Private Research Organizations
Daegu Foundation for Culture
- Quaterly dae mu:n
- The Daegu Foundation for Culture supports the publication of music journals, the organization of seminars, and researches on new educational programs in arts and culture conducted by societies and other groups. The foundation publishes dae mu:n, a quarterly journal covering diverse discourses on arts.
Daegu Branch of the Federation of Artistic and Cultural Organizations of Korea
The Daegu Branch of the Federation of Artistic and Cultural Organizations of Korea (FACO) has held the Daegu Art Forum since 2014 in order to examine the current status of arts and culture in the city, improve the quality of arts, and seek policy direction. Organized by the R&D Committee of the FACO’s Daegu Branch three times a year, the forum addresses current issues and future agendas of local arts and culture. It has been held under the following topics: the development of photographic arts in Daegu; directions for fostering the Daegu Culture Street; reexamination and vitalization of Daegu’s festival culture; and roles and strategies for its successful positioning as a 2017 Culture City of East Asia
Society for Korean Music Philology
The Society for Korean Music Philology (http://oldversion.newnonmun.com)is a private organization established in 2008 to study Korean musicology, consisting of 19 regular members and 120 provisional members. It conducts research on the history of Daegu music and musicians including Park Tae-won who established the first city choir in Korea, and publishes the Journal of the Society for Korean Music Philology each year. Notably, the society investigated the fact that Korea’s first piano arrived at Samunjin Port in Daegu and made a presentation on it at the International Humanities Forum organized by Russia’s Bashkir State University in January 2017.