Art activities, on the other hand, must be well supported by the South Korean government to promote culture and nurture artistic ideas. These are considered to be a reflection of the lives and culture that South Koreans practice. In addition to this, the assistance that the government will be offering may also serve as ways of protecting the culture of the nation and through this support, the culture of the country can be saved from the technological advancements that are visible in every generation.
Furthermore, this would work through the practice and application of culture that has been passed from past generations, to people’s daily lives. By strengthening the cultural policies implemented by the government, it is possible to achieve the support needed for the preservation of South Korean arts and culture. The funding and organization of more cultural activities and events helps to facilitate the promotion and preservation of culture, both inside the country and among the Diaspora communities outside of the country.
This paper will argue that in an ever-changing world it is essential that the South Korean government continues to support its cultural and creative industries in order to protect the Korean cultural identity for future generations. In addition to this, such government assistance not only enriches the cultural and art sectors of the country, but also paves the way for introducing and promoting South Korean culture abroad.
Moreover, this paper holds the notion that spending a part of the national budget on the support of cultural activities and the arts is an essential part of government expenditure as its outcomes are meaningful. Hence, the arguments of this composition are set to provide a better understanding as to why a government must support its country’s cultural and art activities with specific reference to South Korean culture. Government Support for Culture and the Arts: Idea and Infrastructure
1. Preamble The purpose of this essay is to reflect on the role of culture and the arts and to identify the reasons why the South Korean government should support its cultural and artistic programs and activities. It will present an analysis of the various arguments on how the culture and arts of a country contribute to its citizenry’s quality of life and therefore are deserving of governmental support. 2. Why should the government be supportive of its nation’s culture and arts?
This is the question that this paper will answer and in the process relate to the cultural policy of the government. It is considered best at this point to begin by defining what is being referred to as “culture” and the “arts”. “Culture” was once defined in the Declaration of Mondiacult (The World Conference on Cultural Policies organized by UNESCO in 1982 in Mexico City) as “the whole complex of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features that characterizes a society or social group.
It includes not only the arts, but also modes of life, the fundamental rights of human beings, value systems, traditions and beliefs” (UNESCO 1982). Culture is a concept that contrasts nature. It is how human beings live as anthropology defines culture as “a way of living”. (Tae, B. Hung-Ha, 1958) Culture may not be directly felt as a direct solution to social problems but can very well be the source of a solution to problems in a society (Life in Korea, 2001).