Outline of the Foundation
- ACROS Fukuoka Foundation
- 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001
- Foundation Date
- August 10, 1994
- Purpose of foundation
- Provide support in enhancing the functions of ACROS Fukuoka to serve as a hub of international, cultural and informational exchange; to promote cultural and informational exchange networks; to promote culture in Fukuoka Prefecture; to provide information on culture and facilitate exchanges; and thus contribute to both the advancement of culture for residents of Fukuoka and the vitalization of the local community.
ACROS Fukuoka Foundation manages and administers the public sections of the ACROS Fukuoka building (approximately 40% of the total building) on behalf of Fukuoka Prefecture. We also provide the following kinds of services at ACROS Fukuoka, a hub of international, cultural and informational exchange.
Cultural promotion projects (planning and implementation of classical music performances etc.)
We stage excellent music and performing arts from both Japan and abroad based on the following three principles.
●Stimulating performances from around the globe
We plan and hold concerts to provide people with the opportunity to enjoy outstanding classical music and artistic performances from Japan and further afield, including orchestras, chamber music, and opera.
●Cultivating individuals who support artistic and cultural endeavors
From performers and audiences, we cultivate people who are involved with music from a range of standpoints.
Nurturing of musicians aiming to become professional performers (Violin Seminar).
Lunchtime Concerts that allow people to enjoy classical music during their lunch hour.
Outreach projects sending professional musicians to schools and facilities within Fukuoka Prefecture.
●Promotion of participation/exchanges and local culture
We provide a place for residents of Fukuoka Prefecture to come and experience culture at close quarters, serving as a venue which facilitates participation and exchanges, and which introduces various aspects of local culture to a wider audience.
ACROS Classic Festa, an event which allows people to enjoy classical music at a reasonable price, including mini concerts, display and sales of instruments and participation in performances.
New Fukuoka Early Music Festival, an event showcasing the charms of early music.
Karuta Festival, an event bringing one of Japan's traditional card games into the spotlight.
At the 2nd floor ACROS Fukuoka Ticket Center, we sell tickets for concerts hosted by ACROS Fukuoka, as well as a wide variety of tickets for performances staged at Fukuoka Symphony Hall.
Provision of information (information on arts, culture and tourism)
We use exchange areas on the 1st and 2nd floors of ACROS Fukuoka to provide information on events relating to arts and culture along with tourist information, mainly for Fukuoka Prefecture.
●Provision of tourist and cultural information
Our JNTO（Japan National Tourism Organization）-accredited Tourist Information Center, located in the 1st floor Communication Area, provides information relating to culture and tourism in Kyushu, Okinawa and Yamaguchi.
●Introduction of and support for cultural and artistic activities
We run galleries that provide a place for people involved in cultural pursuits to display their works.
Administration of the Takumi Gallery, which houses a permanent exhibition of nationally- and prefecturally-designated traditional crafts.
Takumi Gallery weekly exhibitions
Foyer Gallery exhibitions
Communication Area exhibitions
We provide a venue rental service for a range of purposes, from our Fukuoka Symphony Hall and International Conference Hall, which is equipped with interpreting booths, to seminar rooms of varying sizes, galleries, and practice rooms for music etc.
●Fukuoka Symphony Hall
A fully equipped music hall that pursues a rich and beautiful sound. A movable stage with sound reverberation panels allow variable reverberation, providing an ideal setting for full orchestra performances, chamber music, musical contests, recitals, academic conferences and lectures.
●Event Hall (Multi-purpose hall)
A multi-purpose hall with 900 retractable seats and a 12-section rising stage, which can adapt immediately to any event’s demands. Offers an optional setting for any type of event such as theatrical performances, exhibitions, concerts, fashion shows and lectures.
Usable as a full flat floor or can be partitioned into two.
●International Conference Hall (Large-scale conference hall)
The hall is equipped facilities for international conferences including simultaneous interpreter booths for 6 languages, a 120 inch rear-projector screen, and 100 audience seats along with a VIP room, office room and waiting rooms.
It is suitable for a wide variety of events from international conventions and academic conferences to company information sessions and seminars.
●Conference Rooms (16 rooms: small, medium and large)
One large conference room equipped with a 100 inch rear projection screen and 15 medium and small conference rooms offer flexible services to suit the needs of conferences such as sub-sessions of international conferences, study meetings and lectures.
●Practice Rooms (5 rooms: large and small)
These rooms offer space for practice as well as support for cultural activities by amateurs, such as club and circle activities.
●Cultural Information Lounge
■Arena Hall (Small Hall)
…A multi-purpose hall ideal for small-scale events such as mini-concerts, performances and exhibitions.
■Seminar Rooms 1 and 2
…These rooms offer space and support for cultural activities such as seminars and cultural circle lectures.
■Cultural Gallery (Exhibition Hall)
…This is a space for free and creative cultural activities and is available for exhibitors of artistic and cultural works.s
ACROS Fukuoka aims to broaden, improve effectiveness and efficiency on gathering and disseminating information on public performances, events and its facilities. The monthly information magazine “ACROS” is edited and issued not only to provide information on events, but also as an enjoyable read.
ACROS Fukuoka Ticket Center
You can buy tickets for various performances in addition to tickets of concerts sponsored or co-sponsored by ACROS Fukuoka.