International Creator Residency Program

Opportunity

Tokyo Arts and Space (Tokyo, Japan)

"International Creator Residency Program" aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated international creators in the field of visual art, design, architecture, curation and administration and to give opportunities to work in Tokyo. 

The open-call program "International Creator Residency Program" (Theme Projects) for the period from May to July 2020, next summer when the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games are held, invites two international creators who would engage in creative activities based on the theme “Festivity in the City.” We will call for “Local Creator Residency Program” in autumn 2019 and 4 creators who work on the theme will seek to actively exchange ideas on the cultural differences in thoughts, recognitions, actions and languages, while working independently on their own projects. The result of their residency will be presented at the Open Studio and/or Result Presentation. 

Overview

A) Individual Projects  
Residency Period: 3 months in either of the following periods
① From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2020
② From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2021
Number of Creators: 4 in total (2 creators for each period)
Disciplines: Visual art, design, architecture, curation and administration
What TOKAS Residency offers: Airfare, living expenses (per diem), fee for creative work/project and living space (single room)
Studio/workspace: Shared studio

B) Theme Projects 
Based on the theme: "Festivity in the City"
Residency Period: 3 months from the beginning of May to the end of July, 2020
Number of Creators: 2
Disciplines: Visual art, design, and architecture
What TOKAS Residency offers: Airfare, living expenses (per diem), fee for creative work/project and living space (single room)
Studio/workspace: Shared studio

Download

1) International Creator Residency Program 2020
A) Individual Projects (Sept. - Nov., 2020 or Jan. - Mar., 2021)
- Outline_ICR2020.pdf 
- Application Package_ICR2020.zip

B) Theme Projects (May - July, 2020) 
- Outline_ICR2020_Theme.pdf
- Application Package_ICR2020_Theme.zip

*You may apply for more than two residency programs at the same time.
(Please check "Eligibility" in each outline). 
Please fill in each of application forms and send them together. 

*For Japanese applicants >> go to our website in Japanese

Application Deadline

Deadline for application (documents): June 28 (Fri), 2019, 18:00 (JST) 
Deadline for application (materials): July 5 (Fri), 2019, 18:00 (JST) 

How to apply

Download the "Outline" and "Application Package" above and send all materials to TOKAS Residency.

FAQ
Eligibility

Q1. I have participated in the Residency program before. Can I apply for these residency programs again? 
A. You can. However, if you have participated in the International Creator Residency Program or Local Creator Residency Program before, you cannot apply for the same program again.

Residence Facilities

Q2. What sorts of facilities do you offer to the successful candidates? 
A. Please read through Section "Residence Facilities" on the Application Outline. 

Applying as a Duo

Q3. If we apply for these programs as a duo, can we get the financial supports for each? 
A. No. Living expenses and fee for the creative work/project will be offered for one person. Airfare will be provided for both of the duo. 
(If either of the duo lives in Japan, TOKAS will provide the cost equivalent to the round trip travel expenses from the nearest station to his/her home to TOKAS Residency.) 

Q4. Can we apply together in one single application since we are working as a duo? 
A. Please fill in the Application Forms separately and send the forms together. However, please note that Section "Artist Statement, Purpose of your residency and Activity Plan"- 2) and 3) of the Application Form should be the same. 

Q5. Do you accept letters of recommendation provided as a duo? Or should we submit 2 individual letters each? 
A. We accept letters of recommendation provided for a duo. 

Other questions

Q6. Is it possible to travel around Japan for my artwork and research, or am I restricted to remain in Tokyo? 
A. Artists participating in the program are expected to focus on their new works during the residency period. If you need to stay outside our residency for your work or research, you have to consult in advance. 

Q7. Do I have to fund myself for additional accommodation and travel expenses elsewhere in Japan, or is there any help?
A. We will not provide any financial support for additional accommodation and travel expenses elsewhere in Japan. 

Q8. I applied for all of residency periods. Would it be possible to choose the period by myself if I were selected?
A. You are not able to choose a residency period. We will choose and make the decision. 

Q9. Can I bring my family/ partner with me? 
A. No. We offer accommodations only for the participating creators.

Inquiries

*For inquiries which are not listed in the FAQ part above, please contact us by e-mail by June 6 (Thu), 2019. 
We will update the FAQ on this website after June 13 (Thu), 2019. 
Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Jun 10th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Jun 28th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists