ARKO International arts development Fund


To promote Korean performing arts internationally by supporting exceptional Korean performers invited to participate in events across the world


Performances that meet the eligibilities below and invited from abroad in 2019

  • Performances selected as PAMS Choice between 2005 and 2018
  • New Performances created with support from ARKO Selection between 2008 and 2018
  • Performances invited by international festivals which features Korea as a guest country

Only organizations based in Korea can apply for funding. If you are working on a project in partnership with a Korean partner or organization, your Korean partner must be the one to apply for funding.

What we support

Expenses incurred while participating in the festival or event held outside Korea

Details of subsidy

  • Amount : Up to KRW 50 million
  • Items : Return flights (once a year and only for international travel, not in-country travel), freight, marketing and promotion, production costs
  • At least ten per cent of the total expenses should be paid by the applicant(s).
  • Costs for visa, invitation letter, travel insurance and so on should be paid by the applicant(s).


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On-time open call Late open call
Program lifetime 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 1 May 2019 – 31 December 2019
Application open 1–24 October 2018 (Close at 18:00 on 24 October) 4–22 March 2019
Selection November to December 2018 April 2019
Result announcement From December 2018 April to May 2019
Program implementation From January 2019 May to December 2019

How to Apply

Online via National Culture and Arts Support System (

Required Documents

  • 1) Application form for the program
  • 2) Documents for reference (e.g, contract, invitation letter, etc.)

Contact our International Exchange Department

  • Theater +82-61-900-2214
  • Dance +82-61-900-2212
  • Music +82-61-900-2216
  • Traditional arts +82-61-900-2213