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13 Jun 2016

Kinosaki International Arts Center | performing arts residency call


Applications are now open for the 2017 Artist in Residence Program at Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC), a creative residence facility centered around the performing arts. KIAC is a facility where artists can concentrate on their creative activities, and since 2014 many artists have stayed here to create pieces of work which have then spread throughout Japan and overseas.

Kinosaki International Arts Center is situated in Kinosaki Onsen town, a Japanese hot spring town blessed with 1300 years of history. Kinosaki is located in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture (north of Kyoto), which is well known for its rich natural environment and successful reintroduction story of Oriental White Storks.

Coming into the fourth year of the residence program, the 2017 selection criteria will be based upon previous production results, as well as the presence of the following characteristics in the proposed works: potential for diffusion, internationality, regionality, innovation and future promise.


Through this residence program, we hope to create opportunities for exchange and creativity between artists, local residents and tourists.

Application details
■ Intended time period: 
1st April 2017- 31st March 2018

■ Activities which can be applied for
The following two points are necessary application requirements:

・Creations should be focused on modern performing arts.
As well as artistic activities and research, it should also be possible to hold and participate in lectures and symposiums.
・Activities should be realizable (provide results of past activities, the production plan, budget plan, project scale, schedule etc.) Activities should be able to be appropriately managed and carried out.


Kinosaki International Arts Center will support the artists with:
1.) Free use of Kinosaki International Arts Center hall, studios.
2.) Free use of residences (=accommodation. Possible up to 22 guests).

The application deadline is Monday 13th June 2016.

See website for full application guidelines