Monday, November 16, 2015

Open Call for International Performing Artists of Suwon Theatre Festival 2016

Suwon Theatre Festival is ready to celebrate its 20th anniversary and call for the international performing artists for the 2016 festival.
Suwon Theatre Festival was founded in 1996 in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the construction of the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, which is UNESCO’s world heritage site, and it is  organized by the Suwon Cultural Foundation and hosted by Suwon city of Korea.

Next year’s festival will be held from 5th to 8th May in the big event of ‘2016 Visit Suwon Hwaseong Year’ and through this open call, we will select fresh and excellent performances.
We hope that more artists who have passionate mind and infinite potential will participate in this open call and challenge their creativity.

01. Overview of Suwon Theatre Festival 2016
  • Period : 5th (Thu) ~ 8th (Sun) May 2016, 4days
  • Location : Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Square and in Suwon area
  • Contents : International and domestic performances, University theatre festival, etc.
  • Host/Organizer : Suwon City, Korea / Suwon Cultural Foundation
  • Sponsor : Ministry of Culture, Spots and Tourism, Korea Local Promotion Foundation 
02. Overview of Open call
  • Submission Period : 12th November ~ 13th December 2015
  • Genre
    - Outdoor and indoor performances
    - Street theatre
    - All kinds of performing arts and theatre
  • Applicant qualification : Company or individual artist who are working for the performing arts and performed in the international festival at least once.
  • Grant : Performance fee and technical support, airfare, accommodation, etc.(further discussion)
03. Submission
  • Submission method : Email or Airmail
  • Period : 12th November ~ 13th December 2015
  • Addressee
    - Email :
    - Airmail : Festival Planning Bureau(Suwon Cultural Foundation) postal code 16261, 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 3 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
    - Application form should be written in English.
04. Final Announcement
  • Period : Before end of January 2016
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted by email
    * If no one is sufficient, we may not select final candidates.

05. Inquiry
  • Direct call : +82-31-290-3582
  • Email :
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