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International applications solicited for “Asian Arts Theatre, 2012 Project Development Initiative” in Gwangju, ROK
Office for Hub City of Asian Culture in Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism seeks to continue to strengthen the collaborative relationship with wide range of creative artists from all around the world. Project Development Initiative and Asian Arts Theatre Residency have been presented annually since 2010 as an effort to build artistic environments for the Asian Arts Theatre, scheduled to open in 2014 in Gwangju. The founder of Belgium’s Kunsten Festival des Arts, Frie Leysen, has taken the position of artistic director for the Asian Arts Theatre with the mission of creating a platform for Asian artists.
Asian Arts Theatre as a main facility at the Asian Culture Complex pursues to provide an environment for artists and producers to be more imaginative in contemporary arts forms and to enrich their ideas through utilizing tremendous cultural resources of Asia. It seeks to contribute to the transformative environment by gaining exposure to new ideas, and various artistic and cultural expressions. Through ruminating cultural values and discovering collaborative works of progressive artists, its aim is to stimulate the significance and development of contemporary performing arts with a special emphasis on Asian culture to achieve artistic excellence.
Asian Arts Theatre is accepting proposals from ideas to all phases of a project which are contemporary performing art-based works that reflect or embody Asian values, cultures and issues. The selected outstanding projects will be given a financial support to develop their work further and will be invited to participate in the Asian Arts Theatre Residency. Also, these projects have possibility of commission to complete their work and premier at the Asian Arts Theatre. This program is hosted by Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and organized by METAA Co., Ltd., Korea Association of Performing Arts Producers and AsiaNow.
+Application requirement
Eligibility requirement
- Artists, producers and presenters working in Asia
- International collaborative projects led by Asian artist
- For non-Asian based projects: works with Asian subjects or collaborating with Asian artists are eligible
Project requirement
- Eligible projects must not have premiered anywhere in the world
- Proposals from ideas to all phases of a project are eligible
- Works should be performing art-based and can be collaborated with various art forms
- Three projects will be selected and each will be given a financial support of KRW 10,000,000 (approx. USD 8,600 Gross) to further develop their work.
- The Asian Culture Complex may request the selected work to be commissioned to premier at Asian Arts Theatre with further funding and partnership.
- Asian Arts Theatre will provide venue and technical support for the Asian Arts Theatre Residency_Gwangju in addition to the local transportation, meals and accommodation for the artist. Other necessary requests from the artist will be negotiated. For overseas artists, partial payment of airfare will be provided.
- Asian Arts Theatre Residency_Gwangju: September 16 to September 23, 2012
*The number of selected project and the amount for the financial support might vary according to the evaluation panel.
Application schedule
1. Online participation registration: From April 24 (Tue.) to May 10 (Thur.) 18:00
2. Application submission deadline: Must arrive by May 11 (Fri.), 2012
3. Selection results announced: June 20 (Wed.)
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