Art Major Faculty Explore K-Arts (AMFEK), Korea National University of Arts

As an affiliated organization of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea(hereafter MCST), the Korea National University of Arts runs the short-term fellowship program for Art educators and professionals called Art Major Faculty ‘Explore K-Arts’ (hereafter, AMFEK). AMFEK is residency programmed sponsored by the MCST, and it invites professionals and academic researcher in various art fields from abroad each year for 5 months in order to promote artistic cooperation and cultural understanding and introduce Korea’s art and culture.

Korea National University of Arts

Program Objectives

  • To promote the artistic and cultural network and cooperation by inviting art educators, researchers, or professional artists from institutions specialized in arts around the world
  • To allow students from both countries to experience cultural diversity through exchange with each institutions’ art professionals and to strengthen the artistic creativity

Program Outline
Invitation Eligibility

  • Professionals working actively as professors, lecturers, researchers, artist, or art administrator of an artistic/cultural institution (Ages through 25 to 45 preferred)
  • Field of Program: 6 schools* of Korea National University of Arts. Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Drama, Film/TV/ Multimedia, Korean Traditional Arts
  • Region : Countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin America
  • Period : June ~ November 2017 (Apprx. 5 months)
  • Requirement: Fluent in English OR in Korean language
  • Number of Participant: 5

Support to Participant

  • 1 K-Arts faculty member will be paired with the AMFEK participant as a mentor
  • 1 round-trip airfare (Economy class)
  • Accommodation: Fully furnished guest-house on campus or a flat near the campus.
  • Living expenses: KRW 900,000 per month
  • 5-month intensive Korean language lessons
  • Basic medical insurance, Cultural field trips, etc.
  • Partial or full support on proposed projects such as workshop, symposium, exhibition, performance, etc. according to its feasibility and importance

Activity and Obligation

  • Participation in orientation
  • Final report (Performance, Exhibition, Film or Documentary production, etc.)
  • Korean language lesson
  • Participation in cultural events for the reciprocal cultural understanding; Festival, Seminar, Special Lecture, Master classes for K-arts students etc.
  • Participation on the research/creation project as a final presentation

Merits of AMFEK Participants

  • K-Arts supports and sponsors participants’ to successfully adapt to staying in Korea, providing easier VISA process with less documents, in-campus residential space and a designated coordinator.
  • AMFEK participants will experience K-Arts curriculum as well as artistic expertise and educational program through one-to-one mentoring with K-Arts faculty, mostly world’s well-known.
  • All shall participate to the final presentation, eg. recital at K-Arts Concert Hall, exhibition at K-Arts Gallery, stage at K-Arts Theater, etc., and 2,500 USD for preparation will be supported.

How to apply

Due date : 20th April, 2018

Will begin work as AMFEK Fellow on 1st August, 2018. Arrival dates are negotiable when impossible to arrive in Korea before 1st August 2018.

What to submit (all) :

  • AMFEK Application Form
  • Certificate of employment or career (Eng ver.)
  • Certificate of Degree (Eng ver.)
  • Portfolio (Eng ver. slides, video, dvd, etc.)
  • Proposal of research or project(Eng ver, no given format)
  • Statement of self-introduction (Eng ver, no given format)
  • 2 Letters of recommendation by the chiefs of the employed organization(Eng ver.)
  • A copy of passport
  • 2 passport photos (3x4cm)
  • Medical clearance proof (Eng ver, Certificate of health). Participants are requested to be physically healthy to follow the five-months AMFEK program in Korea.

Where to submit:

Email: Attn. Yuwon Kwon ( )

Post : Attn. Yuwon Kwon (Tel: +82 2 746 9073)
Office of External Affairs, Korea National University of Arts
146-37, Hwarang-ro 32-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (ZIP: 02789)

  • The application documents can be sent by either email or post.
  • All the Required documents should be submitted by 20th April 2018 (Korean local time).
  • Late and incomplete submission will not be accepted.
  • All submitted documents will not be returned.

Evaluation Procedures
Upon review of application packages submitted, passing candidates will be individually notified for follow-up interview or official invitation.

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