Promoting Partnerships through culture and the arts in East Asia(Culture City of East Asia Program)

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

Support to the Culture City of East Asia program 

The project is a follow-up to the agreement reached at the 4th Trilateral Cultural Ministers’ Meeting (May 2012) to promote cultural exchanges between Korea, China and Japan. Under the banner of cultural diversity, it implements the principle of “East Asian spirit, cultural exchange and convergence, and appreciation of other cultures.” It supports the trilateral cultural exchanges between Culture Cities of East Asia.

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

▪Main features of the project are as follows. ① Subsidizing the opening and closing ceremonies of the Culture City of East Asia and the events for their cultural exchanges② establishment of a trilateral cooperative system by inviting representative festivals of Culture Cities or assisting youth exchanges ③ hosting traditional plays such as pansori, Korean one-man opera (Chunhyangjeon, the Tale of Chunhyang), Chinese traditional opera (Thirteen Blessings) and Japanese Kyogen (play) (Tsuchigumo). 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The three countries establish cooperative system to preserve cultural heritages by vitalizing exchanges of the Culture Cities. The project strengthens arts and cultural exchanges and cooperation to promote the cultural industry. The strengthened trilateral cooperation will ultimately lead to peace in East Asia and culturally nourish the future generation

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

▪ 537,153 dollar (as of 2018)