Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) > Artist in Residence Program 2018/ autumn “(MO)TION” (Japan)
The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC), Aomori Public University opened in December 2001 as an artistic institution centered on an ‘Artist in Residence’ (AIR) program. They invite to their facility artists who play an active part in the field of contemporary art. During the residency period, we hold an exhibition and various exchange programs to contribute to the creative life. Through creative activities, workshops, and lectures by the artist, the aim of the program is to help the audience gain a deeper understanding of art and to promote international exchange.
Application requirements (in relation to the topic of Motion):
a) The artist should be working in the field of contemporary art (regardless of genre).
b) The artist should be independent, and capable of working and living on his or her own.
c) The artist should be able to produce and present artwork and to handle the dismantling and removal of that artwork, by him or herself within the designated period of time.
d) The artist should understand the purpose of his or her visit to ACAC, and be able to be present for more than 55 days of the residency period.
e) The artist should be able to lead a community life with the other artists on the program.
f) The artist should be able to communicate with local people, including joining in the exchange program activities, (talks, lectures, workshops, school visits etc) and should be prepared to take an active role in the educational art program.
g) The artist should be able to explain his or her artwork, and to give lectures or workshops in English or Japanese as part of the exchange program.
h) The artist should be in good health.
i) The artist should be able to speak and understand basic English daily conversation.
THE ORGANIZER will pay the following travel expenses according to the Aomori public university’s regulations:
-Overseas resident:A one time round trip economy class air ticket from the international airport which is nearest to the Artist’s home to Aomori airport (or flight fare + railway fare to Aomori) .
-Domestic resident:A railway fare to Aomori (one time round trip) from the train station nearest to the Artist’s residence.
*The ORGANIZER provides travel expenses after the ARTIST arrival.
*From overseas the amount payable is up to 200,000JPY, for domestic travel it is up to 100,000JPY.
*The residence means the place for tax payment.
*The ORGANIZER does not provide the travel expense coming back to Japan for Japanese artist.
*The expense for the transportation of goods or materials must be paid by the Artist.
*THE ARTIST should make arrangements for a visa with which they may enter Japan, if it is necessary. Please enquire at the Japanese Embassy in your country.
Deadline: 11 May 2018