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[IMPORTANT] AMFEK Deadline Extended to MAY 10

2020 AMFEK (Art Major Faculty Explore K-Arts) Program 




Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline is postponed as above. Please kindly understand. 


The residency is expected to keep on track, starting from early August and finishing in the end of November. Participants are advised to arrive in Korea on 31st July 2020 so as to attend to the first orientation on 1st August. But please be informed that the timeframe for this year could be postponed/canceled depending on the circumstances of situation.  



As an affiliated organization of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea(hereafter MCST), the Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) runs the short-term fellowship program for Art educators and professionals called Art Major Faculty ‘Explore K-Arts’(hereafter, AMFEK). AMFEK residency program sponsored by the MCST invites professionals and academic researcher in various art fields from abroad each year for 4 months in order to promote artistic cooperation and cultural understanding and introduce Korea’s art and culture. 


 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 : Nationals of ODA recipient countries (by passport)

-          Period : August ~ November 2020 (Apprx. 4 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

-          Intensive Korean language lessons (20 hours a month)

-          Basic medical insurance, Cultural field trips, etc.

-          Support on proposed projects such as workshop, symposium, exhibition, performance, etc. according to its feasibility and importance (up to USD 2,500)


 Activity and Obligation

-          Participation in orientation

-          Weekly & final report (Performance, Exhibition, Film or Documentary production, etc.)

-          Korean language lesson 

-          Participation on the research/creation project as a final presentation of what have done during the residency: Concert/Recital, Performance/Stage, Film/Documentary/Video, Report, Seminar, Exhibition, and/or any form or presentation agreed by AMFEK manager and mentor professor.


■  Application Due: 10th May 2020 (Korean Local Time) <- 19th April 2020 

    -         The application documents should be sent by email to

    -         Late and incomplete submission will not be accepted.

    -         All submitted documents will not be returned. 

    -         Contact & Application: Yuwon Kwon,, +82 2 746 9075