Culture and Arts Enjoyment Support Project for the Disabled

Republic of Korea
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Key objectives of the measure:

This project is implemented to expand more active and positive culture and arts enjoyment rights for the disabled. It usually targets amateur culture and arts groups for the disabled. Its objective is to build capacities in artistic creation, resolve cultural and artistic disparity between the disabled and the non-disabled, and promote the cultural enjoyment rights of the disabled by supporting artistic creation and expression activities of disabled artists or groups.

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Main feature of the measure:

This project began in 2007 as the Support Project for the Expansion of Cultural Accessibility for the Disabled within the “Cultural Tours for the Marginalized” project. Detailed projects include: Support of Culture and Arts Enjoyment for the Disabled; Construction of Culture and Arts Center for the Disabled (planned to open in April 2015); Able, Access-Art Fair; Completion of the Construction of Convenience Facilities for the Disabled at Public Sports Facilities (17,157 facilities by 2018); Construction of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (5 centers by 2014), which will facilitate communication between the disabled and the non-disabled; Allocation of Sports for All Instructors for the Disabled (230 instructors); and Increased Support for Sports for All Classes and Associations for the Disabled (over 384 locations).

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Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
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