|Korean Culture Festival at U.S. Universities Application (PDF)|
|Korean Culture Festival at U.S. Universities Application (Word)|
Please read the following guidelines before submitting your application. For specific questions, please contact Mr. Won Gi You (Program Coordinator at Washington D.C. Office) via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202)419-3400.
Eligible Applicants: Korean-American or Korea-related student associations throughout universities across the United States, including graduate school organizations, are eligible to apply. If possible, we encourage undergraduate and graduate associations from the same university to collaborate and apply as one applicant.
Activities Eligible for Support: Events consisting of film, food, and/or arts & culture, targeted for the general student populations in the applicant’s universities, are eligible for funding. Related academic activities such as seminars or lectures will be considered as well. The grant is generally used for the following purposes:
- Korean Film Festival: A Korean Film Festival consists of featuring multiple films (with English subtitles) to the general student population and local community over a concentrated period of time. As of 2013, KITA is no longer provided a DVD sets and it was the responsibility of the student association to find films to show with their own means and to gain legal copyright access to the films.
- Korean Arts & Culture Events: A Culture Show showcases traditional and contemporary Korean arts & culture (dance, music, art, clothing, recreational activities, etc).
- Korean Food Event: A Korean food-tasting event is encouraged to be presented in conjunction with the film festival to promote Korean food as well as to create a more festive atmosphere. Alternatively, depending on the event scale and creativity, a food festival can be the main event.
- Other Korea-Related Events: Relevant seminars, presentations, and other creative events, designed to help students at U.S. universities as well as the local communities enhance their understanding of Korean history, culture and arts, are also eligible for support.
* The Festival may be a large-scale one/ two day program incorporating film, food, and arts & culture or it can be divided into several major events during 2017 Spring Semester.
** The grant may NOT be used for support activities that are only exclusive for organization members or general activities of the organization that does not pertain to Korea-related activities mentioned above.
Events should be conducted during the period from mid-February 2017 through May 30, 2017. Each applicant should schedule the event(s) in consideration of its university’s academic calendar.
3. Event Support
The Sponsors intend to select around 7-14 student associations that will each be provided with financial support of $1,000-$2,000. Additionally, KF will provide a copy of its arts & culture magazine, “Koreana” and other Korean culture related materials. Host associations are encouraged to display the resources provided.
- Application Form: Along with the submission of an application form, applicants are encouraged to provide additional materials to support the applicant’s event plans and to describe previous activities undertaken to promote Korean culture. Applicants are required to assure the Sponsors they can procure or have access to a suitable venue and equipment, such as an auditorium with a movie screen and beam-projector, for the Korean film festival, and for the Korean food-tasting event.
- Deadline for Application: The application should be submitted online by January 27, 2017.
5. Screening Process
The sponsors will review applications based on the following criteria:
- Whether the planned event(s) fulfills the purpose of this program
- The level of thought and dedication put into planning the event(s)
- The components of the event(s) (what, when, who, where, etc.)
- The scale of the event(s) in terms of how effectively they will raise awareness and interest about Korea and its culture
For those who have received the grant before and are reapplying, please keep in mind that you are not guaranteed selection. You will be evaluated based on the same criteria above along with the outcome of your past events.
6. Notification of Support
Individual applicants will be notified of the results by Mid-February
(*Please note that the notification date may be subject to change.)
7. Final Report Submission
All recipient student associations are required to submit a final report, in accordance with the prescribed report form, within a month after the event’s conclusion and/or by June 1, 2017. The report should include a written narrative as well as photos and/or video clip links.