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02 May 2017

Open Call for Artists 'ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2017-2018'

Open Call for Artists 'ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2017-2018'

ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2017-2018
Asia Culture Center(Asia Culture Institute)


Open Call for Artists Deadline 17 May 2017 a joint residence exchange program ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2017-18

Hyun-hwa Oh

Asia Culture Center
38 Munhwajeondang-ro
Dong-gu, Gwangju, 61485
Republic of Korea

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ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2017-2018
Open Call for Artists
Deadline 17, May, 2017

The Asia Culture Center (ACC) in Gwangju and Rijksakademie in Amsterdam announce the third of the joint residence exchange program with an open call for four Asia based artists to be supported by the ACC.

The ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange pursues a new model of artist in residence program by juxtaposing two different approaches to supporting art practices that reflect the specificities of both institutions: a model with the facilities and history that its longstanding existence entails, and a model under development by a newly established culture center focusing on Asia.

The ACC( is an international arts and cultural exchange organization, which produces new and future-oriented results through the convergence of Asia's past and present arts and culture, and innovative ideas and beliefs. Having the context of artistically sublimating the significance of the May 18th Democratic Movement's human rights and peace as its point of departure, the ACC, which opened in November of 2015, is a Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism-affiliated institution established for the advancement of mutual understanding and cooperative growth with different Asian countries through exchange, education and research, etc. on Asian culture.
The ACC serves the role of an integrated platform for participants from all over the world, as well as from Asia, to freely unite and exchange their ideas while transcending boundaries in carrying out the steps of research, creation and production. At the ACC, diverse and dynamic programs (exhibitions, performances, education, festivals and other events) using collected research data and resources, etc. are held year-round with the creative output of experts from various fields who have exchanged inspiration with one another.

Drawing from the aforementioned the ACC's vision, the goal of this Gwangju session of the ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange is to investigate what can be brought about by exchange within fields of art practice and research and how these can be supported. To this end, the residency period in Gwangju is designed to be more of a gathering based session where participating artists are encouraged to enter into discussions with each other and engage in meetings with archive researchers, as well as specialists from other disciplines. Participants will also be introduced to the dynamic art field of Gwangju and Korea through visits to institutions, galleries and alternative spaces.

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten ( is an international residency program in Amsterdam. It aims at further developing emerging visual artists from the Netherlands and abroad by providing space for research, experiment and production. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there is a professional research and production infrastructure. Surrounded by peers from all over the world and with access to advice of artistic, theoretical and technical experts, a residency at the Rijksakademie often leads to broadening and deepening of the work. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network form a part of the residency. There is no standard program, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.

Divided into two three-month-long sessions, one based in Gwangju and the other in Amsterdam, this program will start in Gwangju from August 1 2017 till October 31 2017 in Gwangju, and then from March to May 2018 or from Aug to Oct 2018 in Amsterdam.

If you would like to be considered as a participant please review the attachments carefully before completing and submitting the application form to the ACC(.pdf, .docx) via email to with the subject heading 'ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange 2017-2018_name_ Application' by May 17, 2017.

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Thank you for your interest in participating in the ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange. We look forward to receiving your application and will acknowledge receipt of each submitted application.