Jeonju City has been promoting
Intangible Cultural Heritage practices
domestically and internationally.
The citizens of Jeonju are fully aware of the significance in Intangible Cultural Heritage and its need for safeguarding. In particular, they have long recognized and emphasized its power as a resource for enhancing the social, economic, environmental, cultural conditions, as well as tending to the aspirations of all the people living in the global community.
The purpose of the Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage is to encourage the model safeguarding practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the global community regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, age, gender, or any other political, social, economic or cultural orientation. The model safeguarding practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage shall include any effective method or approach.
The awards are open to Living Human Treasurers (practitioners), groups, communities, administrators, researchers, NGOs and those who have made substantial contributions for promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage.