In cooperation with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant organizations at home and abroad, the Korea Foundation provides support to various arts and culture events hosted by Korean diplomatic missions abroad, thereby promoting cultural diplomacy and introducing Korean culture to the world.
The Foundation extends support to Korean diplomatic missions abroad for their organization of various cultural events featuring Korean artists active abroad in such fields as traditional and contemporary music, dance and arts. Under the program, the Foundation contributes to making the richness of Korean arts and culture widely known to the world, providing Korean artists abroad with an opportunity to appear on the international stage.
With the aim of strengthening public diplomacy through the promotion of Korean food culture around the globe, the Korea Foundation cooperates with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in providing support to a variety of food-related activities hosted by Korean diplomatic missions abroad. Such activities include Korean food tasting events, cooking classes and cooking competitions. In conjunction with events to introduce Korean cuisine, traditional cultural events are also organized to increase understanding of and interest in Korean culture.
To enhance international understanding of Korean culture and support the cultural diplomacy activities of Korean diplomatic missions, the Korea Foundation launched a program to support Korean film screenings hosted by Korean embassies and consulates in 2010. Under the program, the Foundation renders its support to overseas Korean diplomatic missions for organizing Korean film festivals or special screenings in connection with international film festivals in their host countries.
Korean diplomatic missions abroad