[Open Call] 2015 YATOO International Artist in Residence Program


YATOO International Artist in Residence Program 2015


YATOO International Artist in Residence Program, operated by the Korean Artists’ Association-YATOO, provides an environment in which artists are able to concentrate on their artwork while surrounded by beautiful, tranquil nature in order for artists from all over the world to mutually interact and exchange artstic views.

Artists participating in this residency program may encounter the world of nature art created by the artists – the members of YATOO - who have been working in nature and have an opportunity to exhibit and exchange their insights with a new artistic study based on different views about nature.

As the ecosystem deteriorates because of environmental destruction, this residency program hopes to find a way to develop new nature art aesthetics to create co-existing harmony between humans and nature.





1. Program Outline

■ Purpose
» To support artists developing new ideas about nature art and deepening their artistic practice
■ Venue
» 181 Wongolyesul-gil, Sinpung-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 314-882, Republic of Korea
■ Facility
» Bedrooms (3 individual rooms, 2 double rooms), Indoor exhibition rooms (Exhibition room 1, 2), Studio (indoor/outdoor), Garden (for outdoor exhibitions), Lounge, Kitchen and Bathroom
» Wireless internet is provided
» Transportation: local bus to Gongju (about 30min.), express bus between Seoul and Gongju (about 90 min.) are available
Bicycles are available to access some places near the residence area
■ Eligibility
» Artists who want to express a new perspective about nature through their own artistic words
■ Application Field
» Artwork that relates to nature and expresses aspects of contemporary art in any visual art field such as painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photo, video, new media, performance, etc.
» The artists are responsible for providing their own tools and materials (Some basic tools are available)
» It may be possible to find some nature materials near the site (In particular cases, some materials may be supplied)
■ Hosted by
Korean Artists' Association
■ Supported by
Arts Council Korea, Chungnam arts and Culture Foundation, Chungcheongnam-do, Gongju city

2. How to Apply

■ Period and Number of Artists
» Residency period: May to June, 2015 (1H) / September to November, 2015 (2H)
(Available for minimum 1 month up to a maximum 3 months)

<First Half (1H) Residency (May to June, 2015)>
· 1H - 1 month: from June
· 1H - 2 months: from May
· Exhibition: (Sat) June 27th, 2015

» Number of artists: around 10 artists
» Maximum number of artists during the same period: Maximum 3 or 4 artists

■ Application
» Period: April 1st - April 25th, 2015 (First half) / May 11th – May 30th, 2015 (Second half)
» Application method: May be received by e-mail or post
- E-mail:
- Post: Korean Nature Artists’ Association-YATOO
98, Yeonmisangogae-gil, Wooseong-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 314-861 Republic of Korea

■ Application Materials
» Application form
※ The documents submitted will not be returned
※ Any falsification of documents will result in the cancellation of selection

3. Selection Progress

■ Selection
» Selected by the Artist Selection Committee

■ Notification of the Selection
» Selected candidates will be notified via e-mail
※ The schedule may be adjusted depending on circumstances


4. Obligations and Support

■ Obligations
» Artists must strictly follow the terms and conditions of YATOO AIR (YATOO International Artist in Residence Program)
(Detailed terms and conditions will be given)
» Artists must participate in the presentation of artists’ work※ and report on the exhibition result※

1) General Program: Individual work (compulsory), Collaboration project, Presentation, Open Studio
2) Exhibition (compulsory): Solo or Group
3) Additional Programs: Nature Art Workshop, Artist talk, Educational program, Connecting with local residents, Collaboration with others including supporting businesses

※ Presentation of Artists’ Work
- Artists research individual works and give a presentation for students, children and local residents
※ Exhibition
- Artists present the outcome of the residency in an exhibition (Artists may add more works from home if needed)
- Venue: YATOO Nature Art House indoor exhibition rooms and outdoor spaces
(Ability to open an exhibition at the Nature Art Center, Yeonmisan Nature Art Park, or Geumgang Nature Art Park if necessary)

■ Conditions
» Space Support: Accommodation, Studio, Exhibition space
» Program Support:
- An opportunity to participate in YATOO Nature Art Workshop
- Ability to participate in educational programs and activities (Payment may be available)
- Possibility to be recommended to national or international exchange programs
» Artist Supporting Fee
- ₩1,000,000(KRW) for 1 month and ₩1,300,000(KRW) for 2 months.
(This fee covers basic needs, for instance: expenses of artists’ meals, materials and transportation. Artists are responsible for covering their airfare.)
- Exhibition PR, banners, and leaflets
※ The contents of the support listed above may change depending on the type of residency.
※ We would be very pleased if you leave the works completed during the residency as your donation. Your work will be a part of the Nature Art collection of YATOO Nature Art Center.

5. Contact Information

■ YATOO Nature Art House
» Assistant Curator: Saemina Heo
» Tel: +82 (0)41-853-8828
» E-mail:
» Address: Korean Nature Artists’ Association-YATOO
98, Yeonmisangogae-gil, Wooseong-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 314-861 Republic of Korea
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