"Research Residency Program" gives opportunities to conduct research on arts and culture in the city of Tokyo, targeting both international and local creators in the field of visual art, film, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation.
Residency Period: 6 to 12 weeks within either of the following residency periods
① From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2021
② From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2022
Number of Creators: 10 (tentative)
Disciplines: Visual art, film, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation
What TOKAS Residency offers: Living space (single room)
Download the "Outline" and "Application Package" and send all materials to TOKAS Residency.
- Application Package_RR2021E.zip
*You may apply for ”International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects)" 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.
Deadline for application (documents): June 24 (Wed), 2020, 18:00 (JST)
Deadline for application (materials): July 1 (Wed), 2020, 18:00 (JST)
Q1. I have participated in the residency program before. Can I apply for these residency programs again?
A. You can apply for Research Residency Program.
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.
Q2. What sorts of facilities do you offer to the successful candidates?
A. Please read through Section "Residence Facilities" on the Application Outline.
Q3. 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. Artist Statement, Purpose of your residency and Activity Plan"- 2) and 3) of the Application Form should be the same.
Q4. 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.
Q5. 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 proposed projects during the residency period.
If you need to stay outside our residency for your work or research, you have to consult in advance.
Q6. 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.
Q7. I applied for all of the 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.
Q8. Can I bring my family/ partner with me?
A. No. We offer accommodations only for the participating creators.
Q9. Can you refer me to any grants or funding organizations?
A. Unfortunately, TOKAS is unable to help you with grants, so we ask you to search by yourself.
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*For inquiries which are not listed in the FAQ part above, please contact us by e-mail by June 3 (Wed), 2020.
We will update the FAQ on this website after June 10 (Wed), 2020.
Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.