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Regional Culture and Arts Education Revitalization Research -Focusing on Support Project for Artist in School Program in Gyeongnam

  • 인문논총
  • 2011, 27(), pp.201-244
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

김종원 1

1경남대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The Culture and Arts Education Support Act of 2005 was created to enhance the quality of life and to develop and advance culture for the people of South Korea. Through programs such as the 'Support Project for Artist in School Program' there has been rapid growth and exposer of culture and arts education throughout the country. However, to fully assess the effects of these programs there was a need to analyze and evaluate the current state of the selected culture and arts educators and the methods of their placement. Research found that there were higher amounts of government support for culture and arts from the surrounding areas, near and around Seoul, than of other regions across South Korea. In turn the Seoul area(s) have become the centrum for artists and potential culture and arts educators, leaving other regions across the nation with an already dwindled local talent pool. Three major contributing issues were found. First, there was not an established identity for the local culture and arts education, and the lack of knowledge about contents specific to that local region. Second, support designated for the local talent pool of culture and arts educators were not being actualized. In many cases, the 'Support Projects,' created for local regions were not being benefited by the designated local talent pool, rather by other culture and arts educators from other region talent pools. This was further complicated when selecting educators from the talent pools because of conflicting interests from the national and local support funds. Third, the existing budget for the projects were further burdened by subsidizing travel expenses for culture and arts educators from different regions to work in other regions, as well as issues related to long distance and travel times, and fatigue from traveling. To resolve the existing problems, specific to issues found in this research within the area of culture and arts education, a new system needs to be created. The proposed system targets and nurtures local culture and arts education professionals and creates a human resource system from the local talent pools. The system is comprised of four policy based platforms. First, the establishment of culture and arts education ordinances specific to the needs of its local region. Second, to realize the creation of a 'local' education association, in accordance with the 'Culture and Arts Education Support Act of 2005', which insured that such an association would be created for each region in the country. Third, to secure funds at the local level to ensure the viability of the proposed system. Fourth, the establishment of a collaborative network between organizations such as, regional government, regional ministry of education, local culture and art education support center, and regional cultural organizations and facilities.

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