|Address||Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F 1-14, Minami 2 jo, Higashi 1 chome, Chuo-ku Sapporo 060-0052 ＜Access＞|
|Organization Type||Public Interest Incorporated Foundation|
|Establishment Date・Government Approval Date||April 1, 2002 (as an Incorporated Foundation) ／
August 9, 2010 (as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
|History and Purpose of Establishment||PMF is an international educational music festival established in 1990 (Heisei 2) through the advocacy leading 20th century figure Maestro Leonard Bernstein. Its operative goals are to contribute to society through music education and to nurture the younger generation, in addition to the development and spread of classical music.
The PMF Organizing Committee (PMFOC) was formed in 1991 (Heisei 3) as a Private Organization based in Sapporo City, and in 2002 (Heisei 14) it was granted status as an Incorporated Foundation by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Cultural Affairs Agency), and has been managing the international educational music festival ever since.
In 2008 (Heisei 20), in light of the new Public Interest System, the PMFOC applied to the federal government (the Cabinet Office) in order to be designated as a Public Interest Corporation (a newly established entity), and on August 9, 2010 (Heisei 22) it became a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
|Competent Authority||Cabinet Office|
|Representative||Chairman of the Board of Directors Katsuhiro Akimoto (Mayor of Sapporo)|
|PMF Artistic Advisory Board (PAAB)||
(As of July 7, 2016)