Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation is the first public cultural foundation in Korea established by a local government. Since the establishment of Culture and Art Education team within the foundation in 2019, a number of activities have been promoted to spread the value of cultural diversity in the culture and art education programs. In 2021, the team produced a ｢Guide book for Better Culture and Art Education｣, which presented step-by-step guidelines for planners, mediators, and artists participating in the culture and art education programs to realize the value of cultural diversity throughout the entire process in planning, creation, execution, promotion, and presentation. In order to spread the value of cultural diversity among the general public and artists, the Culture and Art Education team also produced an educational video called <DIA project, ‘A Tale of O’>. It is a six-minute-long animated video on YouTube, and is based on an original book from overseas with the message that the majority and the minority should coexist. In 2020, a ‘3D Tactile Map’ was produced as a part of a planning project under the theme of cultural diversity. A tactile map is a sculpture that provide spatial information to the visually impaired. While it offers spatial experience for disabled individuals, the tactile map provides an opportunity for non-disabled individuals to understand others. This project was carried out through several discussions of artists, planners, and researchers who are visually impaired. The tactile maps are currently installed in Pyeonghwa square at Gyeonggi provincial government northern office as well as the entrance of Imjingak Pyeonghwa Nuri Park. As the world's first barrier-free guide maps in public facilities, they promote understanding between the disabled and non-disabled people, and contribute to the spread of cultural diversity.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The purpose of ｢A guidebook for Better Culture and Art Education｣ was to respond to the civil conflict (hate, discrimination, anxiety, and polarization) that has worsen after COVID-19. The guidebook presented guidelines throughout the entire process in planning, creation, execution, promotion, and presentation of the culture and art education program. In 2020, 12 expert workshops and 14 interviews with the people in the fields of art and culture were carried out to produce the guidebook. In 2021, two workshops were conducted with the selected organizations for the culture and art education project of Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, as well as activists in the culture and art education field. The results from the workshops and the case studies were reflected to enhance the guidebook. Moreover, a 3-minute-long introductory video about the guidebook is uploaded on YouTube to improve user accessibility, and the final version of the guidebook is distributed to over 260 cultural and arts education-related institutions and organizations across the country. The original copy of the guidebook is posted on the Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation website for anyone to use. Further, the educational video <DIA project, ‘A Tale of O’> is on YouTube and has about 14,000 views. The production and installation process of the tactile maps was also created as a video and posted on YouTube, where interviews with artists, planners, and researchers who are visually impaired can be watched. In addition, there were three cultural diversity projects from 2019 to 2022. These projects were executed through training, workshops, content production, and exhibitions as a culture and arts education project.