Established to promote art and culture, the Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts supports a wide range of activities including exhibitions by the National Museum of Art, lectures, academic research, and publications.
Overseas as well, we support local culture through the sponsorship of music festivals and other events.
The world's outstanding artistic and cultural works transcend national borders. Daikin Industries, Ltd. is committed to bringing the joy of these works, and the creativity they inspire, to a wider audience. This desire has compelled Daikin to focus on promoting art and music.
In March 1996, Daikin Industries, Ltd. established the Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts to mark the company's 70th anniversary on October 25, 1994. In the foundation's first year, Daikin Industries, Ltd. donated ¥200 million for the basic fund, followed by another ¥200 million after three years. With another donation of ¥100 million in 2004, Daikin's 80th anniversary, total founding so far amounts to ¥500 million.
The foundation supports a wide range of projects designed to teach art appreciation, such as exhibitions at the National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO), lectures, publications, surveys, and research.
In April 2013, the foundation became a public interest incorporated foundation. In March 2016, the foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark this occasion, Daikin is stepping up foundation-sponsored activities with the aim of energizing the culture and arts of Osaka, the birthplace of Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. supports the Osaka-based Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra. Formed in 1970, it became a specified nonprofit corporation in 2003. The orchestra is an integral member of local society, giving community concerts at its practice hall and hiring as many local musicians as possible.
Since 2004, Daikin Chairman of board Noriyuki Inoue has been a director on the orchestra's committee, and Daikin Industries, Ltd. has sponsored concerts by the orchestra in Nara, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Daikin's home base of Osaka.
Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. supports Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has held an annual concert since 2007 with the aim of promoting arts and culture.
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