Sending professionals in arts to developing countries(Dream Project in Developing Countries)

Republic of Korea
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Korea National University of Arts
Key objectives of the measure:

Dream Project in Developing Countries

▪The project is to administer arts and cultural education for the cultural talents of the developing countries, thereby establishing Korea’s global image as a cultural powerhouse. By offering the Korean youths the opportunity to experience foreign cultures, it strengthens their competence at home and abroad. In addition, it spreads friendly sentiments toward Korea in the developing countries.     

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

▪ Main features of the project are as follows. ① By dispatching cultural volunteers to developing countries, it provides complimentary arts and cultural education for the cultural talents of the countries. In 2016, 62 volunteers were sent to seven countries to give cultural education on vocal music, choreography, play, etc. ② After auditions, the cultural and artistic talents of the target countries were invited to the art camp in Korea, and then enrolled in intensive studies in the fashion of Korean education for the gifted. ③ It sought a long-term measure to employ the arts and cultural manpower as part of the efforts to create jobs through public diplomacy. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪ This project contributes to establishing the global image of Korea as a cultural powerhouse. It also improves the public perception of Korea and Korean businesses in the developing countries and expands the opportunity for young Korean artists to find employment abroad. 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

205,909 dollar (as of 2016)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)