Gachang Art Studio

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Location: Daegu, South Korea

Mission: Gachang Art Studio is a support program for artists. It’s hosted by Deagu Foundation for Culture and is run with support from Daegu Metropolitan City, Art Council Korea and Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education.

Gachang Art Studio offers a stable creation space to promising and emerging artists. Its goal is to invigorate creative activity and enhance art exchanges between the community and artists.

Gachang Art Studio is the only creation space for contemporary arts in Daegu. They renovated Urok Elementary School, which was closed and built it into a creation space for young contemporary artists in 2007. For the last Six years, about sixty domestics and foreign artists had stayed and worked in the studio.

Cost: n/a

Application Fee: no application fee

Number of Artists: Up to 8 artists at a time

Accommodations: 8 Studios (each 79 yd²), Outdoor Workshop (197 yd²), Two Gallery (each 79 yd²), Office and Rest area (118 yd²), Shared bath, kitchen and resting lounge, dormitory

Length of Stay: 3 months

Demographic/Medium: International and National young contemporary emerging artists working in any medium

Benefits: Gachang Art Studio offers various programs such as mentoring, open-studio, resident artist exhibitions, seminars and workshops, supporting active and research activities. Mentoring programs invite curators, art theorists and philosophers, offering critic session and discussion tables that transcend the limitation of genres for resident artists.

International Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted by an online open call. The vision of the project is to enhance the understanding and communication between the artists who are working in Daegu and the internationally invited artists through the exchange of diverse cultural background. The guest artists will have three months working period, and the end of the project, they will have six days exhibition whose achievements and outcome are based on the residency.

Deadline: December 6, 2013

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