Arts and culture or the world “culture” alone ultimately refer to people’s way of lives, which has accumulated over years and is exhibited in both abstract and concrete forms. Members (humans) in that particular community collaborate to adopt, apply and pass it on. While the concrete objects can be visually appreciated such as architecture, performing art, and handicrafts, those being abstract in their nature communicate their sentimental and spiritual value such as belief, knowledge, thought and wisdom.
Arts and culture or culture (either will suffice) derive itself from the relationship between humans and nature, humans and humans and society, and humans and supernatural beings. Establishment of such a relationship gives birth to the social structure which serves as a factor of sustainability and identity. Therefore, it is stated that “arts and culture is a breath of the society, a fortress guarding the nation and, thereby, preserving arts and culture is unmistakably the way to preserve the nation.”
Given the elaborated utmost importance of arts and culture, Walailak Abode of Culture of Walailak University has continuedly and actively undertaken a mission of “preserving arts and culture”, officially enshrined as one of the four missions of Walailak University for stability of Thai arts and culture. That is because if Thai arts and culture sustain, so will the Thai nation.
In the Act of Walailak University There is a concept in establishing that “It is a university that aims to develop the economy along with culture. by providing cultural education education to maintain and inherit the identity and customary and cultural heritage And the creation of society, nation and country, therefore, an agency for the preservation of arts and culture was established, starting with a committee for the preservation of arts and culture in 1998. Later in 1999, it was changed to "Cultural Ashram Project", on April 1, 2010, there was a resolution of Walailak University Council. to have an official agency for the maintenance of arts and culture "Walailak Cultural Ashram" and on May 14, 2022, the resolution of the Walailak University Council No. 5/2565 resolved to change the name of the unit from “Walailak Cultural Ashram” is a “Cultural and Sports Promotion Center” with the integration of sports science missions, divided into 4 sections:
(1) General Administration and Administration
(2) Arts and Culture Preservation Department
(3) Sports Science and Health Department
(4) Teaching and Service Support Department