Third Meeting of the Culture Masters’ International Advisory Board

Third Meeting of the Culture Masters’ International Advisory Board

Third Meeting of the Culture Masters’ International Advisory Board

27/02 2024

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Third meeting of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Culture Masters was held online on 27 February 2024Culture Masters (www.culturemasters.orgis 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 experts in the field of cultural heritage from Australia, Botswana, BrazilBulgaria, Canada, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Third meeting was chaired by the representative of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies. Dr. Seong-Yong Park, CEO of the Culture Masters, presented brief report on follow up of the 2023 World Tea Culture Industry Conference and preparation of the World Ethnic Performing Arts Festival, which is tentatively planned to be organized in Incheon in 2024-2025. In addition, members of the IAB proposed to develop exchange programs and virtual exhibitions in the field of ICH. Under the next agenda item, members of the IAB examined the 7 candidatures for the Arirang Master title from India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey. Arirang 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 previous meetings of the IAB, total 8 candidates from the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam have been also selected as Arirang MastersNext, fourth meeting of the IAB was tentatively suggested to be held on 27th July2024.

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