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Open Call : International Residency Program [Asia SORI Project 2018]
관리자 | 2018-05-17 09:55:43 | 1846

Open Call: 

International Residency Program [Asia SORI Project 2018]

Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival Organizing Committee offers an international artist-in-residence program for Asian traditional musicians as a part of Cultural Partnership Initiative(CPI).

Asia SORI Project is the international artist residency program in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do of South Korea for Asia traditional musician. It hosted and organized by Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival Organizing committee. 

The program aims to encourage the Asian musicians' collaboration and to lighten Asia's tradition's today and the future. The selected artist will participate in five months(July-Nov) residence program to co-produce the new collaboration performance. They will be a member of Sori Festival Ensemble 2018 and premiere the new production at Jeonju Int'l Sori Festival in this October.

Sori Festival will provide the studio, accommodations, expenses for research and co-work, and the support help in the development of the program. All program will be at Jeonju was known as the most Korean city and the heart of traditional music of Korea. 

This project supported by Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange(KOFICE).

What does the program offer?

We will provide:

 - Round-trip airfare to Korea

 - Accommodation was located in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do Province for staying of residency

 - Research and living expenses(approx. USD750 per month) for staying of residency

 - Education program of Korea traditional music theory and instrument 

 - Cultural tour program to know Korean arts and culture

 - Korean language class for artist’s research activities 

 - Studio for co-producing and rehearsal

 - Opportunities of performance at 2018 Jeonju Intl’ Sori Festival

 - Support of the team of Jeonju Intl’ Sori Festival, which will help the production process.

 - Opportunities of building international network among Asian artists

What is your role and mission of this project?

All artists of this project should:

- Participate in all programs from July to November in Jeonju. 

- Individual and group research for new production

- Co-produce the new production

- Master Class of Korean music theory and instrument lessons

- Specialized Korean language course for residency program

- Perform at Sori Festival 2018 to premiere the new production

- Perform at other festival or concert hall were organized by Sori festival committee

- Submit the artist report before leaving Korea

- Workshop and network meeting with local artist

Who can apply?

We are looking for artists who are:

- Professional musicians from Indonesia, Viet Nam, Sri Lank, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan

- Vocal, String, Winds, Composer based traditional music of each country

- Born after 1974 and continued artistic work over five years

- Open to international collaboration and willing to encounter the new music and culture

- English or Korean speaker was enough to do international co-work

- Available to stay in Korea from 1st of July  the end of November


Please send the application form to soriprogram2@sorifestival.com (see attached)

- CV max. two pages 

- Video/Audio: YouTube or any kinds of on-line links to see your performance or works.

- Professional reference include contacts and relationship with you if you available

- All documents should be written in English.

※ We do not provide any feedback your application, confirm your applying status only. All notice of each process will be individually.


- Application will close by 5th of June

- On-line interview on the 2nd or 3rd week of June

- Arrival in Korea by the 1st week of July

- Premier performance between 3rd and 7th of October at Sori festival

- Departure from Korea at the end of November

※ All schedules and conditions can be changeable up to local circumstance.

In case of further questions, please email to soriprogram2@sorifestival.com.