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2018 Season OnStage Korea: Call For Performing Artists


Application Deadline: Friday, September 29


[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. 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.


¡ Performance Season & Venues

- Schedule of 2018 Season: January - December 2018

- Venues: Major performing arts centers in the Washington, D.C. 
※ Total of four performances are planned for this season and venues will be determined based on the nature and size of the performance

¡ Application Schedule

- Application Period: Monday, August 7, 2017 ~ Friday, September 29, 2017

- Application Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00PM (EST)

- Review Period: Mid-October 2017

- Final Selections and Notification of Results: Late-October 2017 (selected artists and groups will be contacted directly)

¡ Performing Arts Categories/Genres

- Dance: Modern Dance, Korean Dance, Ballet, Jazz, etc.
- Music: Classical, Opera, Korean Traditional, Jazz, Vocal, World Music, etc.
- Theater: Musical, Play, Puppetry, Mime, Drama, etc. 
- Other: Traditional Folk Performance, Nonverbal Performance, etc.

¡ 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 run-time 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
※ Artists who were selected as a recipient in the 2016-2017 Seasons are NOT eligible to re-apply for 2018 OnStage Korea, and are ineligible for a time period of 2 years.

¡ Support Provided

- Performance venue (for a one-time event)

- Stage technical production (sound, lighting, stage crew, etc.)

- Nominal artist fees (dependent on selection placement)

- Transportation (between Hotel-Theater or KCC-Theater)

- Artist Insurance (When the theater requests this for the stage)

- Promotional materials (posters, postcards, brochure, photos, video, etc.) 

※ 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, application fees and/or materials, visas for performers, or other related expenses not listed above under Support Provided.


¡ 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

- Two completed copies of the application forms (English/Korean)

- Optional supporting documents (e.g. performer resumes, photos, past performance video or audio, etc.)

- 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

▶ Applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 29, 2017

- Via Email: Please send all scanned/digital documents and any media download links to 2018onstagekorea@gmail.com.

- Use the subject line: 2018 OnStage Korea Application: Artist Name

- Attach documents as Microsoft Word or PDF files

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

ATTN: 2018 OnStage Korea Application: Artist Name

- Address: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.(2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008 United States)

- Send video or photo material on a CD or USB

¡ Contact Information

  Email: 2018onstagekorea@gmail.com

  - Phone: 202-587-6152

▶Please download the application form and guideline through this links:

Application Guideline

Application Form