Out-of-School Culture education programs for youths on Saturday(Saturday cultural School for Children)

Republic of Korea
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Korean Culture and Arts Foundation
local cultural & arts education centers
Key objectives of the measure:

Kkumdarak Saturday Culture School for Children

Kkumdarak Saturday Culture School for Children operates cultural and arts programs on Saturdays, which children, adolescents and their families can take part in. The objective is to foster cultural and artistic capacities of families and to help create an environment in which peer groups and family members interact and enjoy leisure activities. 

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

This project is to run high-quality cultural and arts programs. First, it offers weekend cultural and arts learning programs at local cultural and arts institutions and organizations for children, adolescents and families. Second, it supports the programs affiliated with public libraries, museum and galleries, or content-based programs such as family choirs and orchestras, or art education programs that instruct on ways to appreciate art. Third, it supports networking among education program operators and relevant organizations, while conducting monitoring and consulting services with experts.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪ It is expected to encourage interactions among family members, children and adolescents, as well as help create a sound and healthy leisure culture.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

▪ 18,520,143 dollar (as of 2016)
▪ Local community-run programs (funded by current subsidies from municipalities): 8,952,551 dollar (about 400 programs)
▪ Operation of the programs chosen in open competition (subsidies for civil projects): 9,567,592 dollar (214 programs)

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

▪ Above all, the project grew in quantity: the budget for project, participants and programs increased. It maintained a high level of participants’ satisfaction. 

Indicators used to determine impact:
▪Satisfaction survey distributed among people from member institutions, program-operating organizations and participants.
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