Conference report: UK-Korea Creative Industries Forum

Korean Minister of Culture Kim Jongdeok with Culture Secretary John Whittingdale
Korean Minister of Culture Kim Jongdeok with Culture Secretary John Whittingdale (photo: UK Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has recently posted a brief round-up of the Creative Industries Forum held at the BFI earlier this month.

The conference provided the opportunity for Korean Minister of Culture Kim Jongdeok and Culture Secretary John Whittingdale to sign a joint statement in which “Both sides agreed to continue to promote bilateral public-private cooperation so that joint projects in the video games, VFX and other creative sectors, as well as in the fields of film, broadcasting, fashion, crafts and arts in which the five agreements were signed today, can be further developed and implemented.”

The full text of the joint statement can be downloaded here.

The various memoranda of understanding which were signed were as follows:

Korean bodyUK bodyDownload
Arts Council KoreaArts Council England, British CouncilMoU
Korea Media Rating BoardBritish Board of Film ClassificationMoU
Korea Independent Productions Association of the Republic of KoreaProducers Alliance for Cinema and TelevisionMoU
Korea Craft + Design FoundationCrafts Council (UK)Agreement
Council of Fashion Designers of KoreaBritish Fashion CouncilMoU

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