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31 May 2010

Korea-UK Performing Arts Producers' Research Visit

Call to UK performing arts producers to apply for a professional Producers' Research Visit to Korea in October 2010, a joint collaboration between Visiting Arts UK and the Korea Arts Management Service.

Open Call - Korea-UK Connection 2010: Producers’ Research Visit

Visiting Arts is working in partnership with the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) to encourage and support collaborative exchange in the performing arts between the two countries.  A range of exchange programmes will be delivered between 2010 and 2014, beginning this year with a producer exchange.

In August five senior Korean producers will visit the UK for 10 days.  Five days will be spent as a delegation in Edinburgh, engaging with the Edinburgh Festivals and including a context-setting seminar; and five days will be given to individual research where the producers can pursue their own interests and contacts.  The Korean producers will be in attendance at Visiting Arts’ Producers’ Breakfast on 16 August.

Visiting Arts is now in a position to recruit the five UK producers who will make the reciprocal visit to Korea in October 2010.  This visit will follow a similar format with five days spent together as a group, including a context setting seminar; and five days to pursue individual interests and contacts.  There will be an opportunity to view Korean work at PAMS (Performing Arts Market in Seoul), SPAF (Seoul Performing Arts Festival) and the International Theatre Olympics.  Visiting Arts and KAMS will assist the UK producers with contact making/networking and logistics during their individual research.

The proposed dates for the group visit to Korea are 18 – 22 October 2010.  The individual five-day research period will take place alongside the group visit.  International flights and accommodation will be covered, together with costs associated with individual research, and per diems.  In return we will expect you to evaluate the opportunity, write a research report detailing proposals for Korea-UK international collaborations and to share your experiences with the larger sector via a Visiting Arts Producer Network sharing session.

Criteria for selection

  • A track record (at least 10 years) of producing & commissioning work, managing international projects and developing sustainable international links

  • A demonstrable interest in Korea / a track record of working with Korean artists

  • The ability to take forward initiatives within their own organisations or, if freelance, with existing partnerships and relationships

  • A statement supporting your interest in undertaking this research visit and any relevance to current or proposed work (max 500 words).

  • Availability to travel during proposed dates in October 2010

How to apply:

To apply, please complete and submit the application form and send with a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) to:

sioned.hughes [at] visitingarts.org.uk

Deadline: May 31 2010

Download application form: http://www.visitingarts.org.uk/

Download guidelines: http://www.visitingarts.org.uk/