Call for applications: Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2021–22

Call for applications: Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2021–22

Korea Arts Management Service

View of Yeesookyung, I am not the only one but many, Massimo De Carldo, London, 2020. Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2020. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography. Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong.

December 23, 2020
Call for applications: Fund for Korean Art Abroad 2021–22

Application deadline: December 15, 2020–March 22, 2021, 11:59pm
Korea Arts Management Service
3F, Daehak-ro 57, Jongno-gu
03082 Seoul
South Korea

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea and the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) engage in a broad range of international exchange programs designed to introduce Korean contemporary art to audiences worldwide. As a part of this effort, KAMS awards grants, through the Fund for Korean Art Abroad (FKAA), to international art institutions that organize exhibitions and projects outside Korea, for which Korean artists are invited to participate. By offering financial support to international art institutions, KAMS provides opportunities for promising Korean artists to penetrate the international art market and strengthen their network within the global art community.

Eligible applicants
Both commercial (including art galleries and art agencies) and nonprofit (including art museums and biennales) international art organizations that invite Korean artists and/or collaborate with Korean partners in contemporary artwork exhibitions.
–International organizations run by Korean nationals are eligible to apply.
–An exhibition agreement(contract) between the international organization and invited Korean artists is required.

Grant amount
Each exhibition can receive funds between KRW 5–40 million.

Allowed expenses
–Airfares and accommodation fees for all participating Korean artists and one curator
–Artworks shipping costs
–Costs required to promote the exhibition*

*Costs required to promote the exhibition: Limited to promotional expenses paid to the media, and cannot include costs related to the production of promotional material.
*Support will not be granted for items other than those listed above.

Required documents
(1) Application form: Available to download on the KAMS webpage.
(2) Exhibition agreement with the Korean artist/partner. Commercial organizations: Specify the percentage of profits each party will receive from artwork sales. Nonprofit organizations: Partnering with a gallery or art dealer responsible for the sale of artworks is preferred. In this case, applicants should submit an agreement specifying the percentage of profits each party will receive from artwork sales.
(3) Other materials (*optional)

-Materials considered useful for the screening process include, but are not limited to, the following: press releases, articles, and portfolios.

How to apply
Applicant must complete the application form in English and submit it to KAMS via email: art.abroad [​at​] Application received after 11:59pm KST, March 22, 2021 will not be accepted.

Application assessment
An independent panel of judges will conduct a review of application documents, and interviews with the selected applicants on a basis of several factors. These factors include the applicant’s portfolio, the details of the proposal, the proposed scale of the exhibition, the size of the proposed exhibition space, and the expected impact of the exhibition.

Visual Arts Planning Team, Korea Arts Management Service: T +82 2 2098 2928 / art.abroad [​at​]

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