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TOKAS Residency

What's a Artists-in-Residence?

Tokyo Arts and Space has been operating artist-in-residence programs for international creators working in creative fields such as art, design, music and architecture to stay, engage in creation and conduct research activities since 2006. TOKAS Residency provides opportunities for the creators to experience the unique environment in Tokyo, a city where tradition and leading-edge technologies and culture coexist. TOKAS Residency has served as a creative platform for creators in all stages of career to meet and generate interactive communication.

Open Call Information

Open Calls for the residency programs 2019 are scheduled as follows.


  • ■Calling for applicants NOW! →Further information (Available only in Japanese)
  • - Exchange Residency Program

  • ■Closed
  • - International Creator Residency Program
  • - Local Creator Residency Program
  • - Research Residency Program

Diverse Residency Programs

TOKAS Residency provides a diverse range of exchange programs for creators of all ages and nationalities, working in any genre. Having developed an international network with art centers around the world through various collaboration projects, TOKAS hosts artists from overseas in Tokyo and send Japanese artists abroad to conduct research and create new projects. Creative people including artists, curators, researchers, musicians, performers, designers and architects experience the rich history and culture of Tokyo, conduct research, create art works and showcase the results of their residency at Open Studio. TOKAS Residency Programs provide opportunities for creators to interact not only with their peers but also with the general public through events, talks, open studios and workshops.

Residency Programs

■International Creator Residency Program

■Research Residency Program

■Exchange Residency Program

Partner Institutions(2018-2019):
Atelier Mondial (Basel, Switzerland)
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin, Germany)
Matadero Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
MMCA Residency Goyang (Seoul, South Korea)
Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taipei, Taiwan)
HIAP [Helsinki International Artist Programme] (Helsinki, Finland)
Centre Clark (Quebec (Montreal), Canada)

  • Open Applications
  • Nominations / Recommendations

Exchange Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program

【What TOKAS offers】
Artists from Tokyo: Airfare, artist fee/project fee, per diem
Artists to Tokyo: Self-contained single room, Shared studio
【Residency Period】
Differ according to each partner institution

Research Residence program

Research Residency Program

【What TOKAS offers】
Self-contained single room
【Residency Period】
About 6 weeks during May-July/September-November/January-March

International Creator Residency Program

International Creator Residency Program

【What TOKAS offers】
Airfare, artist fee/project fee, per diem, Self-contained single room, Shared studio
【Residency Period】
3 months in May-July/September-November/January-March

Project Residency Program

Project Residency Program

This is a residency program for creators participating in TOKAS-hosted projects.

Past programs

Local Creator Residence Program

Local Creator Residence Program

For creators who have ability not only to play a central part in cultural exchange with creators from all over the world, but also to produce works during their residency at former TWS Residency.

Institutional Recommendation Program

Institutional Recommendation Program

For creators who selected by public institutions or private art organizations will pursue their artistic or academic research.

 

Past programs

International Nomination Program

International Nomination Program

For creators who selected by nominators will create works during their periods in residence and report their results upon completion.

Current Event

pompom

pompom

Date:
2018.12.07(Fri) –2018.12.22(Sat)
Closed:
Sundays
Time:
11:00–19:00
Admission:
Free
Organize:
Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperation:
The Finnish Cultural Foundation, HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme), Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Venue:
Tokyo Arts and Space Residency
Artist:
Simo KELLOKUMPU (Finland) Vincent ROUMAGNAC (Finland, France) Nao Yazawa (Japan)

Choreographer Simo Kellokumpu presents the final outcome of his project pompom, which was carried out in Tokyo Arts and Space Residency from September to November 2017 (Tokyo-Helsinki Exchange Residency Program). pompom is a work in collaboration with two other artists: French theater-artist Vincent Roumagnac, and Japanese manga-artist Nao Yazawa. The project is based on the questions of Kellokumpu's current artistic practice and doctoral artistic research project Choreography As a Reading Practice. pompom examines the choreographic embodiment of the relations in between movement, place, and material surrounding in the frameworks of hyper-mobile Tokyo, in contextual dialogue with Japanese art of manga.

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