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31 Jul 2015

Akiyoshidai International Art Village | residency call


Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV), Japan - open call for trans_ Residence Support Program for  2 month residencies, early 2016. Theme:´The Features of This Land´

Deadline: 31 July (JST)

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert.
The Residence Support Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects. Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.

Residency period: 16 January (Sat) – 10 March (Thu), 2016 [55 days]

Numbers of artists accepted:
(1) 3 artists (2 of international, 1 of Japanese), under 40 years old.
(2) Artists who work on the theme above.
(3) You may apply as a group no larger than 2 artists.

 Artists who must be able:
(1) to communicate in English or Japanese.
(2) to stay at AIAV during the designated period of time.
(3) to participate in all pubic programs, e.g. open studio, presentations and talks and to create new work.
(4) to participate in the exchange programs for local community, e.g. talks, lectures and outreach programs.
(5) to provide images and documentations, e.g. pictures and videos, for publicity and archiving in accordance with AIAV’s request.
(6) to take part in educational programs at local schools and universities in English or Japanese.
(7) to work and live independently.
(8) to present the results of the residence program, e.g. exhibitions, reviews or talks outside Japan within a year after the program.

(1) Travel expenses: A one time round trip from your neighboring international airport to AIAV (Economy class air tickets for international flights, domestic flights and/or domestic railway tickets)
(2) Accommodation at AIAV (private room with bath/toilet)
(3) Studio (assignment will be arranged after due deliberation: artists may have to share with others)
(4) Production expenses:  200,000 yen
(5) Per diem: 2,800 yen x days of the program