Korean Cultural Service New York <2015-2016 Open Stage> Guidelines(CLOSED)

Application Deadline: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5PM


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The Korean Cultural Service New York presents an opportunity for talented performers/performing arts organizations to present their works in New York City through the <2015-2016 Open Stage> public contest. Selected performers/performing arts organizations will have the chance to co-host the event and to be featured in one performing arts series at the Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service New York, at the Theatre of the Flushing Town Hall, or at the La MaMa Theatre during the 2015-2016 season. Deadline for submission is 5PM, July 10 (Friday), 2015. Please review the guidelines carefully before completing the application form. 

I. Overview

  1. Title : 2015-2016 Open Stage
  2. Purpose : To support the revitalization of the creative arts through offering performance opportunities to talented performers/performing arts organizations
  3. Performance Venues :
    • Applicants (except for those applying to the Dance genre) can choose A and/or B)
      A) Korean Cultural Service NY (460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)
      B) Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354)
    • DANCE genre applicants can choose C and/or D
      C) Korean Cultural Service NY (460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)
      D) La MaMa Theatre (66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003)
  4. Performance Schedule
    • Korean Cultural Service NY
      • Exact performance dates (between October 2015 – June 2016) will be decided after discussion with selected performers/performing arts organizations
      • All performances start at 7 PM
    • Flushing Town Hall
      • Exact performance dates (between October – December 2015 ; February – April 2016) will be decided after discussion with the Flushing Town Hall and selected performers/performing arts organizations
      • All performances start at 8 PM
    • La MaMa Theatre
      • The Exact performance date (in May 2016) and the performance space will be decided after discussion with the La MaMa Theatre and the selected performer/performing arts organization
      • The Performance starts at 8 PM


II. Application Genre Categories

  1. Music : Korean Traditional Music, Classical Music, Jazz, etc.
  2. Dance : Korean Traditional Dance, Contemporary/Modern Dance, Ballet, etc.
  3. Theater : Plays, Musical Theater, etc.
  4. Multidisciplinary : Mime, Nonverbal Performance, Korean Traditional Folk Theater, etc.


III. Application Requirements & Regulations

  1. All applicants should meet at least one of the two following conditions:
    - Applicants should include at least one Korean or Korean-American artist
    - Applicants should perform a work that includes a Korean cultural component
  2. All performances are FREE and open to the general public
  3. One performance per performer/performing arts organization
  4. The length of the entire performance must not exceed two hours (including intermission)
  5. If applicable, Applicants must acquire the legal rights to perform the script/musical piece or receive any necessary permission for the performance
  6. For continued support in providing performance opportunities to performers/performing arts organizations through the Open Stage program, Korean Cultural Service New York has the following eligibility regulations:
    • Applicants who intend to fundraise through a benefit event supported by 2015-2016 Open Stage are NOT eligible
    • Applicants who are NOT selected as a recipient for the 2015-2016 season are eligible to re-apply for Open Stage the following year
    • Applicants who are selected as a recipient in 2015-2016 are NOT eligible to re-apply for Open Stage for the following two years
    • Applicants who were selected as a recipient in the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons are NOT eligible to re-apply for Open Stage 2015-2016


IV. Selection Process and Methods

  1. A judge panel formed of specialists in the performing arts industries will review all application materials and evaluate applicants based on a selection criteria
  2. The panel holds the right to make the final decision of the performance venue for each selected performer/performing arts organizations based on the selected criteria


V. Benefits for Selected Recipients

  1. A stage will be provided for the performance at the Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY, the Theatre at the Flushing Town Hall, or the La MaMa Theatre
  2. Technical support: Please refer to the Appendix
  3. Support for advertising and PR for the performance including multiple PR components
  4. A section in the 2015-2016 Open Stage Program Book
  5. The Korean Cultural Service New York will provide a small artist fee to the selected performers/performing arts organizations after completion of the performance
  6. Rehearsal space
    • Korean Cultural Service NY
      • Before the performance date, one rehearsal opportunity is available from 6-9 PM
      • On the performance day, rehearsal space is available from 6-7 PM.
    • Flushing Town Hall
      • On the performance day, rehearsal space will be available from 9 AM until 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance
    • La MaMa Theatre
      • On the performance day, rehearsal space will be available from 9 AM until 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance
  7. Reception will be provided for the audiences
    • Korean Cultural Service New York will provide refreshments for each performance

