Open call for the International Creator Residency Program 2023

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International Creator Residency Program 2023

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"International Creator Residency Program" aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated international creators in the field of visual art, film, design, architecture, and to give opportunities to work in Tokyo.
For the “International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects),” we offer accommodation and shared studios as well as financial support to allow creators to develop and present new works and ideas in Tokyo. 
The open-call program "International Creator Residency Program (Theme Projects)” for the period from May to July 2023, invites two international creators who would engage in creative activities based on the theme “Ecology around the City.” Together with two creators of "Local Creator Residency Program", the 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 Result Presentation Exhibition.

Overview

A) Individual Projects
  Residency Period: 3 months from the beginning of January to the end of March, 2024
  Number of Creators: 2 
  Disciplines: Visual art, film, 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

B) Theme Projects
    Based on the theme: "Ecology around the City"
  Residency Period: 3 months from the beginning of May to the end of July, 2023
  Number of Creators: 2
  Disciplines: Visual art, film, 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

Outline/ Application Package

A) Individual Projects (January - March, 2024)

B) Theme Projects (May - July , 2023)

*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.

Application Deadline

Deadline for application (documents): July 26 (Tue), 2022, 18:00 (JST)
Deadline for application (materials): August 2 (Tue), 2022, 23:00 (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.

Q2:I will have finished my master's degree by the beginning of next year. Am I eligible to apply for your residency?
A : If you are not student at the time of participation in the program, and if you have 3 years or more of experience in your specialized area of expertise, you are eligible.

Residence Facilities

Q3. What sorts of facilities do you offer to the successful candidates?
A. Please read through Section "Residence Facilities" in the Application Outline.

Applying as a Duo

Q4. 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.)

Q5. 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.

Q6. 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

Q7. 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.

Q8. 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.

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

Inquiries

contact_residency2022[at]tokyoartsandspace.jp
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*For inquiries which are not listed in the FAQ part above, please contact us by e-mail by July 5 (Tue), 2022.
We will update the FAQ on this website after July 12 (Tue), 2022.
Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.

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