Value: This project supports artisans, fosters community exchange, and promotes cultural content development. Importance: Initiatives like the development of a website for stone sculptor and the production of YouTube videos for Gugak Masters help preserve and disse
Value: This project provides valuable educational opportunities for cultural workers, helping them improve their skills and knowledge. Importance: The Silk Road Region Cultural Festival Training Programs and training for Hallyu (K-Wave) serve as platforms for
Value: This project aims to showcase the rich diversity of cultural performance groups from around the world. It promotes cultural understanding and appreciation through public events. Importance: The World Ethnic Performing Arts Festival (WEPAF) in 2025 enhance
Culture Masters, Inc. is dedicated to promoting and developing cultural content for cultural artisans and communities. We produce engaging and informative videos that showcase the work and talents of artisans, which are shared on YouTube and featured on dedicated pages on our website. Our website design and hosting services, hosted on our server, provide artisans with an online platform to promote their work. Leveraging digital media and technology, we strive to enhance the visibility and reach of cultural artisans, enabling them to showcase their unique traditions and heritage to a wider audience. Our commitment to supporting and empowering cultural communities through our digital initiatives fosters cultural exchange and appreciation on a global scale.
In 2023, Culture Masters launched a program to honor master artisans with Culture Master designations. Criteria for such designation include a long career in a traditional art, a strong commitment to passing on traditions to younger generations, and insufficient recognition despite their outstanding work
Our inaugural designation program is for gugak masters. Gugak literally translates to “national music,” but contextually it usually refers to traditional Korean music. However, designating the title Gugak Master isn’t limited to Korean masters. Instead, Culture Masters is using a larger context by applying the Gugak title to all traditional national music.
Our organization takes pride in partnering with international experts to offer a wide array of training and preservation courses specifically designed to enhance the capacity of cultural communities. These courses provide valuable knowledge and skills that enable cultural practitioners to safeguard and promote their unique traditions and heritage effectively. Our offerings include workshops on traditional crafts, artistic techniques, and training programs on cultural management and preservation practices. By empowering cultural communities with the necessary tools and resources, we aim to sustain and showcase their rich cultural legacies. Our collaborative efforts contribute to strengthening the capacity of cultural communities worldwide, fostering greater appreciation and understanding of their art and culture on a global stage.