ICHCAP’s Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI) Program, a representative program among Korea’s cultural official development assistance programs, is offering five months’ residency (July to November 2017) to selected participants.

The main objective of the program is to enhance international exchange in the ICH field by inviting young professionals from the Asia-Pacific region. The participants have an opportunity to build their skills in ICH safeguarding by participating in a variety of detailed projects—individual research, ICHCAP project participation, field trips, and an expert workshop.  


The CPI Program welcomes applications from promising young professionals of the Asia-Pacific region who have at least three years’ working experience in the ICH field (or another relevant cultural field). ICHCAP will select four participants, and they will be provided financial support and accommodations. Additional program expenses covered include a Korean language course (200 hours) and a number of cultural field trips.

All CPI participants will be required to submit an individual research report related to ICH and to participate in ICH expert workshops and ICH field visits. To ensure that the right participants are selected for the program, applicants should submit a research proposal and an application letter demonstrating their ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialization in the ICH field and showing a commitment to ICH safeguarding.

The program is under the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the CPI Secretariat (the Arts Council Korea).

– Applications can be submitted by e-mail at cpiichcap@gmail.com
– The deadline for applications is 30th May 2017, 18:00 (Korean Standard Time)