Hello World,


Applications are now open for the 2014 – 2015 AUSTRALIA KOREA INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

VISIT HERE for more info or read our lovely media release below.

We look forward to seeing your applications and don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions.





This month, Motherboard Productions, the Brisbane-based creative team that impressed audiences with 지하 Underground at this year’s World Theatre Festival, team up with the Brisbane Powerhouse, REM Theatre and the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture to release a very special opportunity for emerging and professional artists.

Now in its 4th incarnation, The Australia-Korea International Cultural Exchange (AKICE) is a unique experience open to Australian and Korean physical theatre, dance, audio/visual artists (working in live performance) and theatre performers who have an interest in participating in genuine cultural and artistic exchange.

AKICE creates a forum for local artists to develop a transcultural dialogue with foreign artists in order to excavate their artistic practice and creative ideas.

The exchange will be conducted in two phases, with the first seeing two successful Australian applicants travel to Seoul, South Korea for 2.5 weeks in November/December 2014. The participants will be hosted in residence by the Seoul Art Space, Mullae; an organsiation governed by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, and will collaborate with their Korean counterpart in a full-time arrangement.

The exchange is reciprocal in nature and the second phase will see the Korean participants travel to Brisbane for a further 2.5 weeks in April 2015 to continue their collaboration with the Australian participants at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

“The community of artists that live and work between Korea and Australia is an open and generous family that will continue to support you and your practice in to the future.” Say producer of the program Dave Sleswick.

“We will encourage you to share your skills and knowledge and to offer your support and encouragement to those you meet throughout your life. This program is about community, eating and drinking together, ensemble, friendship, and a quality of artistic work that emerges as a result of these things.”

The late Roger Rynd – a man who dedicated his life to connecting the two cultures through art and social togetherness, initiated the exchange in 2010 together with his wife Catherine Pease of REM Theatre. Roger’s passing and legacy has created a deep drive to continue to build a common language between Australia and South Korea.

The 2011 Exchange program saw the development of a new work of dance-theatre called 대홍수 Deluge, which will premiere at this year’s Brisbane Festival, with AKICE participants Jeremy Neideck, Park Younghee and Tak Hoyoung.

“…we are thrilled to see such amazing connections and artistic products being spawned out of this particular program and are forever grateful to Roger for initiating this concept.” Sleswick adds.

“To be working with artists who you do not share a common language – and here I am not just referring to English, but also an artistic vocabulary – requires patience, a sense of humour and an open mind. But the rewards are lifelong and enduring” says Penny Harpham, a Melbourne-based theatre director and performer who participated in the 2013 program.

Applications are NOW OPEN and artists from all ways of life are highly encouraged to apply. Please contact Producer Dave Sleswick for further information or visit


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MEDIA CONTACT or for general enquiries:

Dave Sleswick
Director | Motherboard Productions
+61 (0) 423 882 988


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