About PAMS 2017

       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 14 – 19 October, 2017 / 6 days
  • Venue Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater, ARKO Arts Theater, Jongno Children’s Theater, Theater Hakchon, Hanyang Repertory Theater, Hongik Daehangno Art Center Gallery and more in Daehakno District
  • Hosted by PAMS 2017 Steering Committee
  • Organized by Korea Arts Management Service
  • Supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Arts Council Korea, SHINHAN BANK
  • Sponsored by BC Card
  • Associated with [Korean] National Theater of Korea, Seoul International Dance Festival, Sejong Performing Arts Center, Literature Translation Institute of Korea, Arts Council Korea, Seoul Arts Center, The Korean Culture & Arts Centers Association [Overseas] ENARTES Performing Arts Festival, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, The World Music Expo, China Association of Performing Arts, CINARS and more

Program Overview

Pre-PAMS 2017


PAMS & SPAF(Seoul Performing Arts Festival) Joint program

Focus Area

Latin America

Introduction to the Latin American performing arts market and its key persons


PAMS Choice

Selected Korean performing artworks

International Showcase

Selected international performing artworks


Performances in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do area

PAMS Link@

Performances in the Daehangno Theatre District

Booth Exhibition

Booth Exhibition

A space to promote and meet, both Korean and international, performing artists and organizations

Pop-up Stage

Informal presentation for booth exhibitors

Information Sessions

Focus Session

Themed sessions for in-depth exploration of the “focus” area

Round Table

- Small group discussions on current issues of    performing arts
- Genre-specific information sessions linked to
    different KAMS projects


Speed Dating

1:1 meeting between Korean and international performing arts professionals

PAMS Salon

Networking programs planned by domestic and overseas partners

PAMS Night

Networking party for more relaxed meetings and talks

Cooperation Programs

Journey to Korean Music

Traveling Korean Arts PLUS

KAMS Connection