Deadline: 10/03/2019

2019 Seoul Dance Center Residency Open Call

The Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and the Seoul Dance Center(SDC) support artists in dance.

The Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture and the Seoul Dance Center(SDC) support artists in dance field to arrange creative base and offer opportunities to attempt diverse experiments so that they can extend their capabilities. As a part of this effort, especially, this year’s residency is open to both national and international to stimulate exchanges and networking among artists. We look forward to your interest and participation.

About the Open Call
Who Can Apply

  • Individual artist or group based on dance field planning research or development of dance work in Seoul (The nationality is irrelevant)
  • Applicants must not have other plans in South Korea which can affect working at SDC based on their residency plans.
  • In case of residents overseas, applicants must not have reasons for disqualification to stay in South Korea.
  • In case of group, applicants must not exceed 3(three) members; any additional personnel will be charged only when there is any availability.
  • Applicants who are slated for participating other residencies will not be accepted during their applied period of residency.


  • Applicants can choose terms of residency based on starting date (Choosing more than two terms is possible, but only one will be selected.)
  • Possible terms of residency: MIN 2 weeks ~ MAX 3 months

             I 2019.5~2019.6                  II 2019.7~2019.8                 III 2019.9~2019.12

  • Starting residency in December is not possible. Starting residency within November and leaving in Demeber is possible.
  • Categories are to minimize the blank of accommodation, terms of residency can be made within one category, also cover 2 categories.

   Example) May 1~June 10 (O) / July 30~August 30 (O) / December 1~December 20 (X)

The number of Selection   Within 15 teams

  • Maximum 6 teams for each categories
  • Adjustment is possible according to availability of accommodation and rehearsal spaces

Resources Provided & Requirements
Resources Provided

  • Accommodation and rehearsal space
  • Assistance in terms of visa, immigration, and stay in South Korea
  • For top 4 selected teams will be supported by SDC to show their work. They will receive performance fee of 1,300,000KRW and technical supports
  • Only for those who fill out the Showcase Plan in Application Form. In case of abandonment, the following team will be selected.


  • Individual research based on plans submitted
  • Submit a final report at the end of the residency detailing activities
  • (For 4 selected team) Show work at Seoul Dance Center

Application Guidelines
Sending Application

Only through E-mail (

  • Mail or Visiting will not be accepted.
  • Title of E-mail: [Open Call] Name of Applicant
  • Only PDF and DOC version are acceptable.
  • Please don’t attach video file and write URL in Application Form.

March 10, 2019 (SUN)23:59(GMT+9)

Required Paperwork

  • Application Form(designated format)
  • Application not using designated format will not be accepted.
  • CV or Portfolio of artist or group(free-form)
  • Only PDF and DOC version are acceptable

Selecting Process
※ Detailed schedule subject to change.

Review  4th week of March

Announcement of Result  1st week of April
※ The result will be delivered through e-mail after announcement.

Seoul Dance Center, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
CALL+82-2-304-9100 /  E-MAIL

2019 Seoul Dance Center Residency Open Call

2019 Seoul Dance Center Residency Open Call

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