ACC CREATORS Residency Open Call

The National Asian Culture Center (ACC) is an international institution for artistic creation and cultural exchange, where innovative ideas and beliefs converge to generate new outcomes and are shared, promoting the diversity of Asian culture and art.

The ACC CREATORS Residency aims to build a sustainable platform at the intersection of arts and technology. It is dedicated to sharing forward-looking and creative ideas of creators—artists, experts, researchers, and engineers—and supporting the development and production of their projects.

We are seeking talented creators worldwide to participate in the ACC CREATORS Residency 2024 with experimental projects. We look forward to many expressions of interest and applications.

1. Overview

  • (Program)ACC CREATORS Residency 2024
  • (Theme)AI·Human·Multiverse
ThemeAI·Human·MultiverseThe ACC CREATORS Residency 2024 explores the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and human consciousness. It aims to reconsider how humans connect with non-human entities and extend this exploration to the relationships between humans and non-humans, as well as among non-humans themselves, to delve into principles and meanings that inform how the world and universe operate within a network of complex systems. Positioned within a multiverse framework, rather than a singular universe, the residency intends to stimulate contemplation on the evolution of human life and consciousness alongside advancements in AI and broaden our vision of humanity’s future through the lens of creators in the realm of arts and technology.
Keywords#artificialintelligence #humanandnon-human #technology #relationship #multiverse #future
  • (Category)Art & Technology
  • Installation and performance that align with the theme and utilize advanced technology such as AI-based mixed reality, audiovisual, robotics, IoT, motion capture, gaming, bioart, etc.
  • (Eligible Applicants)
  • Creators from Korea and abroad, including artists, researchers, and engineers, capable of developing and executing arts and technology projects.
  • (Number of Participants)8 teams (individuals or groups), with each group limited to a maximum of two members.
  • (Residency Period)From the end of July to the end of November 2024 (4 months)
  • (Residency Venue)ACT Studio(Complex Studio(ACT Studio2) Workroom) and Asia Plex Studio (accommodation)
  • (Residency Programs)Orientation, Expert Matching, Workshop, Research Tour, Lecture, Talk, etc.
  • (Open Studio Dates)Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24, 2024 (3 days) *TBC / Open Studio Showcase
  • (Open Studio Venue)Workroom provided at Complex Studio(ACT Studio2) and ACT Studio

Introduction to ACC Residency and ACT Studio

2. Eligibility and Support

  • (Eligibility)
  • Creators with experience in activities such as labs, projects, exhibitions, and performances in related fields, including the fusion of art & Technology, art, media, engineering, biotechnology, etc.
  • Individuals (including all group members) who have not participated in the ACC residency program within the last two years (2022-2023)
  • Group applications must not exceed two members.
  • Applicants must reside in Korea as of the move-in date. Foreign nationals must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residency.
  • (Support)
Project fee & StipendAirfare/TransportationWorkspaceAccommodation
22,000,000 KRW
(per project)
One roundtrip international flight ticket and one roundtrip domestic transportationACC ACT Studio
(Complex Studio(ACT Studio2), individual workroom per project)
Asia Plex Studio
(individual room)
  • For group selections, the project fee & stipend will be given to only one representative member of the group.
  • The project fee covers all expenses required for project concept development, creation, production, and demonstration. (See the application form and FAQ for details.)
  • International flight tickets will be provided only for non-South Korean nationals and South Korean nationals who have lived abroad for one year or more (as of the open call announcement date).
  • Access to studio space and equipment beyond Complex Studio (ACT Studio2) at ACT Studio is subject to prior arrangement and availability after move-in.
  • Support for space configuration and equipment for the open studio will be provided according to prior agreement.

3. Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Successful applicants are required to:
  • Submit confirmation of accident or travel insurance coverage for the residency period.
  • Engage in the development, research, creation, and presentation of their work by residing in Gwangju and utilizing the provided workroom (mandatory usage for a minimum of 10 days per month) during the residency period.
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of the workspace and accommodation facilities.
  • Submit an action plan and final report of the project.
  • Participate in the residency programs, including orientation, professional mentor matching, workshops, research tours, and lectures.
  • Participate in the Creators talks during the ACT Festival 2024. (27-29 Sept.)
  • Showcase the outcome of project at ACC CREATORS Open Studio (Showcase and presentation) and participate its program.
  • Participate in interviews and networking programs associated with the ACC CREATORS Residency.

4. Materials to Submit

  • Application form (including Project Proposal and Personal Information Collection and Usage Agreement) in the designated layout (Attachment).
  • CV in any layout.
  • Portfolio (including work descriptions and links to videos) in any layout.
  • Download and complete the application form from the website.
  • For group applications, one member should apply as the representative, listing the group’s name and all members with a CV and portfolio for each member.
  • Foreign national applicants must attach a copy of their passport.
  • Attachments should not exceed 50MB per file.
  • All documents must be submitted in PDF format.

5. How to Apply

  • (Announcement Period)Monday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • (Application Period)Monday, April 15 – Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 23:59 KST
  • (How to Apply)Sign up on the website ( and apply online.
  • Online applications only. Postal or in-person submissions will not be accepted.
  • For group applications, the representative member must sign up on the website and apply under their name.
  • Submitted materials will not be returned.
  • We advise submitting early to avoid any potential issues due to increased website traffic near the deadline.
  • In case of any issues, such as system capacity limitations, please contact the office for assistance.
  • You can check the status of your application and your application number on the website under My Page > Ticket Management > Reservation confirm > Submission Program.

6. Selection

  • (Selection Method)A jury committee will evaluate the suitability of applicants’ projects based on the submitted materials (application form, CV, portfolio).
  • (Selection Process)(1st Round) Document Review → (2nd Round) Online Presentation and Interview → Announcement of successful applicants
  • (Selection Schedule)
  • 1st Round for Document Review: Monday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 22, 2024 *TBC
  • 1st Round Result Announcement: Friday, May 24, 2024 *TBC
  • 2nd Round for Online Presentation and Interview: Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 7, 2024 *TBC
  • The above dates are subject to change.
  • Applicants who pass the 1st round will be individually notified with instructions for the interview and presentation.

7. Announcement of Selection

  • (Announcement Method)Selection results will be announced via a notice on the ACC website.
  • (Announcement Date)Monday, June 10, 2024 *TBC

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    April 30, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
  • Location
  • Organizer
  • Category