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09 Jun 2019

Kinosaki International Arts Center - performing arts residency call 2020-2021

montage of performing arts projects carried out at KIAC

Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Artist-In-Residence program at Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC), a creative residence facility in Japan centered on the performing arts.

KIAC is situated in Kinosaki Onsen, a hot spring town blessed with a 1300-year history. Kinosaki is located in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is well known for its rich natural environment and for having successfully reintroduced the Oriental White Stork back into the wild. KIAC is a facility where artists can concentrate on their creative activities. Since 2014, many artists have stayed here to create pieces of work that have then been spread both throughout Japan and overseas.

Artist-in-Resident program select projects with the potential to excel in any of the following criteria: ≪Diffusibility≫, ≪Internationality≫, ≪Locality≫, ≪Innovativeness≫ and ≪Artistic Potential≫. In addition to spreading excellent art projects and activities in Toyooka/Kinosaki, artists are expected to meet the locals and tourists to create a place for new interactions.

Intended program period: 1st April 2020 – 31st March 2021

Eligible projects
The following two points are necessary application requirements:
・The project should be focused on modern performing arts.
In addition to artistic activities and research, it is possible for art-related personalities to hold events such as lectures and symposiums.
・The project should be realizable (artists must provide results of past activities, production and budget plans, schedules and any other document that can certify the project can be appropriately managed and carried out effectively.
*Whether artists choose to have a public performance or not does not affect the selection process.

Deadline for applications: 9 June 2019