Overseas Activities of Traditional Art Troupe

Republic of Korea
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean
Traditional Performing Arts Foundation
Key objectives of the measure:

The project to support overseas activities of the traditional Korean arts troupe

It is to establish arts and cultural networks abroad


Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
legislative, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

▪It contributes to the establishment of the infrastructure for cultural exchanges overseas and better understanding of Korean culture. It presents the traditional Korean arts abroad by dispatching the arts troupe to the Korean Cultural Centers in foreign countries. Korean artists hold lectures on traditional Korean arts for the local residents and engage in volunteer activities for the culturally isolated people in foreign countries, thus promoting cultural exchanges and better understanding of Korean culture. In 2017, cultural and arts troupes were dispatched to Vietnam, Indonesia and Turkey for cultural exchanges. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪ The project improves the global image of Korea and establishes sustainable cultural foundation. It pursues an interactive cultural partnership rather than a unilateral presentation of Korean arts to deepen understanding of Korean culture in foreign countries.  

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

107,431 dollar (as of 2016)

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

▪The project is evaluated in terms of original plan implementation rate, policy effects, policy feedback – collection of opinions on site and responses to them. The project was carried out faithfully as planned. It also achieved desired effects by dispatching the arts troupe to foreign countries, giving the local residents greater access to Korean culture. The project was implemented through the procedures of examining local conditions, undergoing a mid-term evaluation and holding consultations with the foreign authorities on the cultural exchanges. 

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