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CJ Cultural

The CJ Cultural Foundation
realizes the dreams of young creators
and creates a new future
for the cultural industry.

About Us


CJ Cultural Foundation's support program
to realize the dream of young creators


Support program for musicians

The program facilitates fledgling musicians to build a presence on the music market. Musicians who are selected in the annual open call will be provided with institutional support, including record production, promotion, marketing, mentorship from experienced musicians who are recognized in their field, joint and solo concerts, and referrals to record labels.


Support program for performing arts

STAGE UP supports the creation and development of emerging and established creators of theatrical performances such as stage plays and musicals, while also offering venues for theater companies, actors and staff. It provides institutional support to artists to create performing arts for all generations to enjoy and to make inroads into international markets, contributing to the creation of a healthy performing arts ecosystem.


Support program for storytellers

The program seeks to discover gifted, early-career storytellers who are likely to reshape the future of Korean films, providing them with institutional support to help bring new ideas and inspired visions to diverse audiences.
The grantees will not only be given financial subsidies, but also professional coaching, such as mentorship and expert monitoring of their treatments and scenarios.

CJ Music

Scholarship program
for music students studying overseas

The CJ Music Scholarship is the first contemporary music scholarship program in Korea that supports music students studying in world-renowned music colleges, with the aim of fostering talent to lead development of the contemporary music industry.

Chinese Korean
Film Festival

Support program
for young film professionals

To help early-career Korean film practitioners venture into the Chinese film market, CHINESE KOREAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL has been hosted every year since 2014 in cooperation with the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Beijing

Music Concours

Korea’s only popular music concours

YOO JAE HA MUSIC CONCOURS is Korea’s only popular music competition designed to discover talented young singer-songwriters. Over the last two decades, it has emerged as one of the most celebrated music competitions in Korea, finding hidden gems that have now become some of Korea’s most prominent artists, such as Yoo Hee-yeol, Cho Gyu-chan, Kim Yeon-wu, Jeong Ji-chan and Sweet Sorrow.