Mecenat Activities

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Support of the music activities of an NPO, Triton Arts Network at Dai-ichi Seimei Hall

The old Dai-ichi Seimei Hall, a long-time bastion for the performing arts in Japan after the war, was closed when the company’s headquarter building underwent reconstruction in 1989. Later on, the new “Dai-ichi Seimei Hall” was reopened in 2001 as a concert hall with a seating capacity of 767 at Harumi Island Triton Square.

A working group of about 50 people discussed to decide how the hall should be run, following the company’s policy for a social contribution program. As a result, a nonprofit organization, Triton Arts Network (TAN) was set up as the body responsible for operating the hall and planning concert programs and music activities for the local community. This was the very first operating style for a private hall run by a business corporation in Japan.

“Spreading, creating, fostering” classical music, holding this as its mission, TAN mainly works on the four different projects for the hall, the community, supporters, and evaluation. Every year, the hall presents more or less 30 concert programs of great originality, such as “child-care support concert,” “the first step concert,” etc. Also, in close coordination with neighboring schools and local communities, the hall has carried out “outreaching activities” more than 300 times, bringing music to those who have difficulty in visiting the hall.

TAN’s activity has been supported by many different people and corporations. First, by its 750 individual members including Dai-ichi Mutual Life’s 450 employees, and 33 corporate members including, needless to mention, Dai-ichi Mutual Life. Many other companies occasionally give support for TAN’s programs. In addition, there are 70 very active citizen supporters as well as volunteers from the company.

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