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MMCA International Research Fellowship

The MMCA Residency provides an international research fellowship run by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.


  • Providing an efficient and productive working environment for artists and researchers to devote themselves to their practice.
  • Facilitating exchanges between artists/researchers and art professionals to create opportunities for their professional development
  • Building global networks
  • Positioning as an artistic and cultural space where the general public shares contemporary art.

MMCA Residency International Research Fellowship Program 2017

MMCA Residency, run by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), launches an International Research Fellowship Program for curators, critics, and researchers. This research program aims to provide a sustainable platform to developing global networks and facilitate collaborative programming among art professionals.

■ Application Period: Monday, 5 September ~ Friday, 30 September, 2016

  * Application Deadline: 18:00 in Korean time, Friday, 30 September, 2016

■ Residency Period: please choose one term only

- 1st term: 3 March - 18 May, 2017 (1 researcher)

- 2nd term: 13 April - 22 June, 2017 (1 researcher)

- 3rd term: 4 July - 13 September, 2017 (1 researcher)

- 4th term: 20 September - 7 December, 2017 (1 researcher)

■ Number of Researchers: 1 researcher for each period/ 4 researchers in total

* If the jury does not find suitable candidates, MMCA Residency may not fulfill the total number of researchers.

■ Venue: MMCA Residency Changdong (257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea)

■ Nationality: All regions of the world (except Korea)

■ Research Interest

- Asian art in the 2nd half of the 20th Century

- Contemporary Asian artists

How to Apply: postal mail or online

  • Postal Mail: Send a CD or DVD containing digital files of all materials via mail to the address below by traceable mailing method
  • It must arrive at MMCA Residency Changdong no later than Friday, 30 September, 2016.
  • Please include all materials in one CD or DVD

Send to:

MMCA Residency Changdong
257 Deongneung-ro, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (postal code: 01469)

* Submitted applications will not be returned

  • Online: (English Page) – Log-in – Residency – Application – Apply
  • Online application system will be closed at 18:00 in Korean time, on Friday, 30 September, 2016. We request applicants to apply in advance to avoid any possible errors or problems caused by the overflowing applicant crowd near the deadline. Failure to meet the deadline is unacceptable under any circumstances.

Materials to Submit

  1. Application Form (only for postal mail) attached on the page 3.
  2. CV or Résumé
  3. Portfolio: Thesis, research papers, exhibition experiences, etc.
  4. Up to 10 works in the form of digital files (image in .jpg, .pdf format/ document in .pdf format)
  5.  Cover Letter (800 words max.) and Research Proposal (1,000 words max.) including the anticipated outcome during the residency period
  6. Two Letters of Recommendation
  7. PDF format
  8.  Contact information of the recommender (email, phone) should be included
  9. The letter must be signed by the recommender
  10. Please do not include your personal information (e-mail/website address, phone number, date of birth, etc.) and any hyperlinks in the attached files.

Please visit our website at (“Residency” menu) or email us at no later than 30 September, 2016.


Gyeonggi-do: South Korea


  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: September 30

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility, Shared bedroom
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private)
  • Accessibility: no
  • Additional studio information: 
    Private Studio (46~60㎡) with Accommodation (furnished with a single bed, table, wardrobe, and other basic furnitures), Gallery Ⅰ(132㎡), Gallery Ⅱ(105㎡), Shared Toilet & Shower Room, Kitchen, Community Room, Outdoor Working Zone (191㎡) * Wireless Internet is available.

Residency Fees

Artist is responsible for: - Round-trip airfare, meals, transportation, etc. - Work materials - Travel and Medical insurance

Stipends / other support

Private studio with accommodation included (free of charge) - Monthly Grant: KRW 1,000,000(approx. USD 890) per month for living costs (total KRW 3,000,000 for the full residency period) * The grant will be transferred directly to the participant's Korean bank account every month and the total amount is subject to change based on one’s residency period. - Meeting artists and art professionals in Korea - Access to the residency's facilities and resources

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

South Korea
Tel: Tel: +82-2-995-0995