Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Autumn in Seobuk Gangnu (North-West Pavilion) of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

Seobuk Gangnu boasts a magnificent wave of silver grass in autumn.
Enjoy the beautiful views of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a World Heritage site, before the autumn is over.

Seobuk Gangnu geographic locations ▼ (Click)

Walking along the Jangan Park in Suwon Hwaseong Fortress

The colorful autumn leaves and fallen leaves of Jangan Park has a picture-like scenery. With the yellow ginkgo tree leaves on the roadside and the fallen leaves on the park constructed along the wall from Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Janganmun Gate to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Hwaseomun Gate, you can enjoy great autumn made even better with a cup of coffee.

JANGAN PARK geographic locations ▼ (Click)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Open Call for OVERSEAS ARTISTS of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Theatre Festival 2015

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Theatre Festival(SHFTF) is organized by Suwon Cultural Foundation and it is ready to call for performing artists as follows.
SHFTF was founded in 1996 in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the construction of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and it is hosted by the Suwon city, Korea. 
Next year's festival will be held from 1st to 5th May taking place at one of UNESCO's world heritage site, the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, and around its area. 
To be more approachable to the Artists, SHFTF plans to select excellent performances through this open call. We hope that more artists who have passionate dream and infinite potential will participate in this open call and challenge their creativity.

○ Overview of SHFTF 2015
  • Name : Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Theatre Festival 2015
  • Period : 1st(Fri) ~ 5th(Tue) May 2015
  • Location : Hwaseong Haenggung Square, Suwon SK Artrium and in Suwon area
  • Content : Overseas Programs, Domestic Programs and University Theatre Festival, etc.
  • Host/Organizer : Suwon City, Korea / Suwon Cultural Foundation
○ Overview of Open call
  • Submission Period : 13th November ~ 14th December 2014
  • Genre
    - Outdoor performance
    - indoor performance
    - Street Theatre
    - All kinds of performing arts
  • Applicant qualification : Company or individual artist who are working for performing arts and performed in the international festival at least once.
  • Grant : Performance fee, technical support, airfare, accommodation, etc.
○ Submission
  • Submission method : Email or Airmail
  • Period : 13th November ~ 14th December 2014
  • Addressee
    - Email :
    - Airmail : Festival Planning Bureau(Suwon Cultural Foundation) postal code 442-030, 11 Haenggung-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon city, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
  • Submission documents
    - Application Form
    - Technical Rider 
    - Portfolio of the Performance 
       * Portfolio is recommended to contain about 5 images of the recent works
    - Full version of video
    ※ Note 
    - Please download attached files for the submission documents
    - Not allowed to apply with unprepared documents
○ Final Announcement
  • Period : Before end of January 2015
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted by email
    * If no one is sufficient, we may not select final candidates.
○ Inquiry
  • Direct call : +82-31-290-3582
  • email :
  • Website :

    ※ Please refer to the website.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Stage and audience bonds together at House Concert

‘House Concert’, an event that bonds performers and audience together, will be held at Suwon SK Atrium.
The concert is a special program planned for ‘Culture Day.’ The barrier between the stage and seats will be removed to enhance interaction between the artists and the audience. The audience will enjoy this new experience as they will be sitting around the artists on stage, close enough to feel their breathing and even their beads of perspiration.
‘Culture Day’ is a special program created by the Presidential Committee for Cultural Enhancement and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to promote easier access to culture. On the last Wednesday of each month, the cultural facilities that are operated by public institutions can be rented at a reasonable price.
‘House Concert’ of Suwon SK Atrium will offer 2 performances on October 29 and November 26. In the first concert, which will be held at 7:30pm on October 29, violinist Kyung Sun Lee and pianist Hyo-Sun Lim will demonstrate their elegant classical musical skills and give a commanding performance. In the second concert on November 26, Saenghwang artist Hyo Young Kim, pianist Kyung Hoon Park and cellist Chan Wook Kang will play in harmony to perform the wonderful sound of Korean Music.
Any member of the audience who wishes to appear on stage with the artists may apply at the ticket office from 1 hour prior to the performance. 50 applicants will be selected in order of arrival. Additionally, reservations for the House Concert of Suwon SK Atrium are available on Interpark and Suwon SK Atrium Webpage. The ticket price is KRW 10,000 won.

○ Date : October 29(Wednesday), November 26(Wednesday) 19:30
○ Venue : Suwon SK Atrium Grand Concert Hall