Cultural welfare project for the socially marginalized(Cultural sharing Project)

Where
Republic of Korea
When
2018
Who
Arts Council Korea, Korean Cultural & Art Centers Association and Federation of Korean Cultural Centers
Key objectives of the measure:

Cultural Sharing Project

▪ The project is to offer the opportunities of cultural enjoyment for culturally marginalized people, who are hindered in their enjoyment of culture and arts due to economic, social, geographical and other constraints. It reduces cultural polarization by stimulating creativity and enriching the cultural lives of the marginalized. 
▪ It is guided by the following three core values: creativity, sharing and responsibility. In other words, it is about the driving force of social change (creativity), an essential, inalienable human right to culture and arts (sharing), and a duty to promote people’s rights to culture and arts (responsibility). 

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

▪ The project, which is funded by the lottery industry, is divided into two components: “Sharing Performance Art” and “Sharing Creativity.” The Sharing Performance Art project provides the “Sarang (“love”) Ticket” program to subsidize the ticket prices of exhibitions and performances for seniors over age 64 as well as children and youths under age 25; the Arts and Culture on the Move program which provides cultural programs in remote areas; and the Cultural Outreach program to present art performances at culturally isolated regions. The Sharing Creativity project is represented by the Culture Community program to provide local communities with the opportunity for autonomous cultural activities. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪ Expected results of the project are as follows. (1) The Sarang Ticket promotes access of the culturally marginalized to culture and contributes to the foundational growth of a prospective cultural audience; (2) the Arts and Culture on the Move program improves cultural welfare of the underprivileged by providing them with customized support to overcome the budgetary and geographical limitations. It also organizes a network of stakeholders in the program and Arts Councils to enhance professionalism and efficiency of its operation; (3) the Cultural Outreach program bridges the cultural gap for the marginalized by supporting the local Cultural Centers; and (4) the Culture Community program creates more opportunities for the locals to enjoy culture and improves their quality of life.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

33,302,596 dollar (as of 2017)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Participation