This study surveyes the degree of recognition of industrial crafts in Korea. The period of time for this survey was from October 10, 1998 to November 15, 1998. The 234 people over than twenty-ycar-olds working men and women, including students, bussinessmen, teachers and customers answered Q& A paper. The survey investigated 50 questions. The questions are put under the titles of: ①general , ② the design of industrial crafts in Korea,
③ the quality of industrial crafts in Korea, ④ the price of industrial craft s in Korea , ⑤ the information activity about industrial craft s in Korea, ⑥ the distribution process of industrial crafts in Korea, ⑦ the process of the manufacture of industri al crafts in Korea , ⑧ the recogniti on of the differences between the industrial products and craft arts in Korea, ⑨ the comparison with forign countri es' craft arts, ⑩ the perspecti ve of industr ial crafts in Korea. The study rev iews the development al process of industrial craft paradigm with emphasis on systems of market, advertisement, and database of cra ft design in Korea. This paper co ncludes by discu ssin g the futu re role of Korean artist ic cra fts with cultura l ident ity designed and
marketed by the organizations of artists, industries, and government, It see ks to demonstrate that the gove rnment, the educational system, artists, and soc iety need to cooperate closely to promote the futur e craft art in Korea. The producin g crea tive fun cti on al art would he the only way to surv ive and enha nce eco nomic well- beings of their country or company from now on. Competitive ness of each country and company would ask more originality and creativity in design than before. Afte r the new Korean government has decid ed to promote the knowl ed ge and cultura l indu stri es for the 2 1C, indu str ial craf t art businesses have begun to attrac t att cn tion from Korean soc iety. But each areas do not know how to coo perate one another. This paper sugges ts that it is urgent to find a way in which all cooperation of Korean craft areas focuses and processes the long term of developmental cyc le. Under the plan of long term developin g cyc le with cooperation. support system by government, and new cultiva ting design will contribute to developing the industrial craft art in Korea.