- South Korea
- Founded 2017
Raising $ 500,000
Your help will support new and unknown talented artists in the world that enrich your culture.
• Our strategies & your funding will create BitGlim that will become a global force and lead the world into a Smart Era Renaissance.
Founding StoryBitGlim was founded as a response to the harsh reality of the modern-day global art industry. Each year, the market share of art decreases. One might think that this would drive the price of art up, but ironically, artist income has also declined, accompanied by an increasing income gap between famous and unknown artists. This modern-day crisis in artists’ earnings and status is an international issue because the loss of art and diversity in art is a loss for culture the world over. To try to ameliorate this problem, BitGlim held the "PASA" (Photo and Science Art) Festival in South Korea to support new and unknown global artists. While this festival was successful, we found that offline support for artists could only go so far. We needed to expand our business by taking it online. Hence, the online service "Artemist" was conceived. It has been in development, and we plan to launch the Beta service in April 2018. BitGlim’s efforts have found broad support, being sponsored by such varied funders as Suwon City, a state-endowed startup fund called RIPC, and the Industrial Bank of Korea. Now, BitGlim is looking forward to collaborating with anyone who shares our vision for the future. We promise that our passion and efforts will never let you down. With your funding and support, we will start by establishing a US branch of the BitGlim Corporation. With that new foothold in the West, we will be ready to make BitGlim’s services truly global in order to help as many different artists and cultures as we possibly can.
Company DescriptionThe name BitGlim was created by combining two words: BIT, as in the smallest digital unit, & GLIM, as in a ray of light. Taken together, our vision is to take the art world into the 21st century by shedding light on all artists through modern, digital means. We offer art services that help users to share their work with the world, both online & offline, no matter their personal circumstances.
BitGlim has two main components: the PASA Festival & Artemist.
Each year, we hold the PASAFestival in the tangible world. We exhibit art from new and unknown artists along with works from established artists. In 2016 & 2017, our art festival featured more than 200 international artists. Beyond the festival, we are also developing an app called "Artemist." Through our service, users become alchemists of art that can use various tools to create brand new art and exhibit their work.
Our BM can be understood as the following. First, artists upload their work to Artemist. Through the vast interconnectivity of the service, Artemist can increase the public's access to and awareness of the work and artists more quickly and easily than offline. Second, we will exhibit a curated selection of the online art at the PASA Festival, with an emphasis on work that is creative, popular, and forward-looking. Third, online users will be encouraged to visit the PASA Festival to browse, discover, and purchase new pieces. In this way, we will form a seamless integration of On&Offline art services and maximize artists' field of exposure and influence. Also, we will collaborate with manufacturing companies to integrate artwork into their product designs, further supporting artists and increasing their renown.
Our profits will be composed of commissioning and advertising revenues. Commissioning will essentially be a small charge for using our online services and offline exhibition spaces. Advertising will mean selling On&Offline advertising opportunities that will be exposed to the public, similar to other platform companies.
We have seen smart technology’s sphere of influence increase to the point where it even replaces human capabilities. But we see art as the dignity and uniqueness of humanity that can never be eclipsed by technology. BitGlim will support artists to create creative art for the sake of humanity. Our ultimate goal is to develop smart art technologies that enrich art culture, like 3D printer and VR/AR. We are confident that we will lead the world into a second Renaissance.
|Jinpyo Park||Service Manager. I studied material science at Wisconsin University. I worked at HVAC company, "APC TECH Co., Ltd" in Korea for overseas and domestic business and product R&D. With my experiences of documentation and management, I became confident in setting up the document system. Now, in BitGlim, I manage all documents related to online and offline services of BitGlim.||
|Baengu Kim||CDO. In 2012, I worked as a graphic artist in the mobile game company, ‘LoadComplete'. I designed the graphics of a game called ‘Alien VS People' and got promoted to the main artist for ‘Disco Panda.' After two years of service, ‘Reliance Entertainment,' which was an affiliate of India's biggest company Reliance ADA Group, purchased the copyright. I was promoted again in 2015 to art director. I took charge of all the graphics for ‘Dead Eyes,' which achieved the first rank for the category of paid games. These achievements, my skills, and experience are necessary for BitGlim's success|
|Jinhyung Park||CEO. I studied Industrial Engineering at Penn State Univ. and successfully led a 3D printing project sponsored by TE Connectivity as a team leader. I worked as a regional manager in the Overseas Business department of CARRIER Ltd. Korea. I was initially hired as an intern but my superiors promoted me to a regional manager for my passion and diligence. In addition, I worked as an intern for the Global Market Counseling department in COLLIERS Int., Korea. I collected and organized data about the global real estate market. In those two companies, my cosmopolitan attitude and adaptability to new environments were highly praised by my coworkers and directors. As a whole, my management skills from my experiences will be the key for the globalization and organization of BitGlim founded for the fusion of business and art.||
|Devon Garrett||US Agent. I graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and an Associates Degree in Sociology. After obtaining my degrees, I worked as a Research Assistant for the University of Pennsylvania’s Linguistics Data Consortium. I scouted and annotated Internet videos for a linguistics database called HAVIC (Heterogeneous Audio Visual Internet Collection). I was later recruited to Social Detection, Inc. where I worked as an Intelligence Data Analyst. I performed in-depth social media/internet and background searches for insurance fraud investigations. As a US agent, I used my past experiences with research to help find prospective investors and investment firms for BitGlim.||