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  • Villa Kujoyama - a white stone building nestled in a verdant forest.
    News / Villa Kujoyama Directeur(trice) (Japon)

    L’Institut français du Japon (IFJ) avec le soutien de l’Institut français (Paris) recrute un(e) directeur(trice) pour la Villa Kujoyama. Le(la) directeur(trice) bénéficiera d’un contrat de droit japonais établi par l’Institut français du Japon pour une durée de 3 ans (mai 2022 – mai 2025).

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  • Tokyo Festival logo - Kanji inside an oblong shape that looks a little like the beam of a theatre light.
    News / Tokyo Festival Farm: Farm-Lab Exhibition and Asian Performing Arts Camp (Japan / Online)

    Tokyo Festival Farm is a new framework that brings together all development initiatives within Tokyo Festival, a festival for performing arts. Among its activities are two programmes open to applicants based in Asia: the Farm-Lab Exhibition, which will bring a group of emerging talents together, online and in Tokyo, to create a new performing arts production (September - October 2021), and the Asian Performing Arts Camp, an online programme of collective research.

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    News / YUI-PORT: Artist in Residence Programme (Japan)

    Located in Niigata, Japan, YUI-PORT is a cultural centre focused on international exchange and cultural activities for young people. Artists or groups working in any genre are invited to apply for a three-month residency to take place 1 September – 30 November 2021.

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  • Sketch of Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, depicting an amphitheatre-like building nestled in a forest.
    News / Aomori Contemporary Art Centre: 'Invisible Connections' Artist in Residence (Japan / Remote)

    This year Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) in Japan will run its residency programme for both in-person and remote participation. Various residency periods are available between September and December 2021, divided into two-week blocks. Applications are open to individuals and groups, and to curators, researchers, artists, and others engaged in artistic pursuits.

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  • News / Paradise Air > Longstay Programme 2020-21 (Japan)

    PARADISE AIR's annual LONGSTAY programme invites artists to Matsudo, Japan. In 2021, the programme will involve both an online and a physical residency, with activities stretching from March - November 2021. Applications are open internationally.

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    News / HIAP > Long-distance & Land-Based Trans-Siberian Railway Trip (Finland, Russia, China, Japan)
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  • News / Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo > ‘#JapanRevisited202x: then–now–after’ Call for Austrian Artists (Online, Japan)
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  • News / Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation > S.E.A. Socially Engaged Art (Japan)
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  • News / Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio > Artist in Residence (Japan)
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  • News / Awagami Factory > Awagami Artist in Residence (Japan)
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  • Cover for Japan Mobility Guide. Text on background of a pink world map.
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  • News / Kyoto Art Center > Artist in Residence Programme 2021 for Visual Arts

    Kyoto Art Center’s Artist in Residence programme offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. The scheme alternates each year between hosting visual artists and performing artists. In 2021, the programme is open for visual artists / researchers. The residency period is for a maximum 3 months during the period 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022. Deadline: 30 June 2020.

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  • News / Tokyo Arts and Space > International Creator Residency 2021

    Applications are currently open for Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS)’s International Creator Residency Programme, targeted at individual creators working in visual arts, film, design and architecture. Residencies last three months, taking place September – November 2021 or January – March 2022. Applicants should reside outside of Japan and have 5 years or more of experience in their specialised area of expertise. Both individuals and duo creators can apply. Deadline: 24 June 2020.

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  • News / ARCUS Project > Ibaraki Artist-in-Residence Programme

    ARCUS Project's artist-in-residence programme provides opportunities for emerging artists in the field of contemporary art to cultivate their artistic creativity and vision. In 2020, it will run 27 August – 4 December 2020 (100 days) at the ARCUS Studio located around an hour from Tokyo. There are two international residencies available: one for applicants who are Dutch or based in the Netherlands, and one for applicants who are not Japanese or Dutch nationals. Applications must have been born on or after 1 January 1980. Deadline: 12 May 2020.

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  • News / Awaji Art Circus > Open Call for Artists/Performers

    Taking place on Japan's Awaji Island, the Awaji Art Circus festival aims to bring more people to the island and to develop its arts and culture scene. AAC are calling for talented international artists from around the world to spend six weeks living on the island (16 September – 27 October 2020) and making work at its various locations. The call is open to artists of all performing arts genres, but artists will be working at multiple locations and often outdoors. Both groups (max. three people) and individuals are welcome to apply. Deadline (extended): 7 May 2020.

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