Deadline: 29/09/2017

MMCA Residency International Artists Residency Program 2018

MMCA Residency International Artists Residency Program 2018.

MMCA Residency
 International Artists Residency Program 2018

MMCA Residency, run by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), is now receiving applications for the International Artists Residency Program 2018. MMCA Residency Changdong, established in 2002, aims to provide a supportive environment for art practice and foster creative exchanges between artists and various art professionals.

■ Application Period: Monday, 4 September ~ Friday, 29 September, 2017

(Online application is available from Monday, 18 September)

  * Application Deadline: 18:00 in Korean local time, Friday, 29 September, 2017

■ Residency Venue: MMCA Residency Changdong

(257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

■ Discipline: Visual Arts

■ Residency Period: please choose one term only

- 1st term: 11 April - 20 June, 2018 (1 artist)

- 2nd term: 4 July - 12 September, 2018 (1 artist)

- 3rd term: 27 September - 6 December, 2018 (1 artist)

* Early move-in and late move-out are not allowed.

■ Number of Artists: 1 Artist for each term/3 Artists in total

* If the jury does not find suitable candidates, MMCA Residency may not fulfill the total number of artists.

■ Nationality: All regions of the world (except Korea)

■ Eligibilities

- Who are over 25 years old

- Who have not previously participated in a residency program of MMCA Residency


- Who are fluent in English (required)

* Only individual artist, not duo or team. Work partners, assistants, and family members are not allowed to stay at the residency. Therefore they will need a separated accommodation apart from the residency site.

* If you are working based in Netherlands, please consider applying for the Mondriaan Fund Fellowship Program 2018


■ Supports

- Private studio with accommodation included (free of charge)

- Monthly Grant: 1,000,000 KRW (approx. 890 USD) per month as the full support fund of total

3,000,000 KRW for the entire residency period

* The grant will be transferred directly to the participant's Korean local bank account every month and the total amount is subject to change based on one’s residency period.

- Access to the residency's facilities and resources

- Seminar, workshop, and other cultural events, etc.


■ Responsibilities

- Round-trip airfare, meals, transportation, etc.

- Work materials

- Travel and Medical insurance

* Selected artists should submit a copy of insurance certificate and flight ticket to MMCA Residency Changdong. Artists can be rejected without insurance.

- Participation in the programs, activities, events organized by MMCA Residency


■ Facilities: Private Studio (46~60㎡) with Accommodation (furnished with a single bed, table, wardrobe, and other basic furnitures), Gallery Ⅰ (132㎡), Gallery Ⅱ (105㎡), Shared Toilet & Shower room, Kitchen, Community Room, Outdoor Working Zone (191㎡)

* Wireless internet is available.


■ How to Apply: postal mail or online

● Postal Mail: Send a CD or DVD containing digital files of all materials via mail to the address below by traceable mailing method

* The application must arrive at MMCA Residency Changdong no later than Friday, 29 September,

- Please include all materials in one CD or DVD (within 50MB) and make two folders.

(1. Documents and 2. Portfolios) in the CD

- Send to:

MMCA Residency Changdong

257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (postal code: 01469)

(Tel: +82-2-995-0995)

* Submitted applications will not be returned.

● Online: (English Page) – Log-in – Residency – Application – Apply

- All attached files can be uploaded up to 50MB

- Materials of the submitted applications will be removed after the selection of artists.

- Online application system will be closed at 18:00 in Korean local time, on Friday, 29 September, 2017. We request applicants to apply in advance to avoid any possible errors or problems caused by the overflowing applicant crowd near the deadline. Failure to meet the deadline is unacceptable under any circumstances.


■ Materials to Submit

1. Application Form (only for postal mail) attached on the page 4

2. CV or Résumé including exhibitions, projects, residency, awards and education experiences (no more than 2 pages)

3. Portfolio:

- Up to 10 works in the form of digital files (image in .jpg, .pdf format/video or sound in .avi, .mp4 format)

- For video or sound works, the duration of each file should be up to 5min. Link to the website is not acceptable.

4. Artist Statement including the description of portfolio works (title, year, medium, size, and brief description on works)

5. Project Plan including the anticipated outcome during the residency period

* Please do not include your personal information (e-mail, website address, phone number, date of birth, etc.) and any hyperlinks in the attached files.

6. Letter of Recommendation

- Original copy of letter

- Contact information of the recommender (email, phone) should be included.

- The letter must be signed by the recommender.

* Please send one original letter of the Recommendation by post only at MMCA Residency Changdong, 257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Please make sure that it arrives at the above address before the deadline.

■ Selection and Notification Process

1. Review of all applications

2. Notification of the shortlist at the beginning of November, 2017

3. Interview (online, English) of selected applicants on the shortlist at the end of November, 2017

4. Notification of the final selection at the beginning of December, 2017

* Final result will be posted on the MMCA website.


■ Inquiries:

Please visit our website at (“Residency” menu) or email us at no later than 29 September, 2017.

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