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.