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:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Ecd7719wyFQMiopTToWIw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artejockey/
Issuu: https://issuu.com/kacesarte
Webzine: http://www.arte365.kr/
International Arts Education Week: http://arteweek.kr/

Hee Gyung Chang
Director of Arts Education Support Division
Korea Arts and Culture Education Service (KACES)
Email: allright@arte.or.kr
Nuri Yang
Program coordinator
Research and International Affairs Team
Korea Arts & Culture Education Service (KACES)
76 Sangamsan-ro
YTN Newsquare 11 and 12Floors,
Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea, 03926
Korea Arts & Culture Education Service
Email: ynr0911178@arte.or.kr
Ms Hee Gyung Chang worked in middle, high schools in Korea as a teacher, and joined Korea Arts and Culture Education Service(KACES)-a public organization within the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Republic of Korea-in 2008. Thenceforth, she has been contributing in advocacy and implementation of arts and culture education programmes.

Since 2023, her major responsibilities are developing professional workforce, operating Culture and Arts Education Instructor Certificate system, conducting survey and research, and especially international exchange projects. She has been focusing on Arts and Culture Education ODA(Official Development Assistance) in cooperation with Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Philippines, and International Youth exchange to share Korea’s art and culture education globally.

Director Hee Gyung Chang hopes that UNITWIN becomes a sustainable and leading platfom in which plays a wide range of roles in culture and arts education worldwide.

Nuri Yang is program coordinator for Research and International Affairs Team of KACES, a public organization specializing in Korea’s arts and culture education that aims to create and foster an environment where all citizens can enjoy the opportunity of arts and culture education in their daily lives. She has been playing Geomun-go (Korean traditional zither) from early childhood, majoring at Department of Korean Music in Ewha Womans University. Finding a huge interest in educational activities, she worked as teaching artist in several local elementary schools by interacting with young students by Korean traditional folk songs, instruments, and history. She holds a master degree (M.A.) in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She wrote a theis titled ‘Finding My Voice through the Arts: Becoming wide-awake to the rhythms of my own drum’ which is an arts-based inquiry into discovering her voice through poetry, narrative, and Korean drum.(https://summit.sfu.ca/item/35224) Currenlty, she is in charge of implementing a variety of events of public engagements and supporting international newtorks and partnerships including UNESCO, UNITWIN, and ITAC. Nuri Yang has a belief arts and cultural experience help people find meaning from their lives and invite them into a journey of creating their own voice and identity.