Tasmania to Jeju: Artistic and Cultural Exchange

Project Summary

13 August 2018

Sector: Arts and Culture
Country location: Australia, Republic of Korea
Grantee: Arts Tasmania, Department of State Growth

male dancer performing in a field of wheat

Joshua Lowe undertook a residency at PAF in North-East France in 2015 with funding from Arts Tasmania. Credit: Joshua Lowe.

Project Description

The Arts Tasmania Jeju residency is a reciprocal three-month artist residency exchange between Arts Tasmania and the Jeju Foundation for Arts and Culture and IAa Artspace in Jeju. In 2018 and 2019 artists from Korea and Tasmania will embed themselves in each other’s community, linking the arts, education, community and understanding through small-scale, personal interaction. These exchanges provide a framework for artists to act as cultural ambassadors, using the arts as a catalyst for cultural exchanges, building greater awareness and understanding between Australia and Korea. Not only will these residencies increase cultural understanding through direct people-to-people links, they will also expose artists to new cultural practices and artistic interpretations and enable them to share their knowledge and skills with other artists and institutions. The artists will engage with local communities through conversations, public talks and forums, collaborations, exhibitions and presentations. They will also intersect with larger arts and cultural organisations, universities and undertake field trips to experience the environment and culture of the respective country.

The Tasmanian Government has a sister state relationship between Jeju and Tasmania, and this artist residency exchange will build upon those existing government-to-government connections and potential collaborations in the future.

Key dates:

  • Successful residency recipients announced, Tasmania and Jeju, 23 August 2018
  • Residencies commence, Tasmania and Jeju Province, 01 September to 30 November 2018

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Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $22,970.00

Last Updated: 7 August 2018