Monday, February 25, 2019

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts (MMCA) Scholarship 2019, South Korea (Fully Funded)

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.

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)

Financial Support
Financial Support
Round-trip airfare 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 expense 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. Beside 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.
Traveler's insurance fees A standard insurance coverage will be provided by the host institution. Detailed information will be provided upon participant's entry to Korea. Any supplementary insurance coverage can be arranged and covered by articipants.

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 the following link; Applicants with other citizenship than mentioned above will NOT be considered.
  • Aged between 25 and 45
  • Good use of English language
  • Individuals who have high interest in cultural exchange

Application Process
Application Process
Documents of Application
Deadline 15th April, 2019 Application by e-mail will be also accepted, if all the required documents are accompanied as electronice files.
Submission of Application Send documents to: 2019 MMCA International Research Fellowship Program
Research and Publications Team
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
30 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu
03062 Seoul, South Korea
Notification of Selection The result of the final selection will be informed individually in mid May.

15 April 2019