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  • 2018-2020 Support for Overseas Museums
  • 2017-06-29

2018-2020 Support for Overseas Museums


Program Outline


The Korea Foundation (KF) provides support for overseas museums so that they can implement Korea-related exhibitions, public outreach programs on Korean arts and culture, one-day Korean culture events in conjunction with a special exhibition, and a Visiting Curator Program, for the purpose of making Korean arts and culture more accessible to people around the world.


Eligible Applicants


1. Overseas museums that propose to present a special exhibition and/or public outreach activities related to Korean arts and culture.

2. Overseas museums with a suitable collection of Korean artifacts/artworks (applicable to the Visiting Curator Program)

Eligible Projects and Grant Period


Following projects that are scheduled for implementation during the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.

1. Korea-related Exhibitions

* The exhibition, planned and organized by the applicant museum for touring to one or more venues in addition to the premises of the museum, is also eligible for the support.

2. Public Outreach Programs on Korean Arts and Culture: Seminar or workshop events related to Korean arts and culture, publication of educational materials, and special lectures

3. Korea Day Events: One-day events that offer a diverse array of Korea-related activities in conjunction with the presentation of a special exhibition and/or the museum's Korean collection.

4. Visiting Curator Program: KF arranges for the dispatch of a visiting Korean art curator to museums for an assignment period of up to one year, for the purpose of enhancing the management of Korean galleries at overseas museums.


Program Support


1. Costs related to the transportation and installation/removal of exhibits
2. Honorarium and travel expenses for invited artists/performers/speakers
3. Production costs for catalogues, brochures, and promotional materials.
4. Other direct costs related to event organization/installation/implementation
5. Round-trip airfare, living allowance, travel insurance for the visiting curator

Program Schedule


1. Application Period: July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017 (18:00 KST)

2. Project Evaluation: September to November, 2017

3. Notification of Results: December 2017

4. Conclusion of Grant Agreement: from January 2018

5. Disbursement of Grant: Upon KF's receipt and acceptance of the Final Project Plan


How to Apply


All required documents must be prepared in Korean or English and submitted via the KF Online Application System (


Evaluation Criteria


1. Quality and scale of the applicant's collection of Korean artifacts/artworks
2. Availability of museum staff to oversee Korea-related projects/matters
3. Availability of Korean gallery spaces
4. Outcomes of Korean art curator programs
5. Ability to participate in a cost-sharing arrangement to implement the project proposal
6. Applicant's capability to mobilize additional financial resources, as needed


Important Reminders


1. After the submission of a project application, if it is necessary to modify/adjust the project details, the applicant must immediately discuss this situation with the Foundation.

2. After submission of a project application, the applicant agrees to submit additional materials upon KF's request and to discuss with the Foundation any possible adjustments to the project's related details.

3. Before grant funds are made available to a recipient institution, the institution agrees to enter into a project Grant Agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of KF's support, including an acceptable project schedule and project budget with itemized costs, and the respective obligations of the institution and the Foundation.

4. The project must be implemented in accordance with the approved project schedule, as outlined in the project Grant Agreement.

5. KF's program support must be used in accordance with the approved project budget and related cost items.

6. Recipient institutions are required to submit annual project reports to the Foundation during the term of the agreement. The report must be accompanied by an accounting statement signed by the recipient institution's financial officer.

7. The recipient institution and participating organizations 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, Arts Council Korea, and Overseas Koreans Foundation.




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