    *Korean Cultural Service New York, Flushing Town Hall, and La MaMa Theatre will not sponsor U.S. Visas for the performers or provide funds for the expenses of hotels, meals, transportation, and studio rentals for extra rehearsals.


VI. Application Schedule and Required Documents

  1. Application Deadline: 5 PM, July 10 (Friday), 2015
  2. Announcement of Results : By August 2015, the Korean Cultural Service New York will notify recipients individually via telephone and/or email
  3. Documents and Materials for Submission: The application must be filled out in the prescribed format. Please download the form from the Korean Cultural Service New York’s website
    Required: 5 (Five) completed application forms
    Required: Work Samples (Video, Audio, Photos, Scripts, etc)
    (If this performance is a premiere, you must submit work samples of your past production/performances)
    • Optional : Other materials if applicable
  4. Address for Submission:
    Korean Cultural Service New York (460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)
    Application postmark deadline is July 10th, 2015 at 5 PM (EDT)
    All correspondence and application forms should be addressed to

    Attn: <2015-2016 OPEN STAGE> Application
    Korean Cultural Service New York
    460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022


VII. Additional Information

  1. Performance space and dates are subject to change depending on the final results of the public contest
  2. The Korean Cultural Service New York will retain all submitted documents and materials that are received. KCSNY is unable to return submitted work samples
  3. Contact : Korean Cultural Service New York, Performing Arts Manager, Young Hwan Choi (youngchoi@koreanculture.org, 212-759-9550 ext.205) or Hyo Han (hhan@koreanculture.org, 212-759-9550 ext.210)


VIII. Appendix

  1. Venue Specifications
     

     

    • Korean Cultural Service NY – Gallery Korea
      • Seating Capacity: 120 max
      • Size of space: 2000 sq. ft.
      • Sound systems: TC Electric M. One XL Technology Dual Effects Processor, dbx 166XL Compressor, dbx 1231 Graphic EQ, Crown XS1200 Power Amp, Mackie 1604-VL23 (16ch) Mixer, Shure SM-58 UHF Wireless Hand Held and Pin Mic (speech), JBL Cab25 speaker
      • Projectors
      • KAWAI Grand Piano
      • Lighting systems: Track Lighting for Art Gallery system. Over 30 Line Voltage Step Cylinder 703 Track Head by WAC Lightings available
      • To download the floor plan with track lighting: Click here to download KCS Floor Plan with Track Lighting 
       
    • Flushing Town Hall – Theatre
      • Seating Capacity: 308
      • The theatre space is state-of-the-art with over 200 lights, digital sound equipment, a Steinway Grand Piano, projector and video equipment.
      • Grid to House Floor: 20 ft 6 in
      • House Floor to Stage Floor: 4 ft 1in
      • Grid to Stage Floor: 16 ft 7in
      • Stage Width: 28 ft
      • Stage Depth: 17ft
      • Size of House Floor: 2000 sq. ft.
      • To download the seating chart and venue specifications: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/production-space
      • For additional questions regarding FTH’s theatre/tech specs, please contact FTH’s Director of Production at 718-463-7700 ext. 230 or mriggs@flushingtownhall.org
       
    • La MaMa Theatre
      • The performance space will be decided after discussion with the La MaMa Theatre and the selected performer/performing arts organization
      • For additional information: http://lamama.org/rentals/summer-theatre-rentals/ 
       
  2. Venue Sample Photo

  • Korean Cultural Service NY – Gallery Korea 

  • Flushing Town Hall – Theatre 
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