About KACES
KACES is 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.

President’s Message

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"Creativity than function, empathy instead of exclusivity,"
Arts and culture education going beyond solace
and growing insights of life.

Since the enactment of ‘Support for Arts and Culture Education Act’ in 2005, Korea's arts and culture education has grown remarkably with the Korea Arts & Culture Education Service (KACES) for the past 13 years.
 
The purpose of Korea's Support for Arts and Culture Education Act is ‘to revitalize arts and culture education, and to contribute to improving the quality of cultural life of the people and to strengthening the cultural capability of the State’. In addition, it provides that ‘culture and arts education shall aim at education through which all people can enjoy arts and culture and build creativity. Moreover, all people are guaranteed equal opportunities to systematically study and receive education on arts and culture throughout their lives according to their interest and aptitude regardless of age, gender, disability, social status, economic circumstances, place of residence, etc.’
 
Foundations are being formed for more people to enjoy arts and culture, with the increased budget of KACES currently at 130 billion KRW, which was only 8.8 billion KRW in 2005, along with 5,000 teaching artists in 2017, which tripled from number of 1,800 in 2005. As a result, the number of participant beneficiaries has quadrupled from 710,000 in 2005 up to 3.1 million in 2017.
 
Without being satisfied with such quantitative growth, KACES is preparing for another qualitative leap forward. We dream of Korea with a virtuous circle, where all its people can feel the joy of creation through arts and culture, and where such arts in daily lives can, in turn, stimulate arts in other lives as well.
 
KACES is the cornerstone of an era of living culture that enriches the lives of all Koreans. Efforts will be made in searching for the meanings of coexistence with its experiences along the past 13 years, as a bridge that keeps close ties and interactions with the international community, and as an institution that practices open education in an era of new technologies.
 
KACES will review its values of arts and culture education in its early days of establishment, and will become an institution that makes better future together with the international community. 

Mission & Vision

Mission

To contribute to strengthening the national capacity for culture and enhancing the quality of the cultural life by providing access to high-quality arts and culture education for all citizens throughout their lifetime.

Vision

Better access to arts and culture education

Arts and culture education that we create together

Stragetic Goals

  • To deepen knowledge and understanding to instill a sense of familiarity of arts and culture education
    • Increase awareness of arts and culture education
    • Strengthen access to information on arts and culture education
  • To support an ecosystem that allows easy access to arts and culture education
    • Create a consumer-centered business structure
    • Strengthen the capacity of the experts and staff
  • To expand communication and cooperation with all who are part of creating arts and culture education
    • Strengthen cooperation to build a regional system
    • Diversify cooperation on-site to boost policy effectiveness
  • Grow up supporting each other.
    • Improve the organizational culture and strengthen expertise
    • Gain trust from the people through management innovation

Core Values

  • Innovation- Pursuing newness and change

  • Diversity- Respecting each other’s differences

  • Cooperation- Collaborating regularly

  • Fairness- Protecting fairness

  • Expertise- Learning continuously

History

  • 2018
    • 9
      • Announced KACES host the 5th ITAC(2020) in Seoul
    • 5
      • Hosted the 7th International Arts Education Week, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017
    • 11
      • Hyun Mee Yang inaugurated as 5th president of KACES
    • 5
      • Hosted the 6th International Arts Education Week, Seoul, Korea
    • 4
      • Signs MOU with the British Council Korea
  • 2016
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with UNESCO Office in Bangkok
    • 5
      • Hosted the 5th International Arts Education Week, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015
    • 8
      • KACES celebrates its 10th anniversary
    • 5
      • Hosts the 4th International Arts Education Week, Busan, Korea
    • 2
      • Launches “Global Action on Arts and Culture Education” project in Jakarta, Indonesia
      • Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, USA
  • 2014
    • 12
      • An estimate of over 5,000 teaching artists and 10,000 beneficiary organizations are seen to be working through KACES
    • 8

      • Sung-hye Joo inaugurated as 4th president of KACES
    • 7
      • Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, USA
    • 5
      • Hosts the 3rd International Arts Education
        Week , Seoul, Korea
        Signs MOU with the Kyoto University of Arts and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design , Japan
    • 1
      • Signs MOU with the KOICA Vietnam Office and Lao Cai Province People’s Committee (PPC), Vietnam
  • 2013
    • 12

