The forthcoming autumn will witness Jeonju City serving as the venue for the 2024 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH). This distinguished international award ceremony was instituted to commend individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the preservation and promotion of intangible cultural heritage on a global scale.
The inaugural JIAPICH took place in 2019, and the imminent event represents its sixth iteration. The primary objective is to acknowledge the selfless contributions of individuals across all domains of intangible cultural heritage and stakeholder in the world’s heritage.
Founded on the basis of the Jeonju Declaration on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2017, this award recognizes individuals, organizations, local communities, experts, administrators, researchers, and NGOs that have demonstrated exemplary efforts in the protection of intangible cultural heritage. Irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, age, gender, or political, social, economic, and cultural orientations, this accolade encourages commendable activities in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage within the international community.
A total prize fund of 30,000 USD is allocated among 1 to 5 individuals or teams, with recipients in the year 2023 including the Rural Development Fund of Kyrgyzstan, Art for Refugees in Transition in the United States, and Woodfordia Inc. in Australia.
For all information regarding the award visit the website www.jiapich.org.