Rainbow Bridge Project
The Rainbow Bridge Project, which aims to contribute to the dissemination of cultural diversity, supports culture and arts activities and cultural exchanges so that people from various cultures can demonstrate their cultural capacities as the main agents of culture and share with the local communities.
The Rainbow Bridge Project began with the Project to Create the Cultural Environment for a Multicultural Society which was implemented in 2009 as a way to promote and stimulate mutual exchange and communication between cultures before ratifying the Convention on Cultural Diversity. After the Convention was ratified, it expanded its target, aim, and method and was launched as a pilot project in 2012 in six regions: Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Jeollanamd-do. Twelve regions were included in 2013 and 17 cultural foundations all over the country led over 100 distinct projects related to cultural diversity by using the unique local cultural resources of each region.
The project targeted marriage migrants, migrant laborers, and multicultural families in 2013, and extended to focus on cultural diversity in Korea such as local cultures, generations, the disabled, and the sexual minority in 2014. It has since been expanded even further to target all people in Korea.