“Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Study Group Report 1993-1995”


Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Study Group Report 1993-1995
Public awareness of the term “Artist in Residence (AIR)” was enhanced in Japan by this report. The report provides a summary of discussions by the Artist-in-Residence Study Group organized by the Japan Foundation in the early 1990s, and various case studies of AIR programs implemented in Japan and abroad. It also contains a report on the study tour made in March 1994 to eight AIR institutions in Germany, the Netherlands and France, in which the institutions were analyzed in terms of the background and purpose of the AIR programs as well as the administrator/organization, facility outlines, details of activities and how to implement AIR programs, operating budget, and track records. Moreover, the report also records a round-table discussion held under the theme “The Social Significance of Art-in-Residence Programs” among Study Group members (Yasuko Ogiwara, Sumiko Kumakura, Fumio Nanjo, Hisako Hara, and Makoto Murata). In addition, it provides information on 11 AIR programs held in Japan and 137 programs implemented in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Brazil and France, collected through surveys conducted by the Japan Foundation’s overseas offices.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programs in Europe: representative examples
Chapter 2 Toward the implementation of AIR programs
●Round-table discussion “The Social Significance of AIR Programs”
●AIR programs in Japan
●From remarks made in the past Artist-in-Residence Study Group meetings …… Tadashi Kawamata and Emiko Namikawa
Chapter 3 Data: Overseas studies
●Survey on AIR organizations/institutions abroad
●Global AIR network

”Art-in-Residence (AIR) Study Group Report 1993-1995”
Edited by: Artist-in-Residence Study Group
Published by: Planning and Coordination Section, the Japan Foundation
Issue date: August 1995
ISBN: 4-87540-018-7C
Size: A4/202 pages