Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence-KAIR Programme 2018 (Japan)

Philosophy behind the KAIR programme:

'Creating "Kamiyama International Cultural Village" is the main purpose behind the KAIR Project. Our hope is that the artists will produce works full of originality, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the friendly local people. Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible ‘God’s Mountain’ (the meaning of ’Kamiyama’), we hope to be able to discover what impact ‘encounters with the unknown’ has upon the artists and the community itself'

To apply for the programme, the applicant must:

a) be involved with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, land art and other art making. Grants are not made in the disciplines of production art.

b) be able to be independent and capable of working and living on one’s own.

c) be able to produce at least one piece of art and give a presentation of works including display and withdrawal for oneself within the period.

d) understand the purpose of one’s visit to KAIR and be able to present over 4/5 of period of the program. e) be able to lead community life with other artists on the program and to communicate with local people including the exchange program.

f) be able to speak and understand English daily conversation.

g) be in good health.

h) The official period of stay is set from August 25 to Nov 6. It is possible to participate shorter period as well. Please specify the dates of your stay on the application. You must stay the minimum of 40days prior to the exhibition. The living allowance will be reduced in proportion.

There are different costs covered including a return economy air ticket (up to 150,000 JPY).

Deadline: 20 March 2018

Find all details online (there is a 50US dollars application fee)