Second meeting of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Culture Masters Inc. was held online on 27 October 2023. Culture Masters () is a non-governmental organization in the Republic of Korea, with objectives to develop the innovative solutions for cultural initiatives, to promote the sustainable cultural development and to foster the next generation of culture leaders. International Advisory Board consists of leading experts in the field of cultural heritage from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Second meeting was chaired by the representative of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies. Dr. Seong-Yong Park, CEO of the Culture Masters Inc, presented brief report on preparation of the World Ethnic Performing Arts Festival (WEPAF), which is tentatively planned to be organized in Incheon in 2024-2025. Under the next agenda item, members of the IAB examined the 6 candidatures for the Gugak Master title, submitted by Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The Gugak Masters Designation project is aimed to promote the status of artists, artisans and cultural communities. Candidates who excel in skill and mastery, creativity and innovation, and education and mentorship are selected for the designation. All submitted nominees were unanimously approved. It was reminded that during first meeting of the IAB, two candidates from the Republic of Korea have been unanimously selected as Gugak Masters too. Further, members of the IAB were informed on outcomes of the 3rd Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Silk Roads Living Heritage Network (Shymkent/Kazakhstan, 23-24 October 2023) and upcoming 9th General Assembly of the Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (Kozhikode/Kerala/India, 10-14 November 2023). Next, third meeting of the IAB was tentatively suggested to be held online on 27th February 2024.