International Exchange
KACES expands the value of arts and culture education at the international level through networking and explores visions and prospects for arts education by sharing knowledge and experiences through global partnerships.

International Arts Education Week

Following the success of the UNESCO World Conferences on Arts Education in 2010, co-hosted by UNESCO and the Korean government, the fourth week of May has been proclaimed International Arts Education Week. Since the first festival in 2012, this annually celebrated week has been a time for experts and arts educators to gather and discuss key issues in the field of arts education. As part of this event, the public can experience various arts workshops across the country.


History of the event

  • 2018

    • Rediscovering Arts and Culture Education in the New Era: Fourth Industrial Revolution
      • Date : 2018.5.23 ~ 5.27
      • Number of Participants : 13,354
      • Note: Broadened the subject into new fields, hosted diverse workshops, events, symposium and exhibit related to technology and arts in various sites
  • 2017

    • The Purpose, Inspiration and Joy of Arts Education
      • Date : 2017.5. 24 ~ 5. 27
      • Number of Participants : 10,280
      • Note : Invited overseas experts for a Symposium, hosted an arts and culture education Conference
  • 2016

    • Blooming Arts and Colorful Future
      • Date : 2016.5.21 ~ 5. 27
      • Number of Participants : 74,060
      • Note : A week long event and celebrating the successful hosting of the Korea-China-Japan Arts Education  Forum
  • 2015

    • Our Mind: The Way to Blooming Flowers
      • Date : 2015.5. 26 ~ 5. 30
      • Number of Participants : 29,634
      • Note : Hosted the International Arts Education Week event in Busan for the first time
  • 2014

    • Arts and Culture Education: The Power to Awaken Life
      • Date : 2014.05. 19 ~ 5. 24
      • Number of participants : 20,320
      • Note : Invited overseas experts for a workshop, and hosted an arts and culture education forum
  • 2013

    • A  Talking Arts & Culture Education
      • Date : 2013.05. 19~ 05. 25
      • Number of participants : 39,103
      • Note : Hosted the Korea, China and Japan Arts and Culture Education Forum in celebration of the 2nd International Arts Education Week
  • 2012

    • Life Resembles Art and Life
      • Date : 2012.05.20 ~ 05.26
      • Number of participants : 31,360
      • Notes : Hosted a weekly international event at the UNESCO HQ in Paris, France
  • 2011

    • One Thousand Eyes, One Thousand Lives
      • Date : 2011.05.23 ~ 5.28
      • Number of Participants : 20,345
      • Note : A week long event celebrating the successful hosting of the 2010 Youth Forum for the 2nd World Conference on Arts Education