RIYADH: The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts has signed a cooperation agreement with the Performance Arts School at the Korea National University of Arts.
The agreement is aimed at enhancing cooperation in the field of performing arts and enriching traditional arts through initiatives that focus on developing educational programs and establishing an exchange program for students and faculty members between the two institutions.
The agreement will also help boost cooperation in the field of research and studies.
The deal contributes to encouraging national talents, entrepreneurs, artists, craftspeople and those with a passion for traditional arts in both countries by providing incentives for them to continue their work and acquainting the public with them.
Visual arts form a vital part of the Kingdom’s heritage. It includes traditional performing arts such as dance and folk music from the various regions of the Kingdom.
In February, the institute and Diriyah Gate Development Authority signed an agreement for strategic cooperation in a number of projects and initiatives, the authority said.
The agreement included plans for projects related to education and training in fields such as the protection of heritage sites, and documentation of tangible and intangible heritage sites.