      • Number of Arts and culture education beneficiaries reaches two million
    • 11
      • “Arts and Culture Education ODA” project launched in Lao Cai, Vietnam (2013~2017)
        Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, USA
    • 5
      • Hosts the 2nd International Arts Education Week event, Seoul, Korea
    • 2
      • Implements Arts and Culture Education Instructor (ACEI) Certification System - Launches an arts bus program for culturally marginalized areas
  • 2012
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with the Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Kazakhstan
    • 5
      • Co-hosts the 1st International Arts Education Week (Seoul, Korea / Paris, France) with UNESCO

        Signs MOU with the Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Kazakhstan
    • 3
      • “Kumdarak Saturday Cultural School” launched with the nationwide implementation of the 5-day school week system within Korea
    • 1
      • KACES Selected as No.1 public customer satisfaction agency among all agencies within the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
        Signs MOU with the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar (El Sistema), Venezuela
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  • 2011
    • 10
      • Seoul Agenda adopted unanimously at UNESCO 36th session of General Conference, Paris, France
    • 7

      • Jae-Eun Park inaugurated as the 3rd president of KACES
    • 5
      • Hosts the National Arts and Culture Education Week, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
    • 10
      • Launches “Orchestras of Dream,” a music education program based on the El SIstema model
    • 8
      • Launches “Creative Arts Camps”, a camp for age 10-12 children that is held during vacation seasons
    • 5
      • Hosts the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea
    • 1
      • Co-hosts the Arts and Culture Education Network Conference (Seoul, Korea) with the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education Organizing Committee
  • 2009
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, U.S.A
    • 10
      • Signs MOU with the Goldsmiths University, England)
    • 09
      • Number of participants of Creativity Education through the Arts Academy (CETA) reaches 5,000
    • 08
      • Total number of members of KACES Korean website(www.arte.or.kr) reaches 40,000
    • 03
      • Launches “One Special Day: Honorary Teacher Program”
  • 2008
    • 12
      • Awarded ‘2008 Outstanding Organization for Government Works Digitalization’
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with New York Philharmonic Orchestra, USA
      • Signs MOU with the Sotheby’s Institute of Arts, Singapore
  • 2007
    • 12
      • Number of arts and culture education beneficiaries reaches one million with a participation of 5,000 teaching artists and 10,000 schools & social welfare centers
    • 1
      • Develops a pilot program for training teaching artists
  • 2006
    • 12
      • Designated as an educational institution for professional teaching artists
    • 8
      • Reestablished as a special corporation in accordance with the Support For Arts And Culture Education Act
  • 2005
    • 12
      • The Support For Arts And Culture Education Act established
    • 11
      • KACES co-hosts the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Preparation for the World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, Korea) with the UNESCO Headquarters
    • 2
      • The Korea Arts and Culture Education Service (KACES) established as a juridical-foundation
        Jooho Kim inaugurated as the 1st President of KACES
        Launches national arts and cultural education policy projects in schools and welfare centers
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  • 2018
    • 9
      • Announced KACES host the 5th ITAC(2020) in Seoul
    • 5
      • Hosted the 7th International Arts Education Week, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017
    • 11
      • Hyun Mee Yang inaugurated as 5th president of KACES
    • 5
      • Hosted the 6th International Arts Education Week, Seoul, Korea
    • 4
      • Signs MOU with the British Council Korea
  • 2016
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with UNESCO Office in Bangkok
    • 5
      • Hosted the 5th International Arts Education Week, Seoul, Korea
  • 2015
    • 8
      • KACES celebrates its 10th anniversary
    • 5
      • Hosts the 4th International Arts Education Week, Busan, Korea
    • 2
      • Launches “Global Action on Arts and Culture Education” project in Jakarta, Indonesia
      • Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, USA
  • 2014
    • 12
      • An estimate of over 5,000 teaching artists and 10,000 beneficiary organizations are seen to be working through KACES
    • 8

      • Sung-hye Joo inaugurated as 4th president of KACES
    • 7
      • Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, USA
    • 5
      • Hosts the 3rd International Arts Education
        Week , Seoul, Korea
        Signs MOU with the Kyoto University of Arts and Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design , Japan
    • 1
      • Signs MOU with the KOICA Vietnam Office and Lao Cai Province People’s Committee (PPC), Vietnam
  • 2013
    • 12

