Under the support of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Arts Management Service has been hosting PAMS(Performing Arts Market in Seoul) every October.
The primary objects of PAMS are revitalization of rational distribution and exportation to oversea markets for Korean performing arts that based on diversified orientation and creation. Through the diverse programs of PAMS as showcases of selected performing arts, booth exhibitions for the promotion of art works and artistic groups, varied symposium and networking programs, all the performing arts experts are able to share the information of field and global trends for encouragement of creation and provision of performing arts. Not only complacent as distributive channel of polished art works, also PAMS desires to expand boundary of creation and distribution by offering inspiration for cooperation through intensive communication. PAMS suggests a solid vision as the representative contemporary performing art markets of Asia. On this occasion, performing artists share their expertise, experiences and their innovative idea for original inspiration. By doing so, PAMS is ambitious to be a venue of networking for market extension and audience development.


  • Date : October 4 (Tue) to October 8 (Sat), 2016
  • Venue : ARKO Arts Theater, Daehakro Arts Theater, Hongik Daehangno Art Center Gallery
  • Hosted by :PAMS 2016 Steering Committee
  • Organized by :Korea Arts Management Service
  • Supported by : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Arts Council Korea
  • Sponsored by : ShinhanBank
  • Associated with :[Domestic] National Theater Company of Korea, National Theater of Korea, The Creative Center for Convergence Culture, Seoul Arts Center, LG Arts Center,
    Korea Association of Performing Arts Producers, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, The Korean Culture & Arts Centers Association, Korea-Arab
    Society, Korean Artists Welfare Foundation
    [Overseas] Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, The World Music Expo,
    China Association of Performing Arts, Conférence Internationale des Arts de la scéne, etc.

Program Overview(2016)

Events Details
Focused Area The Middle East
Showcase PAMS Choice Officially selected showcases representing and exhibiting remarkable original perspectives of Korean contemporary trends
PAMS Link Off-venue showcases of broad ranged production selected through open competition
Intl Showcase Canada and from the Middle East
Booth Exhibition Booth Exhibition A meeting space to share information and advertise production
Pop-up Stage Informal showcase of booth exhibitions
Information Session Focus Session Share informations of specific region and exchanging ideas on hot topics in arts
Round Table Group discussion and networking by issue & theme
Pitch Session Pitch session for the selected new and exist works to find touring partners in Korea, and collaborative partners on various stages from creation to distribution
Networking Annyeonhaseyo!(Hello!) A gathering program where PAMS participants will meet for the first time
Speed Dating 1:1 intensive networking program with professionals from home and abroad
PAMS Night Networking party
Events Opening Ceremony & Closing reception