2024 Policy Implementation Plan of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Establishing South Korea as a leading global cultural powerhouse
with K-culture,and fostering citizens' happiness through cultural engagement

Reduce culture & leisure cost burden for households with tight budgets
  • Reducing culture & leisure costs for people
    • ‘Youth Culture and Arts Pass’ created for citizens aged 19 or lower (160,000 people )
    • Worker vacation support (150,000 people), accommodation coupon (KRW 450,000), Month of Travel (twice a year)
    • Expanding certified facilities to provide an incentive to exercise
  • Three kinds of tickets and vouchers for leisure spending for socially disadvantaged groups
    • Integrated culture tickets (KRW 130,000 a year)
    • Sports lecture tickets (children and youths: KRW 100,000, persons with disabilities: KRW 110,000 a month)
    • Customized travel support for people with limited travel opportunities
  • Support for creators and small-scale businesses
    • Low-interest rate loans for artists
    • Broadening the scope for waiving copyright registration fees
    • Strengthening financial assistance for tourism and sports companies
Content, tourism, and sports industries promote a dynamic economy.
  • K-content, a leader in the global market
    • Cultivating game, video, cartoon, and webtoon content
    • Providing financial support worth KRW 1.74 trillion
    • Supporting penetration of overseas content market through overseas business centers (25 locations)
  • Twenty million foreign visitor project
    • Culture & tourism convergence festivals
    • Bike and walking travel across the nation
    • Increasing convenience for foreign tourists, ‘2024 Visit Korea Year’ K-tourism Roadshow (25 cities)
  • Growing the sports industry by promoting citizens’ daily sports activities
    • Fostering sports club environment in villages
    • Supporting sports activities through lifecycle (children, youth, elderly)
    • Nurturing sports talents and professional athletes
Laying a framework for the new global culture strategy of K-culture
  • Arts, the driving force of new K-culture
    • Supporting the overseas introduction of K-art performances, fine arts, handicrafts, and literature
    • Collecting repertoires of outstanding artworks, and multi-year support by phase
    • Expanding indirect support for creative space, promotion, and marketing activities
  • K-culture project for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics
    • Breakdance performance (May), national arts organization performances (June through September)
    • Korean artworks exhibition (July), Korean handicrafts showcase (September)
    • Hallyu fair (September), culture and tourism promotion using Korea House
  • Strengthening strategic cultural exchange and cooperation
    • Reorganizing cultural exchange support departments
    • Conducting “Year of Cultural Exchanges” with Canada and Italy
    • Bolstering Korean cultural centers overseas, including the New York Korea Center
Addressing social issues, such as regional extinction and isolation through culture
  • Building regional and local culture resilience
    • Korean cultural city, Local 100
    • Supporting performances and exhibitions in regions and holding traveling exhibitions of the National Museum of Korea and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
    • Promoting regional arts organizations
  • Special culture and tourism assistance to areas where the population is declining
    • Holding on-site culture, arts, and sports events
    • Creating small-scale tourism complexes
    • Providing preferential support for tourism businesses, expanding areas eligible for the digital tourism residence card
  • Humanities culture to solve social issues
    • Easing sense of isolation and loneliness by providing cultural service to culturally disadvantaged groups
    • Increasing resilience through humanities promotion
    • Conducting ‘Respect for Life’ culture campaign together with religious organizations
Preparing for a new future based on fairness and innovation along with youths
  • Preemptive response to AI and digital technology
    • Improving systems related to generative AI
    • AI-based content and technology
    • Arts and technology convergence through Arts Korea Lab
  • Increasing opportunities for youths to initiate or participate in cultural activities
    • Increasing youth interns and youth members of national arts organizations
    • Expanding opportunities for youths to participate in policy
  • Fostering youth participation in policy-making
    • Introducing responsible reviewers in cultural arts content projects
    • Guaranteeing activities of artists and athletes with disabilities
    • Cultivating a fair environment for culture, sports, and tourism