Art Studio Itsukaichi, Artist-in-Residence Program

  • Open Call:Available
  • Grant for travel expenses:Available
  • Grant for production:Available
  • Grant for living costs:Available
  • Support by staff or specialist:Available
  • Studio:Available
  • Exhibit Space:Not Available
  • Accommodation:Available
  • Exhibition or Open Studio:Available
  • Publication:Not Available

Focus Area(s):Print: wood, copperplate, lithograph etc.

Months of Residency:2017/09 - 2017/11

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Months of Application:2017/05 - 2017/06: deadline June 22

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Print: wood, copperplate, lithograph etc.

Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: 3 months (September 1st - November 30)
●Application Period:Application Period: May 15 - June 22
Number of Resident Artists
3 individuals: 2 Japanese artists, 1 foreign artist
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: Yes
* Be under the age of 40 in principle
●Specification of Countries: No
* be in good health and have English language skills sufficient for daily conversation
* be cooperative in living and working together with fellow artists
●Traveling expense: Available
●Production fee: Available
●Living expense: Available
●Professional and staff support: Available
* 1 assistant
●Opportunities for presentations/exhibitions: Available
* Art Studio Itsukaichi Print Exhibition
●Publication and distribution of a program report: Not available
* Program provisions are subject to change each year.
Application Procedure
Application from artists(need recommendation)
Screening Process
Selected by the Art Studio Itsukaichi Operation Committee (ASIOC)

Facilities Information

Program Name
Art Studio Itsukaichi, Artist-in-Residence Program
Administrative Organization
Art Studio Itsukaichi Operation Committee (ASIOC)
Administrative Body
Akiruno City Education Board, Lifelong Learning Promotion Division, Education Department
Facility Name
Art Studio Itsukaichi
Facility Address
Tokura 300, Akiruno, Tokyo 190-0173 Japan
* Please see the "Inquiry".
Facility Description
●Studios: Available
* 1 studio for share by 3 artists (approximately 80 sq. m.) . Equipments for copperplate prints, lithographs, and woodblock prints available for use.
●Exhibit Space: Not Available
●Accommodation: Available
* at Art Studio Itsukaichi
* 4 resident units (approximately 10 sq. m. each) equipped with basic necessities, including a bed, a desk, and a closet. Kitchen, dining room, and bathroom are available for share.
●Others: The building, which was former Togura Town Hall building was renovated and turned into a two-storey building, with a studio and a management office on the first floor and residential spaces for artists on the second floor.
Lot size: 401sq. m.; Total floor space: 247 sq. m.
Surrounding Environment
Located in an old quiet residential area, near mountains and rivers. There are a few historical sites interspersed in the area.
By train: Take the JR Chuo Line and the Itsukaichi Line westbound from central Tokyo, and get off at “Musashi Itsukaichi” station and take a bus (approximately 10 minutes).
The artist-in-residence program was initiated as part of TAMA Life 21, an event held in 1993 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tama area joining Tokyo.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Program Objectives
The purpose of this program is to discover young artists / printmakers who are active throughout the world and offer them a growing experience and an opportunity to create artwork in a communal atmosphere with other artists from different backgrounds.
The program aims to further the friendship and understanding of art and different cultures between the artists and local communities through artworks and exchanges.
Program Activities
Artist-in-residence program
○Planning and selection of the current year by ASIOC takes place between April and June.
○Workshops and other exchange programs with local area are carried out during the residency period.
○An exhibition is held in late November. Residency persons are expected to donate artworks they produced during their residency to Akiruno City.
46 Japanese and 26 foreign residency persons have taken.
24 Art Studio Itsukaichi Print Exhibitions have been held at Art Studio Itsukaichi
6 exhibitions of donated artworks have been held at Akiruno Lupia.
As result, the program is gaining recognition both in Japan and overseas.
Past Residents
Akiko Taniguchi, Alessandra D'Agnolo, Anke Mellin, Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Atsuko Ohta, Ayao Shiokawa, Beth Brady, Carl Krull, Chiharu Nisizawa, Emi Tanaka, Fuki Hamada, Hideki Kondou, Hisae Ato, Hisae Isogami, Igor Piacka, Joris Diks, Jun Ogiso, Jun Shirasu, Katsuaki Shigeno, Kayo Tajima, Kohei Wakatsuki, Koichi Kiyono, Machado Graciela, Magda De Jose, Mami Higuchi, Maria Anna Parolin, Mayuko Kawai, Michael Bowman, Michael Roger, Miki Katou, Miracola Giacomo, Nadja Kring, Nahoko Asai, Nao Katou, Naotaka Shimoyama, Neilton (Neil) Clarke, Noriko Fuse, Ohm Jung-Ho, Ozeki Ritsuko, Rie Samizo, Satomi Hayashi, Setsu Kamiya, Shen Chin Yuan, Taisuke Yuki, Taizo Sugimoto, Takahiro Nagasawa, Takayuki Matsuura, Tokiwa Wada, Toshiya Suzuki, Veliko Marinchevski, Wayne Crothers, Yolanda Gonzales, Yoshiaki Mokutani, Youko Hara, Yousuke Imai
Education Department
Lifelong Learning Promotion Division
Akiruno City Education Board
350, Ninomiya, Akiruno, Tokyo 197-0814 Japan
TEL: +81-42-558-2438 / FAX: +81-42-558-1560
Last modified
May 15, 2017