2016.09.05 Residency

International Artists Residency Program 2017

(MMCA Residency Changdong) +82-2-995-0488

Attached File International Artists Residency Program 2017.doc  

MMCA Residency Changdong

International Artists Residency Program 2017


MMCA Residency Changdong, run by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), is now receiving applications for the International Artists Residency Program 2017. MMCA Residency Changdong, established in 2002, aims to provide a supportive environment for art practice and foster creative artistic exchanges between artists and various art professionals.


■ Application Period: Monday, 5 September ~ Friday, 30 September, 2016

(Online application is available from Monday, 12 September)

   * Application Deadline: 18:00 in Korean time, Friday, 30 September, 2016

Discipline: Visual Arts

■ Residency Period: please choose one term only

- 1st term: 13 April - 22 June, 2017 (1 artist)

- 2nd term: 4 July - 13 September, 2017 (1 artist)

- 3rd term: 20 September - 7 December, 2017 (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.

■ Venue: MMCA Residency Changdong (257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

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

■ Eligibility

- Who are over 25 years old

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

(Changdong/ Goyang)

- Who are fluent in English (required)

* Only individual artists, not duo or team. Work partners, assistants, and family members are not allowed to stay at the residency together.

* If you are working based in Netherlands, please consider applying for the Mondriaan Fund Fellowship Program 2017


■ Support for Selected Artists

- Private studio with accommodation included (free of charge)

- Monthly Grant: KRW 1,000,000(approx. USD 890) per month for living costs

(total KRW 3,000,000 for the full residency period)

* The grant will be transferred directly to the participant's Korean 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, etc.


■ Artists’ Responsibilities

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

- Work materials

- Travel and Medical insurance

* Selected artists should submit a copy of insurance certificate 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 (132), Gallery (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

* It must arrive at MMCA Residency Changdong no later than Friday, 30 September, 2016.

- 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

- Submitted application materials will be removed after the selection of artists

- Online application system will be closed at 18:00 in Korean time, on Friday, 30 September, 2016. 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 3

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

6. Letter of Recommendation

- PDF format

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

- The letter must be signed by the recommender

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


■ Selection and Notification Process

1. Review of all applications

2. Notification of the shortlist at the beginning of November, 2016

3. Interview (online, English) of selected applicants on the shortlist at the end of November, 2016

4. Notification of the final selection at the beginning of December, 2016

* Final result will be posted on the MMCA website


■ Inquiries:

Please visit our website at (“Residency” menu) or email us at no later than 30 September, 2016.