Korean Arts and Culture International Exchange Fund

Purpose

  • To develop Korean arts at the international level by supporting international arts and culture exchanges in the private sector including co-creation/production, research, and inviting artists and arts professionals from abroad.
  • To provide diverse opportunities for international exchanges by developing creative platforms overseas such as festivals to provide exposure for individual artists.

Eligibility

Arts organization or artists in literature, visual arts, theater and dance, music, and traditional arts

Only Korean passport holders 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.

Projects

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Type Description
Non-ARKO Partnership projects Projects that invite artists or arts professionals from abroad
  • If you are inviting artists or arts organizations from abroad to an international arts and cultural exchange project which is going to take place in Korea

    This could include performances, exhibitions, festivals, biennales, events, seminars, workshops, preparation research before project kick-off etc.

  • If you have been invited to an international arts and cultural exchange project which is going to take place overseas

    This could include performances, exhibitions, festivals, biennales, events, seminars, workshops, preparation research before project kick-off etc.

  • If you are planning to participate in an international network event or a global skills development event including international conferences or summits
International co-creation/production
  • If you are preparing to showcase a project in partnership with non-Korean artists or arts organizations either in Korea or abroad

    This could include performances, exhibitions, festivals, biennales, events, seminars, workshops, preparation research before project kick-off etc.

  • International network and global skills development events including international conferences or summits
ARKO Partnership Projects (Traditional arts) European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s International Folk Music Festival

Korean traditional arts performance or music will be introduced across Europe by EBU in partnership with KBS

  • Partner organization: EBU
  • Dates and venue: To be confirmed
  • Eligible applicants: Project managers, artists, or arts organization
La Maison des Cultures du Monde’s Festival de l'imaginaire

The selected musicians will get support to participate in Festival de l'imaginaire organized by La Maison des Cultures du Monde

  • Participants: A group of Korean traditional musicians (Not fusion or world music)
  • Partner organization: La Maison des Cultures du Monde
  • Period: To be confirmed
  • Venue: L'opéra de Rennes, La Maison des Cultures du Monde and so on (To be confirmed)
  • Eligible applicants: Project managers, artists, or arts organizations

Non-ARKO Partnership Projects are international exchange projects not initiated by ARKO but by applicants.

ARKO Partnership Projects are EBU’s International Folk Music Festival and La Maison des Cultures du Monde’s Festival de l'imaginaire, partnerships initiated by ARKO. For non-Korean arts and cultural organizations who want to collaborate with ARKO for ARKO Partnership Projects, please get in touch with our International Exchange Department at exchange@arko.or.kr.

What we support

Expenses for international exchange projects

Details of subsidy

Projects that invite artists or arts professionals from abroad
  • Size of grant
    Up to KRW 40 million
  • items
    Flights (freight), accommodation, marketing and promotion, professional personnel fee, venue rental costs, equipment rental costs, translation/interpretation fees, or/and local travel costs
Co-creation/production projects
  • Size of grant
    Up to KRW 60 million
  • items
    Flights (freight), accommodation, marketing and promotion, professional personnel fee, venue rental costs, equipment rental costs, translation/interpretation fees, production costs, participation fee, or/and local travel 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).
  • This grant cannot be spent for the running costs of the organizing body such as staff payroll or facilities operation costs.

Timelines

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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 (http://ncas.or.kr)

Required Documents

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

Contact our International Exchange Department

  • Literature +82-61-900-2211
  • Visual arts +82-61-900-2215/2218
  • Theater +82-61-900-2214
  • Dance +82-61-900-2212
  • Music +82-61-900-2216
  • Traditional arts +82-61-900-2213