BUSAN, South Korea – Want to expose Korea to your native culture from back home? The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) has long encouraged the activities of foreign communities in Busan by supporting their events, now including financial support for expat-promoted cultural events with funding upwards of 500,000 won.
The goal is not only to offer opportunities for expats living in Busan to highlight their home culture, but also to allow the Busan citizenry to partake in a variety of foreign cultural activities as the city strives to expand its global presence.
In 2012, BFIA supported various events held by 24 foreign communities, such as the Busan International Women Association’s charity events, a traditional performance by Indonesian students and a Mongolian basketball competition. The stipulations for receiving funding are fairly straight forward.
The event should be non-profit cultural events which focus on your home culture.
Communities supported by BFIA should hold the event according to the submitted plan which should include event details.
BFIA also asks that after the event, organizers submit related photographs within one week.
Those seeking support for their event or activity should visit the Busan Life website at www.bfia.or.kr to enroll their community. Afterwards, download the request form, fill it out and email it back to email@example.com.
You can also download the application form here.
For any further inquiries, please call Ms. Clare Kim (051)668-7914 or contact through the e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently, BFIA is also looking for volunteer English teachers to teach underprivileged children here in Busan. For more info you can download this form or contact BFIA directly.