Public Delivery is a not-for-profit arts organization established in 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. Our mission is to push the limits of how art can change the world. We collaborate with recognized artists, art spaces, and organizations to create an active archive of ideas and provide tools for artistic research. We focus specifically on overlooked and underrepresented communities, particularly those in remote places far from the usual spheres of the art world.
In our various collaborations, we have spearheaded projects such as Asia’s tallest mural and a pop-up exhibition that opened on the same weekend on six continents. Recently we have focused our efforts on the global performance project Silence Was Golden.
So far, we have produced over 400 performances and 40 exhibitions in 102 countries. In 2018 we became the most visited online not-for-profit arts organization.
Public Delivery was founded by Martin Schulze, who has a background of 15 years of working in contemporary arts and decided to go non-profit after leaving the corporate art world.
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Our focus is to investigate different viewpoints, to address pressing issues and questions and broaden fundamental conversations on art. We explore the art environment in unpredictable and innovative ways while remaining fully independent in our operation.
Our second pillar is our projects.
We focus on creating meaningful and interactive content rather than the same old posts on social media. One hundred percent of our editorial content is specifically commissioned and curated. We don’t publish copy-pasted press releases.
Status Quo Embracing change
Institutional or corporate sponsorship Truly independent
White Cube Decentralized
Latest and loudest Long-term
2012: Asia’s tallest mural
2013: 100 published articles
2014: 200 published articles
2015: 100 balloon performances
2016: 200 balloon performances
2017: Projects in 50 countries
2017: 300 balloon performances
2018: 300 published articles
2018: Most-visited online arts not-for-profit, and most visited fully independent art blog (outranking most museums, galleries and other art institutions)
2019: Projects in 100 countries
2019: 500 published articles
Public Delivery is not funded by any institution or corporate interest. While we accept partnerships for specific projects, we are entirely independent in our day-to-day-work. This allows us to speak about inconvenient topics, often from different perspectives, or pursue projects that are completely dedicated to free speech and equality.
100% of the power in our data center comes from hydropower plants that meet the strict criteria of TÜV SÜD. We use only green electricity without climate-damaging CO2 emissions or radioactive waste. In all of our projects, we try to recycle or donate any excess material, which we have done countless times, including the donation of an entire wooden house to a homeless family.
If you find any joy and value in what we do, please consider supporting us with a deeply appreciated donation. Contributions can be made with PayPal or by credit card. A receipt will be emailed to you.
- Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
- Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
- Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
- Asia Culture Complex, Gwangju, South Korea
- Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
- Nowon Culture and Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
- Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
- Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
- DEAR Burma, Bangkok, Thailand
- Musée Guimet, Paris, France
- Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
- Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
- Cité de la mode et du design, Paris, France
- Musée Paul-Dupuy et Georges-Labit, Toulouse, France
- Museum of Almería, Almería, Spain
- Greek Film Archive / Film Museum, Athens, Greece
- Münchener Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
- Forum Kunst Rottweil, Rottweil, Germany
- Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
- The Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh
- Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
- Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, California
- Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angelesv
- Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, Houston
- Sacramento State University
- California State University
- University of California, Davis
- Centro Cultural de España en La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
- UNESCO ICPHS (The International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences)
- UNESCO MOST (Management of Social Transformations)
- United Nations
- United Nations ESCAP
- International Labor Organization
- International Organization for Migration
- Montana Cans
- National Geographics
- Pernod Ricard
- Samsung Electronics
- Arts Council Korea
- Chinese Olympic Committee
- Embassy of the United States, Seoul, South Korea
- Institut Français de République de Corée, Seoul, South Korea
- Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea
- Seoul Design Foundation, South Korea
- Korean Cultural & Arts Centers Association
- Conflictorium – Museum Of Conflict, Ahmedabad, India
- Common Future Fund, China
- Offrejoie, Lebanon
- Women and Girls Safe Space, Ankara, Turkey
- Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
- Busan Cultural Foundation, South Korea
- Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
- Suyeong District Office, South Korea
- World Vision International
- The United States Government
- United States Department of Labor
- California Department of Parks and Recreations
- California Department of Fish and Game
- National Basketball Association
- US Customs and Border Protection
- Sacramento City Council
- Local Democracy Agency Mostar
- Stockholm Fringe Festival
- Australian Government
- Ministry Of Education, Kiribati
The artworks and ideas presented are solely displayed for informational purposes. We don’t encourage anything that is against the laws of your country.
You are free to copy, distribute and transmit everything, as long as you attribute publicdelivery.org or the respective author. Thank you for not using our images for commercial purposes.