, and Indonesia. The telematic connections allow an expansion of creative practices and cultivations of immersive creative experiences. CultureHub Korea’s focus lies in 3 major components- Creative Production, Education, and Research & Development. We collaborate with artists from around the globe at our Art & Technology Center (ATEC), pushing cutting-edge technology in order to experiment with and develop innovative new-form arts.

Bosul Kim, Director
bosul@culturehub.org


ITALY

Cantiere Oberdan
Piazza San Gabriele Dell'Addolorata, Via dei Gesuiti 06049
Spoleto PG, Italy

CultureHub Italy is linked to La MaMa Umbria International in Spoleto, where it uses the studios available at the Cantiere Oberdan, providing a variety of accessories, basic lights, sound and video equipment. CultureHub develops its activities in collaborations also with other partner organizations, Institutions, and Universities, including Roma 3 University in Rome. It hosts internships, residencies, workshops and research projects focused on developing new ideas for intercultural telematic projects.

Andrea Paciotto, Director
andrea@culturehub.org


INDONESIA

CADL Building, 4th Floor
Institute of Technology Bandung
Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132
West Java, Indonesia

CultureHub Indonesia is located inside the campus of Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB), at the center of Bandung. Our collaborative studio is home to interdisciplinary area of Visual Art, Design and Technology, which also supported by three others multimedia studios, creating a new form of explorative and diverse learning experience. The whole complex is not only serves students and faculty members of ITB, but also engages in creative projects with both local and International artists, studios, and communities.

Dianing Ratri, Director
dianing@culturehub.org