Tokyo Wonder Site Residency (TWS Residency) offers 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. It also provides creators with the opportunities to exchange creative ideas and to present the results of their residency at Open Studio, talk and other events.
We are now calling for the following two residency programs:
■ International Creator Residency Program 2018
■ Research Residency Program 2018
1) International Creator Residency Program 2018
Residency Period: 3 months
Number of Creators: 6 (tentative)
Disciplines: Visual art, architecture, design, curation and administration
What TWS Residency offers: Airfare, per diem and artist fee/project fee, self-contained single room
Studio/workspace: Shared studio
2) Research Residency Program 2018
Residency Period: About 6 weeks
Number of Creators: 15 (tentative)
Disciplines: Visual art, music, sound art, performing art, architecture, design and curation
What TWS Residency offers: Self-contained single room
*For Japanese applicants >> go to our website in Japanese
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 before, you cannot apply for the International Creator Residency Program again.
Q2.What sorts of facilities do you offer to the successful candidates?
A. Please read through Section 10. 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. We only provide financial supports for one person. However, the air ticket will be provided each of them.
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 15-2 and Section 15-3 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.
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.
*For inquiry which is not listed in FAQ part below, please contact us by e-mail by May 28, 2017. We will update FAQ on this website after June 5, 2017. Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.