The Hisilk Artwork Center in the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, East China's Fujian province. [Photo/WeChat account of Xiamen Free Trade Zone]
The Hisilk Artwork Center in the Xiamen Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, or Xiamen FTZ, was recently listed among the 2023 provincial cultural industry demonstration bases.
Since its establishment, Hisilk Artwork Center has been promoting the integration of art, technology, experience, exhibition, tea, handicrafts and intangible cultural heritages. The center features Fujian's local cultural elements and has been working together with artists and art institutions to explore the improvement of both the economic and social benefits of culture and art.
The center is wholly owned by Xiamen Iport Group. Taking advantage of the free trade zone's policy and the national cultural export base, the center features an extensive layout of art services.
Under the nation's Belt and Road Initiative, it serves as a one-stop international art trading (bonded) platform as well an online and offline integrated art industry chain platform.
To date, the center has built teaching and practice bases with eight universities and reached cooperation agreements with more than 200 art institutions as well as over 600 artists and intangible cultural heritage inheritors from across China.
In 2022, Xiamen FTZ continued to top the list of the first national cultural export bases in China, and the zone is set to further promote the high-quality development of its cultural industries.