Conference report: UK-Korea Creative Industries Forum

by Philip Gowman on 25 March, 2016 updated 25 March, 2018

in Conference reports | Event reports and reviews

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 body UK body Download
Arts Council Korea Arts Council England, British Council MoU
Korea Media Rating Board British Board of Film Classification MoU
Korea Independent Productions Association of the Republic of Korea Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television MoU
Korea Craft + Design Foundation Crafts Council (UK) Agreement
Council of Fashion Designers of Korea British Fashion Council MoU

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