Koganecho Artist-in-Residence Program

  • Open Call:Available
  • Grant for travel expenses:Conditional
  • Grant for production:Conditional
  • Grant for living costs:Conditional
  • Support by staff or specialist:Available
  • Studio:Available
  • Exhibit Space:Available
  • Accommodation:Available
  • Exhibition or Open Studio:Available
  • Publication:Conditional

Focus Area(s):Not specified

Months of Residency:See details below.

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Months of Application:See details below.

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Not specified

Residency Period / Application Period
[Guest Program]
● Residency Period:It depends.
● Application period: It depends.
[Paid Program]
● Residency Period:April to next March
● Application period: December to next January
* The period is changed depends on the year.
Number of Resident Artists
[Guest Program]
It depends.
[Paid Program]
around 10 groups in total
Conditions / Provisions
● Age limits: None
● Nationalities: Any
Provisions
[Guest Program]
● Traveling expense: Available (around 100,000 yen)
● Production fee: Available (Up to 1000,000 yen)
● Living expense: Available (Up to 300,000 yen)
● Professional and staff support (help from personnel toward production): Available
* Language support, PR services, exhibition fabrication and installation, and other services are offered.
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
● Publication and distribution of activity report: Available
[Paid Program]
● Traveling expense: Not Available
● Production fee: Not Available
● Living expense: Not Available
● Professional and staff support (help from personnel toward production): Available
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
● Publication and distribution of activity report: Not Available
Application Procedure
[Guest Program]
Open call
[Paid Program]
Open call
Screening Process
Selection committee

Facilities Information

Program Name
Koganecho Artist-in-Residence Program
Administrative Organization
NPO Koganecho Area Management Center
Administrative Body
NPO Koganecho Area Management Center
Partner(s)
Yokohama-city, The Hatsunecho-Koganecho and Hinodecho Environment Cleanup Initiative Committee, Yokohama Arts Foundation
Facility Name
Koganecho Area Management Center
Facility Address
2-158 Hinodecho,Nakaku, Yokohama,Kanagawa, 231-0066
Facility Description
● Studio: Available
9.95 - 55.62 sq. m
● Exhibit Space: Available
66.15 - 99.18 sq. m
● Accommodation: Available
23.9 - 32.9 sq. m
* Facility conditions, including size and equipment, depend on the properties.
Surrounding Environment
Koganecho artist-in-residence program is unique in that it is implemented near downtown Yokohama and provides artists with an opportunity to stay, and create and showcase their artworks in an environment that is integrated into the urban community. The program is also distinct from others in that it features a wide variety of studios scattered around the area, such as studios that were converted from properties once used for illegal business, and culture & art studios under the Keikyu railway tracks, enabling many artists to perform their creative activities at the same time. Friendly association among artists and between artists and local people characterizes the art production environment of Koganecho.
Access
5 min. walk from Keikyu Line Hinodecho station or 8 min. from Keikyu Line Koganecho station via Yokohama station
15 min. walk from Metro and JR Sakuragicho station
15 min. walk from JR Kannai station
10 min. walk from Metro Isezaki-chojyamachi station
History
The Hatsuko-Hinodecho area, consisting of the Hatsunecho, Koganecho and Hinodecho districts, in Yokohama City was home to many small-scale business properties used for illegal business including brothels in the disguise of restaurants or bars, numbering about 260 in 2004. These conditions in the area caused the living environment to deteriorate and posed a serious challenge for the local community, forcing many traditional businesses and residents to move out of the area.
In November 2003, to tackle this situation, local residents established the Association for Hatsunecho, Koganecho and Hinodecho Environmental Cleanup, which has promoted the building of a safe and secure community in collaboration with diverse parties, including the local government, police, and universities. In January 2005, the Kanagawa prefectural police carried out Operation “Bye-Bye” to drive illegal small-scale businesses into closure. The police still continue keeping watch over the area 24 hours a day.
In 2008, Keikyu Corporation and Yokohama City cooperated to build culture & art studios under the Keikyu railway tracks. That same year, with the aim of community-building based on the power of art, local residents, the local government, police, companies, universities and art experts came together to create an executive committee, and organized Koganecho Bazaar 2008. After the first Koganecho Bazaar, the non-profit organization Koganecho Area Management Center was established in April 2009 in order to continue promoting a comprehensive community building.
Year of (Program) Commencement
2009
Program Objectives
The Koganecho Area Management Center offers two types of artist-in-residence programs: one program for guest artists invited to participate in Koganecho Bazaar, our annual art festival, and another program for fee-paying artists.
We aim to open up new possibilities for our local community by inviting artists and curators working in various fields, including architects, from Japan and abroad to play leading roles in our artist-in-residence program and freely make the best use of the urban area, a space for our everyday lives, as a place for experimentation. Moreover, our vision is to further develop our international exchange programs for which we have built up human networks in Asia and other places since our center’s establishment.
Program Activities
(1) Art festival "Koganecho Bazaar" and other arts events
(2) Artists-in-Residence
(3) International cultural exchange
(4) Koganecho Art School
(5) Area management
Outcomes
FY 2011: 24 grops for Koganecho Bazaar 2011, 4 groups for the "Living Room: Where private meets public" project
FY 2012: A group for the Yokohama Yogyakarta Culture and Art Exchange Program, 19 groups for Koganecho Bazaar 2012
FY 2013: 16 groups for Koganecho Bazaar 2013
FY 2014: 22 groups for Koganecho Bazaar 2012
FY 2015: A group for the Yokohama-Chengdu Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program, 11 groups for Koganecho Bazaar 2015
FY 2016: 54 groups for Koganecho Bazaar 2016
Past Residents
Apirak Jianpinidnun, Arnont Nongyao, Atsushi Watanabe, Cao Minghao+Chen Jianjun, Chen Yu, Cindy Mochizuki, Iwatake Rie, Jiawen Hou+Xianjie Wang, Joseph Gabriel, Kim Woojin, Kotaka Takuro, Lee In-Sung, Liar Ben, Lifepatch, Lulu Shur-tzy Hou, Maiko Jinushi, Marico Aoki, Masanobu Nishino, Masashi Nakamura, Masayuki Harada, merino, Nana Tsugawa, Natasha Gabriella Tontey, Nguyen Hong Ngoc, Paul Mondok, Phan Le Chung, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Prapat Jiwarangsan, Ryoko Kimura, Sakamoto Yuri, Shindo Fuyuka, Super Open Studio NETWORK, Syo Yoshihama, Truong Cong Tung, Urakawa Taishi, UuDam Tran Nguyen, Walter Scott, Xijing Men, Ya-chu Kang, Yaya Sung, Yeh, Yoo Sung Jun, Zeus Bascon, Zhang Jin
Inquiry
NPO Koganecho Area Management Center
2-158 Hinodecho,Nakaku, Yokohama,Kanagawa, 231-0066
TEL: +81-45-231-5467/FAX: +81-45-325-7222
E-mail: info (at) koganecho.net
Website: http://www.koganecho.net/air/
facebook:https://www.facebook.com/koganechobazaar
twitter:https://twitter.com/koganechobazaar
Contact Person: Sawaki, Mizuya
Last modified
November 7, 2016