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  • What Is KAMS Connection?

    Since 2010, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service have run the KAMS Connection project, in an attempt to form a basis for Korean performing arts professionals to engage in sustainable international exchange. The project supports the professionals as they conduct research on international performing arts markets and develop follow-up international cooperation projects.

  • Direction of the Project

    Through partnership with international organizations specializing in performing arts, the project lowers the barrier to international performing arts markets in order to form a basis for sustainable international exchange.

    The project provides Korean and international performing arts professionals with opportunities to exchange visits and conduct research together. In addition, it supports high-quality cooperation projects that are developed after the research, thus contributing to sustainable international exchange and cooperation.

  • Structure of the Project

    Step 1 : Support for Research

    Korea Arts
    Management Service

    Selection of and Support for
    Korean Participants
    Planning and Management of Korean
    Research Programs

    • Seminars
    • Visits to Organizations
    • Meetings with Artists and
      Those in the Arts Scene
    • Watching Performances
    International Partner
    Organization

    Selection of and Support for
    International Participants
    Planning and Management of
    International Research Programs

    • Seminars
    • Visits to Organizations
    • Meetings with Artists and
      Those in the Arts Scene
    • Watching Performances

    Step 2 : Support for the Development of High-Quality International Cooperation Projects

    Support for the Development of International Cooperation Projects after Research

    Step 1
    Support for Research

    Q. What is a research program?

    research program refers to all preliminary activities that are necessary for international exchange and cooperation in the field of performing arts: collection of information on international performing arts markets, understanding of the current status of the markets, networking through meetings with those in the arts scene, discovery of new trends and ideas and exchange with local artists and troupes.

    Such research takes about seven days and includes visits to organizations, meetings with those in the arts scene and artists, watching performances, seminars and individual research.

    International partner organizations organize international research programs for Korean participants and KAMS provides Korean research programs for international participants.

    Q. What support is provided for the research program in step 1?

    The support is about paying the cost of the research activities including airfare and accommodation.

    Q. Who is eligible?

    Participants are Korean performing arts professionals including presenters, producers, managers, artists and planners. Genres and themes of research differ from country to country. So different qualifications are required for each country.

    Step 2
    Support for the Development of
    High-Quality International Cooperation Projects

    Q. What is “support for the development of high-quality international cooperation projects”?

    Targeting the participants of research in step 1, this second step supports the development of cooperation projects that are discussed or planned by Korean and international artists and troupes after the research.

    KAMS is willing to contribute to sustainable international exchange and cooperation by supporting diverse experiments and ideas developed through research, step by step.

    Q. What is “support for the development of high-quality international cooperation projects”?

    The support consists in paying the expense necessary for the development of international cooperation projects, including airfare and accommodation.

    Q. Who is eligible?

    This second step targets those who participated in the research program in step 1.

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