Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago is a 501(c)3, community-based cultural and educational organization. Primarily serving Chicago and the surrounding region, they are dedicated to developing and promoting traditional Korean cultural and performing arts. To meet its mission, the Korean Performing Arts Institute presents an array of programming, including classes for youth, workshops, educational presentations, and concert productions that highlight the traditional Korean percussion form of pungmul. Korean Performing Arts Institute is committed to presenting high-quality work and invests in ensuring that instruction and performances are provided by highly skilled and trained master artists. In addition to preserving the traditional aspects of pungmul, the organization also drives collaborative projects with a diverse range of artistic disciplines in order to expand the creative domain of pungmul, raise awareness for the Korean traditional arts, and to foster collaboration between different communities.