ARTS COUNCIL KOREA

International Exchange Program

International Arts Joint Fund

Purpose

To form a foundation to accelerate artistic and cultural exchanges between Korea and other countries by securing joint funds in partnership with arts councils from different countries

To establish a platform to develop Korean arts in the international level so that they can be enjoyed by audiences abroad

To create long-lasting relationships whereby artists from both countries can continue to exchange and collaborate

List of ARKO

Past Partnership Countries
  • (2020-2022) Netherlands

    (2020-2022) Netherlands
    Cooperation Institute DUTCH CULTURE, CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
    Collaboration Structure

    Utilize a platform for International Arts Joint Fund to expand and accelerate the cooperation relationship to exchange culture and arts between Korea and Netherlands through diverse exchanges △ between artists △ between two institutes of the two countries and △ the hosting of international symposium

    Enhance the cooperation of two countries through the establishment of a cooperation system for the culture and arts of ‘Inclusivity and/or Innovation’ between Korea and Netherlands

    Collaboration Structure
    2020 2020 2020
    MOU Conclusion Research Collaboration of Project in
    Major Performance Project in Progress
  • (2019-2021) Singapore

    (2019-2021) Singapore
    Cooperation Institute National Arts Council Singapore
    Collaboration Structure

    Discovered excellent cases of the exchange of culture and arts between two countries through the hosting institute for preliminary research

    Selected a general planner of each country (Korea-Facilitator /Singapore-Producer)

    Promoted a joint project by four sides of Art Councils and general planners of both countries and held an international arts symposium (online) in schedule

    Supported private arts exchange projects of both countries through the fund from each country

    Introduced a three-year collaboration structure through the procurement of a project operation method and a period to discuss the cooperation

    National Arts Council Singapore
    2019 2020 2020
    MOU Conclusion Research Collaboration of Project in
    Major Performance Project in Progress
  • (2018-2019) Denmark

    (2018-2019) Denmark
    Cooperation Institute Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces
    Collaboration Structure

    Discovered a collaboration project through the support of preliminary research in each country

    Secured a sufficient preliminary research period with the support for 2 consecutive years and enhanced the qualitative performance of exchange

    (2018-2019) Denmark
    2018 2019
    Research Collaboration of Project in Progress
    Major Performance

    Supported total 13 cases of research support as a preliminary stage in 2018

    Produced a joint logo by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism in both countries (Presented on Jan. ‘19)

    Promoted a public competition to support joint production and presentation in 2019 (Dec. ‘18)

  • (2017-2018) Germany

    (2017-2018) Germany
    Cooperation Institute Goethe-Institut Korea
    Collaboration Structure

    Promoted a cooperation for a part of the project planned by the Culture Institute

    Procured a sufficient preliminary research period with the support for 2 consecutive years and enhance the qualitative performance of exchange

    Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces
    2017 2018
    Research Collaboration of Project in Progress
    Major Performance

    The 2018 Heidelberg Stückemarkt ‘Country of Honor’ was Korea (Supported three Korean screenplays, three theaters, and a performance and an exhibition)

    Project Nolgong From DMZ to the Berlin Wall (Planned to be performed in January in 2019)

    Korea-Germany Music Festival Traces of Sounds at Seoul Arts Center

  • (2016-2018) United Kingdom

    (2016-2018) United Kingdom
    Cooperation Institute Arts Council England
    Collaboration Structure

    Created a joint 1:1 fund to operate a project promotion organization separately

    Created a joint 1:1 fund to operate a project promotion organization separately
    2016 2017 2018
    Research Collaboration of Project in Progress Performance Report
    Major Performance

    Selected final 21 collaboration projects among 76 pre-research projects in visual arts, performing arts, and literature (£1.4m total investment)

    Created a logo for the joint fund with Arts Council of England and collaborated on promotion

    Held ‘2016 Korea-UK Arts & Culture Conference’ (in Seoul) and ‘2018 Arts Council of Korea and Arts Council England Joint Fund Evaluation Session’ (in London)

Past Activities
Past Activities
Executive Summary of
International Arts Joint Fund
Korea-UK Arts & Culture Conference
(Only Korean)
Programs

Executive Summary of International Arts Joint Fund.pdf

Pdf download Report of International Arts Joint Fund(2016-2019).pdf

Korea-UK Arts & Culture Conference (Only Korean).pdf

Pdf download Korea-UK Arts & Culture Conference (Only Korean).pdf

2019 ARKO International Symposium(Digest).pdf

Pdf download 2019 ARKO International Symposium(Digest).pdf

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