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23 Jul 2014

S-AIR Frontier residencies in Japan | ASEAN + Philippines artists


Under the S-AIR FRONTIER programme, NPO S-AIR is offering a residency opportunity in Sapporo and Tokachi in Japan to one visual artist from an ASEAN country. A 2nd residency in Sapporo and Tokyo is open to artists from the Philippines only. The residencies are for 60 days during October-December 2014.

For the ASEAN residency, applicants must neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and they must be a national of the following ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos.

S-AIR will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn about Japan, communicate with Japanese artists and local community, and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists. This is an opportunity for artists who work in visual arts.

Term of the ASEAN Residency: 60 day residency between 3rd October – 3rd December 2014 to be arranged with S-AIR

Areas of Practice: All kinds of discipline within the context of visual art

Support includes:

  • Travel costs (up to 170,000 yen) in exchange with receipts and boarding passes

  • Material Fees (up to 150,000 yen in total) in exchange with receipts
    30,000 yen for the workshop in Tokachi; 120,000 for the exhibition in Sapporo)

  • Daily allowance (3,500 yen)

  • Accommodation: a rented single room with small working space with an internet connection
    Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided

  • Free pay-as-you-go mobile phone rental (call credits are not included)

  • Utility bills (water, gas and electricity)

The successful candidate will be staying in Sapporo as well as in Tokachi, east Hokkaido, in partnership with T-AIR, and will be expected to produce new works and will be encouraged to experiment in their own field. A collaborative work or project within the community is desirable. The artist is required to give a workshop in Tokachi, and then give a lecture and hold an exhibition in Sapporo as a result of the residency.

The successful candidatewill also be required to provide reports of their residency to S-AIR at the end of their residency and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan)– this could mean an exhibition, a series of presentations or artists talks, or publication of articles, which have to be reported to S-AIR.

DEADLINE for applications: 23 July 2014

A 2nd S-AIR residency opportunity in Sapporo and Tokyo (for Filipino artists) is open to artists from the Philippines only - same deadline - see dates and application details on link.

S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, to run an artist-in-residence programme in Sapporo, Japan. Since it was approved to be a non-profit organisation in 2004, S-AIR started a 10-year collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, S-AIR has moved its office to central Sapporo, and so far has hosted 81 participants in total from 33 countries and regions over the period of 15 years (by June 2014).