Open Call for Artist-in-Residence Program 2021 for Visual Arts

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Дедлайн: 30.06.2020



Artist-in-Residence Program 2021 for Visual Arts

Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. We switch between hosting visual artist and performing artist every year. In 2021, the program is open for visual artists / researchers.
More details here

For applying to this program, please send us a filled out application form in English or Japanese by E-mail, with the subject line “Application for AIR2021”.
E-mail address:


• Emerging artists and art researchers based on visual arts who have clear motivation to work and research in Kyoto.
*Applications by writers and cross-media artists are welcome to apply every year.
• Applicants must:
- organize a public program for Kyoto citizens during the residency.
- communicate in English or Japanese.


• Accommodation during the residency period.
• A studio for production and research at Kyoto Art Center.
• Round-trip air ticket from residential area to Kansai International Airport or Osaka International Airport.
• Production and research cost: JPY100,000 (including tax) for an individual or a group (not each member).
• Publicity
• Assistance by art coordinators.

Residency Period

Maximum 3 months during the period of April 1st [Thu], 2021 to March 31st [Thu], 2022.

How to Apply

Please send us a filled out application form in English or Japanese by E-mail.
*Please do not directly attach the image and video files on your e-mail, but write down the URL in the application form.
*Application form must be typed or clearly hand-written.


Application Period

April 1st [Wed] – June 30th [Tue] 23:59 JST,2020
*Applying outside of the application period are not accepted.



A screening committee consisting of arts professionals carefully reviews and evaluates applications. The result will be informed to all applicants by the end of October 2020.
Any enquiries for selection will not be answered.



• Artist fees and living expenses are not offered.
• Participants have to arrange their own delivery of materials required for production of works, rehearsals and researches.
• Participants must submit a report at the end of the program.
• Please inform beforehand if you bring your assistants or family. Any supports indicated in this guideline are only applied to the participants of the program.
• Participants are responsible for any unexpected accidents or sickness. Subscribing in travel insurance is strongly recommended.


Kyoto Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program
546-2 Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 JAPAN
TEL: +81- (0)75-213-1000 / FAX: +81-(0)75-213-1004
*Opening hours 10:00-20:00
*The center may temporary close for a regular check of equipment.


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