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2018.05.25

【TOKAS Residency】 Open Call for the Residency Programs 2019!!

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Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) offers artist-in-residence programs for international and local creators working in various fields to stay, engage in creation and conduct research activities. We also provide creators with the opportunities to exchange creative ideas and to present the results of their residency at Open Studio, talks and other events. We are now calling for creators participating in three residency programs: "International Creator Residency Program," "Local Creator Residency Program" and "Research Residency Program".

We are pleased to announce that we resume the "Local Creator Residency Program" in 2019. We are calling for two local creators in Japan who will stay at TOKAS Residency from September to November, 2019 and engage in creative activities based on the theme: "Myth-understanding." We also call for two participating creators in the "International Creator Residency Program" to work on the same theme during the same period from September through November, 2019. The four creators will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and have a dialogue based on the theme, while working independently on their own projects. The result of their residency will be presented at Open Studio and/or Result Presentation.

1) International Creator Residency Program 2019

 A) Individual Projects 
  Residency Period: 3 months in either of the following periods
  ① Beginning of May, 2019 - end of July, 2019
  ② Beginning of January, 2020 - end of March, 2020
  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 board (single room)
  Studio/workspace: Shared studio

 B) Theme Projects
  Based on the theme: "Myth-understanding"
  Residency Period:
  3 months from the beginning of September, 2019 to
  the end of November, 2019
  Number of Creators: 2
  Disciplines: Visual art, design, architecture and curation
  What TOKAS Residency offers:
  Airfare, living expenses (per diem), fee for creative work/project
  and board (single room)
  Studio/workspace: Shared studio

2) Local Creator Residency Program 2019  

  ※ For local creators in Japan only
  Based on the theme: "Myth-understanding"
  Residency Period: 3 months from the beginning of September, 2019
  to the end of November, 2019
  Number of Creators: 2
  Disciplines: Visual art, design, architecture and curation
  What TOKAS Residency offers:
  Living expenses (per diem), fee for creative work/project
  and board (single room)
  Studio/workspace: Shared studio 

3) Research Residency Program 2019

  Residency Period:
  6 to 12 weeks within either of the following residency period
  ① From the beginning of May, 2019 to the end of July, 2019
  ② From the beginning of January, 2020 to the end of March, 2020
  Number of Creators: 10 (tentative)
  Disciplines:
  Visual art, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation
  What TOKAS Residency offers: Board (single room)
  Studio/workspace: None

■Click to download
1) International Creator Residency Program 2019
 A) Individual Projects (May - July, 2019 or Jan. - Mar., 2020)
  - Outline_ICR2019.pdf

  - Application Package_ICR2019.zip

 B) Theme Projects (Sept. - Nov., 2019)
  - Outline_ICR2019E_Theme.pdf
  - Application Package_ICR2019_Theme.zip

2) Local Creator Residency Program 2019
  - Outline_LCR2019.pdf ※Available only in Japanese
  - Application Package_LCR2019.zip

3) Research Residency Program 2019
  -
Outline_RR2019E.pdf
  - Application Package_RR2019E.zip

*You may apply for more than two residency programs together.
 (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): July 5, 2018, 18:00 (JST)
Deadline for application (materials): July 12, 2018, 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 the letters of recommendation provided as a duo? 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
contact_residency2018[at]tokyoartsandspace.jp
※Please change [at] to @.

*For inquiry which is not listed in FAQ part above, please contact us by e-mail by June 11, 2018. We will update FAQ on this website after June 18, 2018. Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.

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