Application for ‘Special Music & Art Festival 2019’

Application period: March 14th, 2019~ June 2, 2019

For more information please visit http://specialmusicfestival.com/2019/index_eng.html


Festival Overview

Date : July, 15th (Mon) ~ 19th (Fri) / 4 nights and 5 days
Venue : Yong Pyeong Resort/ Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort
Host : Special Olympics Korea
Organizer : Special Music & Art Festival Organizing Committee
Sponsors : Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, and more to join

Application Eligibility

Artists (Mentee) MUST:

- Be with intellectual challenges, autistic disorder, or down syndrome
- Be 12 years of age or older
- Have more than an year of music experience

Guardian (Accompanying Mate) MUST:

- Be at the age of 19 or older
- Does know well his/her mentee (e.g. Legal guardians, Siblings, Teachers)
- Could communicate in English

* Those who participated in one of the previous Special Music & Art festivals can still participate again at their own expenses.

Fees

Application Fee: No application fee is required

Transportations

- Complimentary round-trip flight tickets will be provided to 1 mentee per country.
*Mates need to pay for the flight tickets at their own expenses.
- Flight tickets for any additional participants are at their own expense

Additional applicants from the same country

- Those additional applicants from the same country who are not selected to be supported by Special Music & Art Festival Organizing Committee still can participate in the festival at their own expense after the video audition process

On-Site Costs

- Accommodations are provided for all participants
(1 mentee & 1 mate), except for the additional participants mentioned in Transportations
- Meals are provided for all participants (1 mentee & 1mate) except for the additional participants mentioned in Transportations
- Any other extra expenses must be their own responsibilities
- Full accommodations are provided for all participants during the special tour of Seoul.


Application Process

Mentee

- Complete the application process on our official website (http://specialmusicfestival.com)
- In order to complete the application, be prepared to provide us with:
 · Consent form with the legal guardian’s signature
 · A copy of welfare card or medical proof of disability
 · A profile photo
 · A copy of passport

Mate

- Complete the application process on our official website (http://specialmusicfestival.com)
- In order to complete the application, be prepared to provide us with:
 · A profile photo
 · A copy of passport
 · Detailed background information of the mentee

Application Review

- Audition will be carried out by mentor professors, based on the performance video submitted
- A careful review process will be conducted
- If multiple applicants from a country apply, those who meet the following criteria will have priority
 · Recommendation letter from state institutions or its equivalent institutions
 · Experience(s) of winning international or national music event

Participant Confirmation Application Review

- An invitation letter will be sorted out and sent to the mentees and mates who made it through our selection process
- An official announcement will also be posted on our official website





Miro Yoon