The global village we are living in now is composed of about 240 countries with over 7 billion populations. South Korea takes up 0.67% of the world population and the land area of South Korean takes 107th place in the world.
Although South Korea was once the poorest country in the world, it became one of the top 10 economic powers only in half a century. As the birthplace of main industries such as Gumi Industrial Complex and Pohang Iron & Steel, Gyeongsangbuk-do has been a driving force for the developing South Korea into an industrial power.
With its beautiful nature including clean East Coast, Sobaek Mountains, and Yeongnam’s Nakdonggang River, Gyeongsangbuk-do has been the mecca of Gaya culture, Silla culture, and Confucian culture and the root of 4 great spirits including Seonbi spirit, Hwarang spirit, patriotic spirit, and new village spirit. Now, Gyeongsangbuk-do seeks to become a driving force for ‘South Korea as Cultural Power’ based on its background of cultivating glorious history and industrial power.
The newly established Gyeongbuk Arts & Cultural Foundation promises to become a main force in developing South Korea as a cultural power. Gyeongbuk Arts & Cultural Foundation also promises to establish culture and arts ecosystem in harmony with traditional culture and the Korean Wave to enhance the prides of cultural artists and to serve as the light and salt for reviving the renaissance on culture and arts.
Thank you for your continuous interests and supports.
Representative Director of Gyeongbuk Arts & Cultural Foundation, Hee Bum Lee