KAMS promotes K-pop culture overseas

Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) has issued a call for proposals to its 2014 Center Stage Korea funding programme.

The scheme aims to promote Korea’s performing arts on the international stage, and is currently inviting proposals from international festivals, arts centres and networks whose 2014 programmes and projects involve Korean contemporary performance.

In 2013, five Korean organisations have been funded to appear at international festivals under the Center Stage Korea initiative, including the Pansori Project Za at Brazil’s Curitiba Theatre Festival; Eun-Me Ahn Company at Paris quartier d’été; and performance group TUIDA at Romania’s Sibiu International Theatre Festival.

Since KAMS launched Center Stage Korea in 2007, presenting organisations around the world have included the Shakespeare Festival Gyula in Hungary; Chile’s Festival Internacional de Teatro Santiago a Mil; Darwin Festival in Australia; and the Silesian Dance Theatre in Poland.

International festivals or performing arts organisations are qualified to apply for funding under Center Stage Korea 2014; crucially applicants must be
presenting more than one Korean arts group in at least one venue.

Proposals for 2014 should be submitted between 1 September and 30 November 2013.

Further details can be found on the KAMS website.

KAMS operates under the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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