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Open Call for Performing Artists



[Application Guideline]

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. is seeking to give brilliant, talented artists and performance groups the opportunity to perform for the American public through this open call project. OnStage Korea advances the mission of the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. to foster cultural exchange by expanding the visibility of excellent Korean performing arts and artists in mainstream America.


 Season & Location

● Performance Season: December 2016 - December 2017
A total of six performances are planned for the season. The opening performance will take place in December 2016, and subsequent performances will be scheduled based on artist/group availability.

● Venues
1) Major performing arts centers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including in Maryland and Virginia
2) Performance venues at partner organizations, including fellow embassies and international organizations in Washington, D.C.
3) The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

Venues will be determined based on the nature and size of the performance.


□ Applicant Qualifications
There are no broad restrictions based on nationality, age, or performance genre/type, however applicants must meet at least one of the following conditions:

● An individual artist, group, or non-profit arts organization that can present a live performance related to Korean culture or arts, or a Korean cultural theme
● An individual artist, group, or non-profit arts organization for which at least one performer is Korean or Korean-American

Applicants should also note the following terms and exceptions: 
- Performance runtime should be between 30 and 90 minutes
- Artists applying on a single project (temporary/one-time group) basis are eligible
- Performances that aim to raise funds are not eligible


□ Performing Arts Categories/Genres
● Dance: Modern Dance, Korean Dance (Traditional or Creative), Ballet, Hip-Hop Dance, K-Pop Dance, B-boy Dance, etc.
● Music: Classical, Opera, Korean Traditional Music, Jazz, Vocal Music, World Music, K-Pop, etc.
● Theater: Musical, Play, Puppetry, Mime, Drama, etc. 
● Other: Traditional Folk Performance, Nonverbal Performance, etc.


□ Support Provided
● Performance venue (for a one-time event)
● Stage technical production (sound, lighting, stage crew, etc.)
● Nominal artist fees (dependent on size and quality of performance)
● Promotional materials (online, posters, program, brochure, etc.) 
● Rehearsal space (at the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.)
● Reception (one-time event on performance date) 

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. does not provide for or cover the following potential expenses: airfare, accommodation, living expenses, food expenses, per diem allowance, additional rehearsal space rental fees, insurance, visas for performers, or other related expenses not listed above under Support Provided. 
 

□ Application Schedule
● Application Period: Monday, May 16, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016
● Application Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00PM EST
● Review Period: Early October 2016
● Final Selections and Notification of Results: Mid-Late October 2016 (selected artists and groups will be contacted directly)


□ Application Evaluation Method
Applications will be evaluated by professionals and experts in the performing arts field based on criteria from the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (including consideration of application contents and any supporting materials submitted). 


 Application Documents
● A completed copy of the application form (either in English or in Korean)
● Optional other supporting documents, e.g. performer resumes, photos, past performance video or audio, etc.

Download the application form (English/Korean) below. 
Any documents and materials submitted as part of an application will not be returned.
Applicants may be disqualified at any point if any information in their application is found to be false or otherwise incorrect, or if terms of this guideline are not followed. 


 How to Apply

● Via Email: Please email all scanned/digital documents and any media download links to hmbaik@koreaembassyusa.org.

Use the subject line: 2016-2017 OnStage Korea_Artist/Group Name
Attach documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files

● Via Mail: Please send all documents and physical media to:

ATTN: 2016-2017 OnStage Korea_Artist/Group Name
Korean Cultural Center in Washington D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008, United States

Send video or photo material on a CD or USB.
Applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2016. 
 

 Contact Information

Email: hmbaik@koreaembassyusa.org
Phone: 202-587-6152


□ Application Guideline and Form Files


● Application Guideline, PDF (English)

● Application Form, Word (English)