For Children and Youth

KACES provides children and youth with opportunities to discover the joy of participating in arts activities, to help build emotional intelligence, and to cultivate creativity.

  • Teaching Artists in School
    KACES supports activities for arts and culture education by visiting or placing teaching artists in 8,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in 17 cities and provinces across the Republic of Korea. The goal of this program is to create an educational environment where children and adolescents are free to develop their artistic and creative capabilities and build character by experiencing the arts.
  • Arts-Flower Seeds School
    KACES supports students who attend small schools in areas where local residents may not have adequate exposure to the arts, such as agricultural, mountainous, and fishing villages, so that local residents can fully enjoy such educational programs. As the name suggests, these schools will later play the roles of main, local schools that will grow with the local community.

    *Arts-Flower Sprout School: After the Arts-Flower Seeds Schools support is finished, the schools are supported in conjunction with private funds to help them blossom to their full potential as flowers.
  • Orchestra of Dreams – El Sistema Korea
    Inspired by the educational philosophy of the "El Sistema" program, the Orchestra of Dream provides an opportunity to be trained in an orchestra, which promotes mutual learning and cooperation. By introducing participants to the arts, this program produces well-rounded individuals who love music.
  • Arts and Culture Education for Early Childhood
    For children ages 3-5, KACES provides high quality arts and cultural educational opportunities through kindergartens and day cares.
    KACES supports arts related institutions in developing arts and cultural education programs for children and aims to provide young learners in all regions with access to these opportunities.
  • Imagination in Full Bloom-Arts and Culture Program
    Through specialized arts and culture education programs, KACES provides examinees who just have recently completed their college entrance exams with opportunities to find new possibilities for their future, alleviating any stress concerning their careers, entering college, or finding their place in society.

For Citizen and Community

A variety of programs are available for youth, middle-aged individuals, and the elderly, utilizing arts and culture education to benefit their everyday lives.

  • Arts and Culture Education for Welfare Centers
    By offering artistic activities with teaching artists at welfare centers across the country, KACES provides opportunities for children, seniors, and the disabled to learn about and enjoy the arts, as well as partake in meaningful experiences.
  • Cross-Functional Cooperation with Other Institutions
    Through cooperation with various related institutions, KACES operates arts and culture education programs that consider the unique characteristics and environments of participants in creating a new operational network for arts and culture education.

    * Applicants: military units, correctional facilities, juvenile detention schools, probation offices, working individuals, students in after school programs, out-of-school youth, local children's centers, North Korean defectors, wounded veterans, etc.
  • Cultural Precinct Station
    In cooperation with the National Police Agency, community security centers across the Republic of Korea encourage everyday forms of arts and culture education, expanding opportunities for people to enjoy arts and culture to the fullest.
  • Arts Healing Project
    Based on mental health consultations, KACES operates arts and culture healing programs in small groups, using art, music, theater, dance, and other integrated arts activities as therapeutic tools.
  • Kumdarak Saturday Cultural School
    Kumdarak Saturday Cultural School offers a variety of arts programs in cooperation with other related agencies to give families interesting activities to do on Saturdays. This project expands channels for communication within the family and among friends by providing a space where they can spend time together.
  • ArtE Bus - Moving Arts & Culture Education for Agriculture, Mountain, and Fishing Villages
    The ArtE Bus visits culturally marginalized areas of the country, such as agriculture and fishing villages, remote island, and mountain communities. Local residents are provided with opportunities to have fun and make wonderful memories on specially renovated art buses, trucks and ships, where they can enjoy various arts education programs.
  • Arts & Culture Education for Seniors
    Through local media centers, KACES provides seniors with a communicative platform where they can create media contents based on their daily lives, thus supporting them in building positive self-images and promoting mutual interactions
  • Arts Club Education
    By supporting consultation and satisfaction surveys on educational projects for arts clubs operated in local communities, KACES enhances the quality of arts clubs and encourages the public to voluntarily engage in arts and culture activities.
  • Culture & Arts Education for Working Individuals
    By planning and operating arts and culture education programs for working individuals, KACES aims to enhance the quality of individual culture and leisure by strengthening capacities to adapt to changing trends in work-life balance, thus establishing a foundation for further engagement in social activities.
  • Planning and Promotion of Arts & Culture Education Policies
    마. KACES explores various, multidimensional approaches in promoting arts and culture education, utilizing both online and offline platforms to enhance public awareness of arts culture education and advocate relevant policies.
  • “One Special Day” with Honorary Teachers
    One Special Day reaches out to well-known names in the field and invites them to give lectures to all members of society. Members of the community can gain a better understanding of arts and culture, and honorary teachers are able to give back to the community by sharing their own inspiring experiences and wisdom.
  • Arte Library
    Arte Library is a website that integrates knowledge and information on arts and culture education for public access. Various research materials, videos, and materials from cultural and artistic education centers in 17 cities and provinces across the Republic of Korea are compiled and provided here in a comprehensive manner.
    *Webpage : http://lib.arte.or.kr/
  • Arte365 Webzine
    자. KACES publishes a weekly webzine that explores issues and trends in arts and culture education and various opinions on related policies, while also creating a platform to promote and share discourse on arts and culture education.
    * Visit Our Webzine : www.arte365.kr

