Korea-Vietnam Art Exchange Exhibition

Republic of Korea
Local government (Chungcheongbuk-do province)
Key objectives of the measure:

The project aims to improve bilateral ties through the exchanges of exhibitions and performance arts between Chungcheongbuk-do province of South Korea and Vietnam, and to envision the future of culture and arts in the era of globalization. It also hopes to contribute to cultural diversity through the exchanges.

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

After the Ordinance on the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity was enacted on Nov. 10, 2017, Chungcheongbuk-do province began to support the activities to promote cultural diversity. One of them was the joint performance featuring Vietnamese traditional music and choreography; Korean traditional music; folk songs; and gayageum (classical musical instrument of Korea) play. Also a humanities class in the theme of ‘Vietnam’s War Memories and Korea’s Remembrance of War’ opened in 2017 as part of the cultural exchange program. Various civic groups, including Korea-Vietnam Peace Foundation, have been hosting an array of cultural and art exhibitions (e.g., “19 Years’ Record of ROK Army’s Civilian Massacre in the Vietnam War”)

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

A broader culture and art exchange between South Korea and Vietnam will help to solidify their bilateral ties. In addition, different types of cultural exchange will continue, including lectures on Vietnam, art exhibitions, etc.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

30,439 dollar (as of 2016)

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