South Korea/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.1 Institutional overview

Arts and cultural education has been part of the formal policy agenda from 2004 when an independent law was passed. Arts and cultural education policy is being steered by a separate bureau in the Ministry of culture paired and executed by ‘Korea Culture and Arts Education Service’. The main characteristic of its program is to support the artist and provide educational assistance (skills and curriculum) to the arts educators. It manages the placement process of arts educators to schools. This organization also funds various artists and artist group to provide arts education in cultural facilities and other community spaces. From the 2006 survey, an index to track arts education has been included as below. This well reflects the rising priority given to arts education in cultural policy field.

Percentage of people having arts education experience 

Areas of education

2010

2008

2006

Literature

1.9%

1.9%

1.5%

Fine arts

4.0%

2.9%

2.8%

Classical music

2.9%

1.3%

1.2%

Traditional music

1.1%

0.9%

0.8%

Dance

0.8%

1.2%

0.6%

Theater

0.2%

0.3%

0.3%

Cinema

0.6%

0.5%

0.6%

popular arts

0.9%

1.6%

1.5%

cultural heritage

0.7%

0.7%

1.0%

 

 


Chapter published: 29-11-2013


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