Kanazawa Center for Crafts and Culture

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

Focus Area(s):Printing (etching, lithograph, silk screen, wood engraving), Dyeing, Music, Crafts, Photography/Media Arts, Performance, Fashion
* The focused area of crafts is fabric dyeing and weaving
* The training facility is available for music, phography/film, performance art, and fashion.

Months of Residency:-

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Months of Application:-

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Printing (etching, lithograph, silk screen, wood engraving), Dyeing, Music, Crafts, Photography/Media Arts, Performance, Fashion
* The focused area of crafts is fabric dyeing and weaving
* The training facility is available for music, phography/film, performance art, and fashion.

Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: The Center does not specified the residency period
* The facilities are available except for Tuesdays and New Year’s holidays
Number of Resident Artists
The Center does not specified the number of resident artists
* it depends on the capacity of each studio and facility
Conditions / Provisions
The Center does not operate its own residence program.
Provisions
Provision of facilities and equipments
* charged
Application Procedure
None
Screening Process
The inquiries on faiclities will be handled on a first-come first-served basis
* Inquiries are accepted six months prior to the day of usage.

Facilities Information

Program Name
Kanazawa Center for Crafts ad Culture
Administrative Organization
Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development
Administrative Body
Culture Facility section, the Culture Sports station, City Policy Bureau, Kanazawa City
Partner(s)
N/A
Facility Name
Same as above
Facility Address
Same as above
Facility Description
●Studios: Available
* For indigo dyeing: A special space only for natural indigo dyeing( Maximum capacity: 5 people)
* For fabric dyeing and weaving: A space for plant-based dyeing and hand weaving (Maximum capacity: 10 people for dyeing; 10 for weaving)
* For screen printing: A space for the production of screen printing boards and screen-printing (Maximum capacity: 20 people)
* For print art: A space for copper printing, lithographing, and wood printing (Maximum capacity: 10 people for each print type)
* All the facilities above are wooden buildings and the fees are charged to their use.
●Exhibit Space: Available
* Two connected wood galleries (Gallery One: 66 m2 and Gallery Two: 48 m2). Fee is required.
●Accommodation: Available
* Five rooms in total (3 Japanese rooms (size of 10 tatami-mats); 1 Japanese room (size of 7 tatami mats); and 1 Western single-occupancy room). Fee is required.
* Bathroom, toilet and dining faculties are shared with other guests.
●Others:
○ A group of Old folk houses built in Meiji and Taisho eras, including those registered as Japan’s tangible cultural properties, were renovated to become as an art studio of open-to-public rental for art training and production.
○While the facilities administrator itself does not operate its own artist-in-residence programs, the facilities can be rent for the residency program operated by other organizations or a personal user. Admission and visit of the facilities are free of charge.
○A building for multi-purpose training is available.
* a wooden, two-story building, accommodating up to 50 people on each floor, charged.
Surrounding Environment
Located in a mountain area, 15 km southern west of the central Kanazawa. Close to Yuwaku Onsen, a hot spring area near Kanazawa.
Access
○Five minute walk from Sousaku-no-Mori-Mae bus stop of Hokuriku Railway Bus
* Approx. fifty minutes bus ride from Kanazawa Station (take a Hokuriku Railway Bus bound for Yuwaku Onsen, departing from Bus Terminal Three of East Exit).
History
1974: Opened as a private museum “Danpuen”
1997: After Danpuen was closed, the City of Kanazawa aquired the facility.
1999: To make a concrete basic preparation plan, the preparation advisory committee was established and the basic plan was settled.
2000: Basic design and detailed design
2002 – 2003: Building refurbishment
2002 – 2003: Exterior work (landscape, outdoor equipement, corridor)
October 2003: Open
Year of (Program) Commencement
October 2003
Program Objectives
The program aims to provide space for dyeing, weaving, printing and other craft creation, as well as for voluntary learning, training and cultural activities in a nature-abundant setting in the Kanazawa Yuwaku area, and thereby to help promote cultural activities in the local community.
Program Activities
○Lending of facilities for creative works, training, and accomodation (Facility rental project)
○Operation of workshops and lectures at studio
○Publicity of above projects
○Maintenance and management of facilities
Outcomes
○The Center does not operate its own artist-in-residence programs. Some artists stayed in the facility personally for their creative works such as screen printing.
○The Center hosted the artist-in-residence program organized by Kanazawa Collage of Art, and equivalent programs organized by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and other private culture organizations.
Past Residents
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Inquiry
Kanazawa Center for Crafts ad Culture
36 Kitabukuro machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-1135
TEL: 076-235-1116 / FAX: 076-235-1070
E-mail: y-sousaku(at)city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp
Website: http://www.sousaku-mori.gr.jp/index.html
Blog: http://yuwakusousaku.blog24.fc2.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sousakunomori
Contact Person: Shin Kurosawa
Last modified
October 1, 2016