Residential program in Jinju City (South Korea)

Gabrovo Municipality, as a member of UNESCO Creative Cities for Crafts and Folk Art Network invites artisans to participate in a residential program in Jinju City (South Korea) from May 6 to June 5, 2020. The aim of the program is local and foreign artists to collaborate in the creation and presentation of works of art, to stimulate local cultural heritage in the art of crafts and to share experience and knowledge between UNESCO creative cities.

Who can participate

Established and young artists in the field of crafts who value different cultures and enjoy collaboration with other authors. They must work in at least one of the following areas/ materials: wood, metal, textiles, ceramics, leather, paper, mixed media / multimedia, and other new / alternative media.

Requirements and activities

Each participant will have to create three art pieces during the residency. One of this art work should be created with local artists who have experience in crafting wood and metal. All three works will be exhibited at the Biennial of Traditional Crafts in the city. Artists will also be required to participate in related activities such as workshops, meetings, seminars, visits to cultural sites, etc.

What the host provides

– Return flight ticket.

– Studio for work.

– Accommodation (guest house with separate bedroom and shared bathroom).

– Food.

– Costs for materials (850 USD).

– An opportunity to exhibit at the Biennial of Traditional Crafts in Jinju City.

– Exhibition catalog and invitation to the opening party of the exhibition.

– Marketing Opportunities for Broadcasting, Press and Social Media, etc.

* Participants are responsible for the remaining travel expenses, visa, extra or specific food costs. In addition, they must arrange their insurance covering all possible accident, loss or damage (including, but not limited to, health and general liability insurance) during their stay in South Korea.

* The organizers will not be responsible for loss, theft, damage and lack of insurance covering work, equipment or materials belonging to any user.

For additional information:

Tel. 066/810 560