KAMS Publishing Korean Art: publication support program

Korea Arts Management Service, Seoul / South Korea

September 6, 2021

Application deadline: September 24, 4pm

Korea Arts Management Service
3F, Daehak-ro 57, Jongno-gu
03082 Seoul
South Korea

T +82 2 708 2229
F +82 2 2098 2242
[email protected]

Eligible applicants
Authors, museums, universities, research institutes, or publishers in and outside of Korea that are looking to publish books on Korean visual arts abroad.

Eligible publications
Topics may include introduction to and discourse on Korean visual arts or books falling under the following: Art history; tendencies & trends; critics and theory; on-the-spot introduction to Korean contemporary arts. Catalogs of a single artist's work or periodicals(such as magazines or journals) are not the intended target of KAMS support.

The publication must be completed within the project period, which can be set for up to three years.

Grant amount
KAMS can fund a maximum of KRW 50 million (approximately USD 44,000) for the expenses of a book; the publisher can choose items among fees for manuscript writing, translation, editing, production cost, image copywriting and others. 

–Applicant must have completed prior consultation with the overseas publisher on budget execution and the publisher’s project requirements and submit an acknowledgement letter from the publisher (see enclosed designated form).
With confirmed contract: both the acknowledgement letter and a signed copy of the publishing contract with the overseas publisher to be submitted.
Without confirmed contract: first submit the acknowledgement letter from the overseas publisher.
*If selected after submitting only the acknowledgement letter, failure to submit the publishing contract by November 14 shall result in cancellation of selection.
–The grant amount applied is capped at 80 percent of the total publication budget; the overseas publisher must cover more than 20 percent of the budget.
–Applicant is advised to include the author’s writing fees in the application; publishing contract is required to include the author’s royalty agreement.
–If the applicant receives support on manuscript writing, translation, or publication from another organization, it must be stated in the application form. Duplicate grant amounts will not be awarded on overlapping items.
–Number of first edition prints must exceed 1,000; number of pages excluding images must exceed 40 A4-size pages.
*However, if the book is to be published as an e-book or open-source, first edition prints may be subject to negotiation.

How to apply
–Application period: August 20–September 24, 2021, 4pm (KST)
–Online submission: art-trans [​at​] Please download and fill out the application here and submit it with the required documents.
–Required documents: (1) Applicant’s resume (2) Application form (standardized format) (3) Acknowledgement letter from publisher (standardized format) (4) Publication contract(Optional) (5) Table of contents, book overview, and brief outline of each chapter (6) Overseas publisher’s portfolio covering the last three years (emphasis on visual arts publications) (7) Author's reume

Visual Art Planning Team, Korea Arts Management Service(KAMS): art-trans [​at​] / vy617 [​at​]