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Government Ramps Up Efforts to Protect Artists

Government Ramps Up Efforts to Protect Artists

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has revealed plans to ensure workers’ rights and improve working conditions in the art industry. During a press conference on Monday, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced it will pass legislation requiring standard form contracts between artists and art galleries, and make sure that [...]

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will introduce measures to make it more difficult for those guilty of sexual assault to obtain public jobs in the arts sector and cut funding for those suspected of sexual violence. Monitoring efforts will be increased for public servants in the arts sector [...]

Ministry of Culture to Build Arts & Culture Schools for Seniors

Ministry of Culture to Build Arts & Culture Schools for Seniors

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new initiative from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will result in the construction of a number of arts and culture schools for seniors. The culture ministry announced the comprehensive plan for arts and culture education on Thursday, which will see new educational institutions for senior citizens built [...]

Korean Food Promotion Center Opens to Foreign Visitors

Korean Food Promotion Center Opens to Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) - South Korea opened a Korean food information center to showcase Korean cuisine and food culture and promote culinary tourism among foreign travelers, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday. The “K-Style Hub” opened in the previous headquarters of the state-run Korea Tourism Organization in downtown Seoul. The KTO relocated to Wonju, [...]

Standard Contract Will Protect Writers’ Rights

Standard Contract Will Protect Writers’ Rights

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) - A standard contract designed to protect the rights and interests of movie screen writers has been developed with cooperation from the government, promising positive changes in the advancement of writers’ rights. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism revised the standard contract drafted by the Korean Film Commission in [...]