      • Number of Arts and culture education beneficiaries reaches two million
    • 11
      • “Arts and Culture Education ODA” project launched in Lao Cai, Vietnam (2013~2017)
        Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, USA
    • 5
      • Hosts the 2nd International Arts Education Week event, Seoul, Korea
    • 2
      • Implements Arts and Culture Education Instructor (ACEI) Certification System - Launches an arts bus program for culturally marginalized areas
  • 2012
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with the Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Kazakhstan
    • 5
      • Co-hosts the 1st International Arts Education Week (Seoul, Korea / Paris, France) with UNESCO

        Signs MOU with the Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Kazakhstan
    • 3
      • “Kumdarak Saturday Cultural School” launched with the nationwide implementation of the 5-day school week system within Korea
    • 1
      • KACES Selected as No.1 public customer satisfaction agency among all agencies within the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
        Signs MOU with the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar (El Sistema), Venezuela
  • 2011
    • 10
      • Seoul Agenda adopted unanimously at UNESCO 36th session of General Conference, Paris, France
    • 7

      • Jae-Eun Park inaugurated as the 3rd president of KACES
    • 5
      • Hosts the National Arts and Culture Education Week, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
    • 10
      • Launches “Orchestras of Dream,” a music education program based on the El SIstema model
    • 8
      • Launches “Creative Arts Camps”, a camp for age 10-12 children that is held during vacation seasons
    • 5
      • Hosts the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education, Seoul, Korea
    • 1
      • Co-hosts the Arts and Culture Education Network Conference (Seoul, Korea) with the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education Organizing Committee
  • 2009
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with the New York Philharmonic, U.S.A
    • 10
      • Signs MOU with the Goldsmiths University, England)
    • 09
      • Number of participants of Creativity Education through the Arts Academy (CETA) reaches 5,000
    • 08
      • Total number of members of KACES Korean website(www.arte.or.kr) reaches 40,000
    • 03
      • Launches “One Special Day: Honorary Teacher Program”
  • 2008
    • 12
      • Awarded ‘2008 Outstanding Organization for Government Works Digitalization’
    • 11
      • Signs MOU with New York Philharmonic Orchestra, USA
      • Signs MOU with the Sotheby’s Institute of Arts, Singapore
  • 2007
    • 12
      • Number of arts and culture education beneficiaries reaches one million with a participation of 5,000 teaching artists and 10,000 schools & social welfare centers
    • 1
      • Develops a pilot program for training teaching artists
  • 2006
    • 12
      • Designated as an educational institution for professional teaching artists
    • 8
      • Reestablished as a special corporation in accordance with the Support For Arts And Culture Education Act
  • 2005
    • 12
      • The Support For Arts And Culture Education Act established
    • 11
      • KACES co-hosts the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Preparation for the World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, Korea) with the UNESCO Headquarters
    • 2
      • The Korea Arts and Culture Education Service (KACES) established as a juridical-foundation
        Jooho Kim inaugurated as the 1st President of KACES
        Launches national arts and cultural education policy projects in schools and welfare centers
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Organization

President

  • Legal Office
  • Planning and Cooperation Office
  • Management Division
    • Management Team
    • General Service and Financial Management Team
    • Information Resource Center
  • Educational Affairs Division
    • R&D Team
    • International Affairs
    • Education Training Center
  • Youth Division
    • Artists in School Project Team
    • Children and Youth Team
  • Citizen's Education Division
    • Citizen's Education Team
    • Educational Community Development Team

Strategic Partners

  • America
    • Colombia
      El Colegio del Cuerpo
    • Venezuela
      Fundacion Musical Simon Bolivar
    • US
      New York Philharmonic
    • Canada
      NESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, Queen’s University
  • Europe
    • Germany
      Little ART
    • Germany
      UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Asia
    • China
      Central Academy of Cultural Administration
    • Japan
      Agency for Cultural Affairs
    • Singapore
      UNESCO NIE (National Institute of Education) CARE (Centre for Arts Research in Education
    • Indonesia
      Regional Government of Cirebon City
    • Kazakhstan
      Children are Painting the World
    • Vietnam
      Lao Cai Department of Education and Training
    • Vietnam
      Vietnam National University Hochiminh City, University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Australia
    • Australia
      Melbourne UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education, The University of Melbourne