Bucheon City of Literature in South Korea are launching a residency programme of for writers, translators and cartoonists of comics and graphic novels. The residency is for writers and artists who live in member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network or who have been recommended by the Creative Cites offices.
Bucheon began to take note of the potential of ‘culture’ 20 years ago. Since then, the city has worked hard to promote the cultural content industry by building cultural infrastructure for comics, animation, film, music and libraries. In under 50 years, Bucheon has transformed from an agricultural rural area to an industrial city and now to a city of culture. Koreans now recall not a ‘manufacturing town’ next to Seoul but ‘cartoons’ and ‘film festivals’ whenever the city of Bucheon is mentioned.
The residency will run for 4-6 weeks from October-November 2021 and provides:
- Accommodation for 4-6 weeks
- Food expenses of up to about 850 dollars USD based on actual expenditure.