Korea Arts & Culture Education Service (KACES)
KACES, founded in 2005, is a public agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. It was first established in accordance with the Support for Arts and Culture Education Act. Through systematic and comprehensive support for arts and cultural education, KACES aims to create an environment where all Koreans are able to receive artistic experience in their daily lives. It also endeavors to open up opportunities for creative activities and vibrant cultural life for the welfare of Korean citizens.
KACES expands the value of arts education at the international level through networks around the globe and explores visions and prospects for arts education by sharing knowledge and practices through global partnerships. Following the success of the UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education in 2010, co-hosted by UNESCO and the Korean government, the ›Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education.‹ was adopted by UNESCO as the most notable outcome and UNESCO proclaimed the fourth week of May as International Arts Education Week in 2011. Korea celebrates the week event annually as its leading country.
As a member of UNESCO UNITWIN and the UNESCO Network of Arts Education Observatories in the Asia Pacific region, KACES is actively participating in various international networks to pursue research and other collaborative efforts. As a leading organization in arts advocacy, KACES will host the 5th International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) and the UNESCO-UNITWIN conference in 2020 while continuing to galvanize arts organizations, researchers, current and aspiring leaders, and individual practitioners from around the world.
Find more information:
International Arts Education Week: http://arteweek.kr/
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Korea Arts & Culture Education Service