R&D and Professional Development

  • ArtE Academy - Training for Culture & Arts Education
    KACES plans and operates customized training programs by subjects and levels for those who specialize in arts and culture education, in order to strengthen their expertise and foster creative leaders and talents in the field.
  • Arts & Culture Education Instructor Certificate System (ACEI)
    “Culture & Arts Education Instructor Certificate System” is a national qualification system to foster arts & culture education experts that possess the necessary qualifications and expertise as instructors in the field. KACES strives to improve the quality of arts and culture education by granting certificates to professionals in the field who have been approved for their respective capacities as instructors.
  • Policy Research and Studies for Arts & Culture Education
    KACES conducts various research projects aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of arts and culture education policy projects and serves as the foundation for sustainable development. Through extensive research in the field, such as studies on the current status of arts and culture education, analysis of statistics and effects of arts & culture, KACES contributes to the establishment of direction and strategy of arts & culture education.
  • Research Service Projects
    KACES publishes a series of books on arts and culture education and produces infographics to enhance public awareness and to effectively communicate research results.
  • Arts & Culture Education Instructor Internship
    가. KACES provides on-the-field experiences to new arts and culture instructors at local cultural facilities through internships, to strengthen their practical skills.
  • Creative Arts Education Lab
    KACES creates a sustainable arts and culture education ecosystem by developing convergent contents in conjunction with local cultural resources and by fostering young artists and teaching artists who will lead arts and culture education programs specialized in each local region.
  • Foundation Establishment for Local Arts & Culture Education
    By establishing a support system for arts and culture education that reflects local characteristics, KACES promotes customized models for related programs and supports local residents to continuously participate in arts and culture education activities.
  • Change Up - Social and Economic Revitalization Support in Arts & Culture Education
    In order to create and promote an ecosystem for arts and culture education, KACES offers training courses that enhance the overall capacities of individuals and organizations who are engaged in the field and help them find the most suitable business models
  • Dreaming Arts Space - Supporting Specialized Spaces for Arts & Culture Education
    KACES fosters a regional hub for expanding arts and culture education throughout the entire course of one’s life, providing access to various programs by utilizing unused spaces in the local community and transforming them into specialized spaces for arts and culture education
  • Joint Development and Production of Arts & Culture Education Contents with EBS
    하. KACES and Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) jointly develop and produce arts and culture education content based on the expertise of both organizations and share them through broadcasts and on/off-line platforms, providing opportunities for everyone to easily access and enjoy arts education.
  • Life-Transforming Arts & Culture Education Support
    아. By planning and operating a customized arts and culture education business model, KACES provides citizens who are between the ages of 50 and 64 with opportunities to prepare for upcoming changes in the next stages of their lives and to introduce ways to engage more in arts and culture activities.
  • Application and Expansion of Arts & Culture Education Research - Research Service Projects
    마. In order to help both experts and the general public better understand the current status of and trends in arts and culture education, KACES supports the production of infographics and publication of books, while also sharing the major achievements of research and policy projects in the field.
    바. KACES also leads academic discussions by hosting forums and colloquiums to share social and cultural trends and research results, explore new policy agendas, and discuss policy directions in arts and culture education.