The Korea Foundation (KF) provides financial support in order to promote efforts to create and maintain new curatorial positions in the field of Korean art at leading international museums that operate independent Korean art galleries or have significant Korean art collections and carry out research, exhibitions and educational programs on Korean art. Under this program, the KF funds the establishment and operation of a curatorial position for Korean art through an endowment fund jointly created by the KF and the grant recipient museum.Go to KF Application Portal
Museums outside of Korea that plan to create and maintatin an endowed curatorship in Korean art.
Korean art, Korean art history and related areas in the humanities.
The KF and the recipient museum each contribute 50% of the total endowment on a dollar-for-dollar matching fund basis in order to establish and maintain a permanent curatorial position in Korean art. During the grant period, the KF provides the recipient museum with annual installments.
Three to five years
This program aims to support museums willing to fund and maintain a newly established curatorship in Korean art through an endowment fund jointly created through their own resources and the KF’s support. In addition, the museums are required to ensure that curators supported by this endowment fund will be appointed and promoted through a thorough and fair review of their qualifications and accomplishments in accordance with the museums’ procedures for appointment and promotion for curatorial staff members.
Information about current status of Korean art collections of the applicant’s institution(an independent Korean art gallery, a curator for Korean art, the scale of the Korean art collection, etc.) is required.
: Please describe the curator's main responsibilities, e.g. managing Korean art collection,implementing exhibitions, research and administration. When it comes to the curator'squalifications, please include her or his field of specialization, published research, languageskills, etc.
All required documents must be submitted in Korean or English via the KF Online Application Portal(http://apply.kf.or.kr)
The KF may revoke its decision to grant support if the KF and the grant recipient institution cannot conclude an agreement.
Applicant institutions must promptly notify the KF of any changes, including postponement and/or cancellation, of the project plan submitted at the time of application.
The KF, when deemed necessary, may request applicant institutions to revise their project plan or to supplement it with new elements.
Before grant funds are made available to selected applicant institutions, the KF and the respective recipient institution enter into a grant agreement that includes the details of the project and the budget, which are determined through mutual discussion between the two parties.
During the term of the agreement, recipient institutions are required to submit an annual project report to the KF. The report must be accompanied by a financial statement, drafted and signed by the recipient institution’s accounting officer. A KF report form will be provided.
Recipient institutions shall not receive any additional financial assistance for the project from other Korean government organizations ⁄ agencies, such as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Arts Council Korea or the Overseas Koreans Foundation.