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              <Open Stage 2012> Guidelines

Korean Cultural Service New York presents the opportunity for talented performers/performing arts
organizations to perform their work in New York City by communicating with audiences in New
York through the <Open Stage 2012> public contest. Selected performers/performing arts
organizations will have the opportunity to co-host the event and to be featured in one performing
arts series at the Gallery Korea of Korean Cultural Service New York in 2012. Deadline for
submission is 5PM, April 27(Friday), EDT. Please review the guidelines carefully and fill out the
application form.



I. Overview
     1) Title : Open Stage 2012
     2) Purpose : To support the revitalization for creating arts through offering performance
     opportunities to talented performers/performing arts organizations
     3) Performance Venue : Gallery Korea(460 Park Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)
     4) Performance Schedule : Dates will be decided after discussing with selected
     performers/performing arts organizations.


II. Application Genre Categories
     1) Music : Korean Traditional Music, Classical Music, Jazz, etc.
     2) Dance : Korean Traditional Dance, Contemporary/Modern Dance, Ballet, etc.
     3) Theater : Plays, Musical Theaters, etc.
     4) Multidisciplinary : Mime, Nonverbal Performance, Korean Traditional Folk Theater, etc.


III. Application Requirements
     1) The applicant must perform within the 2,000ft² performance area of Gallery Korea.
     2) The length of performance must not exceed two hours (Including intermissions).


IV. Regulations
     1) For continuing support for providing performance opportunities to performers/performing
     arts organizations through the annual Open Stage, Korean Cultural Service New York has the
     following application regulations :
            Applicants who intend to fundraise with a benefit concert through Open Stage 2012
             are not eligible
            Applicants who are not selected as a recipient in 2012, are eligible to re-apply for
             Open Stage the following year
            Applicants who are selected as a recipient in 2012 are not eligible to re-apply for Open
             Stage for the following two years


V. Selection Process and Methods
     1) Specialist panels in performing arts at Korean Cultural Service New York will review the
     application materials and evaluate applicants based on selection criteria as determined by
     professional panels


VI. Benefits for Selected Recipients
     1) A stage will be provided for the performance : Gallery Korea(Seating Capacity : 100)
     2) Korean Cultural Service New York will offer TC Electric M. One XL Technology Dual Effects
        Processor. Korean Cultural Service New York will not provide any other technical support.
     3) Support for advertising and PR for the performance including multiple PR materials
     4) Korean Cultural Service New York will give a small artist fee to the performers/performing
     arts organizations after completing the performance.
     5) A space for rehearsal will be provided : Gallery Korea
            The Day before the performance, rehearsal space is available from 5-9pm.
            On the performance day, rehearsal space is available from 5-6pm.
     6) Reception will be provided before or after the performance.
            Korean Cultural Service New York will serve refreshments in the Gallery lobby for the
             recipients who are selected to perform.


     *Korean Cultural Service New York will support only the expenses related to staging the
     performance but will not sponsor a U.S. Visa for the performers in addition to the expense of
     hotels, meals, transportation and studio rental for extra rehearsals. The recipient who is from
     Korea cannot perform in the U.S. with a tourist visa.


VII. Application Schedule and Required Documents
     1) Application Deadline : 5PM, April 27(Friday), 2012, EDT.
     2) Announcement of Results: During May in 2012, Korean Cultural Service New York will
       notify recipients individually via telephone or email
     3) Documents and Materials for the Submission: The application must be filled out in a
       prescribed format. Please download it from the Korean Cultural Service New York website.
            Completed application form
            Other materials if applicable
     4) Address for Submission:
     Korean Cultural Service New York (460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)
     Application postmark deadline is April 27th, 2012 at 5pm(EDT). All correspondence and
     application forms should be addressed to



                        Attn: <OPEN STAGE 2012> application
                        Korean Cultural Service New York
                        460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022



VIII. Additional Information
     1) Performance space and dates subject to change depending on the results of the public
         contest.
     2) Korean Cultural Service New York will retain all submitted documents and materials that
         are sent in.
     3) All performances are free and open to the public.
     4) Contact: Korean Cultural Service New York, Performing Arts Manager,
         Young Hwan Choi(youngchoi@koreanculture.org, 212-759-9550(x205) or Hyo
         Han(hhan@koreanculture.org, 212-759-9550(x210))

								
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