Akiyoshidai International Art Village - call for artists
The Residence Program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their their future projects.
Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination.
We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.
Residency period: 22 January - 12 March, 2013 [50days]
Number of artists accepted: 4 artists of any nationalities, working in any field, who are under 40 years old.
Groups of 2 artists may apply, but no larger.
(1) Travel expenses: round trip from your address to AIAV (international flight tickets should be return: single tickets cannot be accepted)
(2) Accommodation at AIAV (single room with own bath and toilet)*
(3) Studio (the allocation of studios is decided by AIAV: artists may have to share with others)
(4) Production expenses of 200,000 yen
(5) Per diem of 2,800 yen × day
* There is a common kitchen at the residence hall, where artists can cook for themselves.
NB Income tax (20%) will be imposed on those from countries, which do not have a tax convention with Japan.
Find all the details online.
Deadline for applications: 31 July.
Akiyoshidai International Art Village, designed by the architect, Arata Isozaki, was founded in 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for artists in residence as well as for a variety of art forms and cultural activities. AIAV’s main hall has a capacity of approximately 300 and its residence hall can house 100, and the village also features a restaurant, seminar room, studios, gallery, and café.
AIAV is located far away from the noise of everyday city life and is surrounded by natural resources. Isozaki himself referred to it as an “archipelago”, (an expanse of water with many scattered islands), and it consists of many different facilities. The term ‘village’ suggests that AIAV is not a one monolithic structure but rather a collective of small neighboring buildings reminiscent of a traditional Japanese village.