|The largest art training center for Chinese painting was set up on Sunday in Tianjin. (Photo source: cntv.cn)|
BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhuanet) — The largest art training center for Chinese painting was set up on Sunday in Tianjin, thanks to the joint efforts of The Ministry of Culture, China National Academy of Painting, and the Tianjin Municipal Government. The facility will ultimately become a giant incubator for developing the talent of creative artists.
Established in Panlonggu Valley of Tianjin, the art center is designed to integrate multiple functions, including collective creation workshops, galleries, and individual studios. This 10,000 square meter area will serve as a platform for art creation, research, and teaching upon completion. The China National Academy of Painting is also planning to hold exhibitions, forums, and competitions at the center to further promote traditional Chinese art.
The center is initiated by China National Academy of Painting, but its future operation will be run by local enterprises. As a new way of collaboration between corporations and art institutions, the Academy can better utilize its advantage as a talent-pool, while the enterprises can make their contributions based on their business strength.
Yang Xiaogang, director of China National Academy of Painting, said, “The growth of our academy should not only rely on government support. It also needs social input. To set up such a new incubator for art creation in Tianjin is one way for us to explore the possibility.”
In recent years, the culture industry has maintained rapid growth, giving constant support to the national economy. During the culture fever, traditional Chinese painting is gaining more appreciation in the market. Therefore, the new art center is hoping to solve business issues and allow the art industry to enjoy sustainable growth.