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Title 2014 Notice of Supporting Communities of Korean Culture
No Inquiry 1232 Date 2014/02/21

2014 Notice of Supporting Communities of Korean Culture

KOFICE (Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange) is pleased to support various events of communities of Korean Culture to vitalize their development. We look forward to have your attention and applications until 2nd March (Sun).

Supportive Subject
  ○ Korean culture related communities that regularly gather and throw events or plan activities in non-profit base. Activities can be related to K-Pop, Korea Dramas Movies, Korean, etc.
  ○ National and local recruitment is as follows (Total 14 regions):
    - France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Turkey, America (NY, LA), Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Russia
     ※ Community must be based in one of above regions.

Period of Applying and Supporting
  ○ Applying Period: 7th Feb (Fri) ~ 16th March (Sun), 2014 (In Korea standard time)
    ※ Recruitment deadline has been changed to March 16.
  ○ Announcement of Selection Results: within March
    ※ It will be announced on KOFICE homepage and by representatives’ email
  ○ Supporting Period: March.2014 ~ November.2014

How to support (the means of sponsorship)
  ○ Event budget support
   - Support 1~2 representative annual community events or regular base activities related to Korea culture.
   - Amount of sponsorship will be approximately USD$2,000~4,000 per each community.
    ※ Support expenses such as venue rental fee, food cost, sound system rental fee, etc.
    ※ Amount of sponsorship can be different according to the event size.
  ○ Korea culture related contents support (K-Pop CD or DVD, Korea accessories, etc)

  ○ To plan a KOFICE supported events with abundant Korea culture contents to settle as a representative annual activity of community. (Events must include more than one Korean culture-related program contents.)
  ○ To promote positively the event before and after by PR tools like SNS or media.
  ○ To make event official poster and promotional material.
  ○ (Important) When KOFICE supported event is held, community must submit necessary documentaries in detail according to the below process.
   - Before an event: 1) Event plan form 2) Budget plan form
   - After an event: 1) Event result report 2) Expenditure report
    ※ Event photos should be submitted with an event result report.
    ※ All receipts should be submitted with an expenditure report.
    ※ Each report forms will be delivered to only selected communities.

Evaluation Standards



   1) Size of the Community


   2) Community’s Activities (Previous & Current)


   3) Event Plan for 2014


   4) Expected Ripple Effect





  ※ ‘Regular and continuous based community activities’ of Korean culture may be favorably evaluated.
    ☞ Example) K-Pop dance workshops, K-Pop singing class, K-Drama screenings, etc.
  ※ To make the event more influential by getting fund raising from partnerships with related organizations may be favorably evaluated.
  ※ To make PR plan using media or press may be favorably evaluated.


How to apply
  ○ Application (in Korean or English)
   1) Application Form: In designated form (The attached file)
   2) Detailed Activity Plan for 2014: In free form (MS Word-max 2 pages / MS PowerPoint 5 slides)
      ※ Refer to the community activities by KOFICE homepage
  ○ Apply via E-mail to Ms. Hyelim-Kim:
     ※ Submitted documents will not be returned.

February of 2014
The Chairman of KOFICE
(Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange)