15 April 2019


Opportunity Description

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) hosts an international research program for the museum professionals including curators, conservators, and educators. This program was initiated as a part of the Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI) Project supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea. Participants of this program have been mainly curators of contemporary art museums from all over the world.

This research program aims to provide a sustainable platform for initiating dialogues and for developing a comprehensive network among museum professionals.

The general information and requirements of the program are listed as below:

  1. Period: July – November 2019
  2. Host Institution: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
  3. Inviting Researchers : 3 professionals
  4. Program Description
    – Individual research in link with Korean modern and contemporary art
    – Research fellow must present a final essay of his/her research at the end of the fellowship.
    – Visiting art studios, museums, galleries and art institutions
    – Meeting artists and museum professionals in Korea
    – Attending art related conferences
    – Cultural field trips
    – Korean language course (mandatory)
  5. General Qualifications
    – Individuals who work in related fields of contemporary art such as museum professionals, curators, art historians, critics, conservators, educators, etc.
    – Citizen of the following regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central and South America
    – For the list of eligible countries, please refer to this link;
    – Applicants with other citizenship than mentioned above will NOT be considered.
    – Aged between 25 and 45
    – Good use of the English language
    – Individuals who have high interest in cultural exchange.
  6. Financial Support
    – Round-trip airfare (economy class) from the airport near the participant’s place of residence to Seoul, Korea.
    – Accommodation provided: An individual studio unit inside the university campus will be given. Utility fees are not included.
    – Monthly living expenses: 900,000 Korean won per month is provided to cover food, transportation, taxes, public utilities, entrance fees, etc.
    – Living expense is deposited directly to the participant’s Korean bank account at the end of every month. Besides the monthly allowance, no additional financial support is given by the host institution.
    – Korean language course fee: All participants are obliged to take the Korean language course assigned as a part of the program.
    – Traveller’s insurance fees: A standard insurance coverage will be provided by the host institution. Detailed information will be provided upon the participant’s entry to Korea. Any supplementary insurance coverage can be arranged and covered by participants.

For full details, click here.

How to Apply

Download an application form here. Application by e-mail will be accepted if all the following required documents are accompanied as electronic files:

  • CV
  • Photocopy of degree certificate(s)
  • A copy of passport
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • at least 1 letter required

Submission of Application: innie2005@korea.kr

The result of the final selection will be informed individually in mid-May.