Kapo Creator in Residence

  • 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:Available
  • Studio:Available
  • Exhibit Space:Available
  • Accommodation:Available
  • Exhibition or Open Studio:Available
  • Publication:Available

Focus Area(s):Visual Arts, Architecture, Crafts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Design, Performance

Months of Residency:2016/04 - 2017/03:Anytime (1 week - 3 months)

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Months of Application:2016/04 - 2017/03:Anytime

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Visual Arts, Architecture, Crafts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Design, Performance

Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: Anytime (1 week - 3months)
●Application Period: Anytime
Number of Resident Artists
Approximately 2 projects each year
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: No
●Specification of Countries: No
●Traveling expense: Not Available
●Production fee: Not Available
●Living expense: Not Available
●Professional and staff support: Available
●Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
* Exhibition and Receptions are held at Kapo Gallery
●Publication and distribution of program report: Available
Application Procedure
Screening Process
Sceening by the Kapo members

Facilities Information

Program Name
Kapo Creator in Residence
Administrative Organization
Kapo(Kanazawa Art Port)
Administrative Body
Machiya Gust House Association
Facility Name
Machiya Guest House (Accommodation)
Facility Address
3-1-27 Nomachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 921-8031
●Machiya Guest House
5-2, Yokoyamacho, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0922
Facility Description
●Studios: Available
* 24 m2(at Kapo)
* It depends on duration of residency and media
* Fee: ¥50,000 per month
●Exhibit Space: Available
* 24 m2(at Kapo)
* Same space as the studio
●Accommodation: Available
* A 8 tatami-mat-room, and 4 6-tatami-mat-rooms Total space 144 m2(Machiya Guest House)
* Machiya Guest House is charged ¥2,000 per night
* Accommodation is selectable. Dureation of staying in Machiyagest House is limite, at longestist 2weeks. Availability of creative space and exhibition space is nagotiatable with the person in charge at Kapo.
Surrounding Environment
With a population of 450,000 people, Kanazawa City is the heart of Hokuriku region and has rich tradition and legacy of the culture of Edo era. Kapo and Machiya Guest House are all located in the central Kanazawa, and at walking distance from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and Kenroku-en. Close to Kanazawa College of Art, too. Participating artists can stay in Machiya Guest House (which were renovated traditional Kanazawa Machiya–style houses) and create and exhibit their art works at Kapo.
●Machiya Guest House
Five minutes walk from Kenrokuen Shita bus stop of Hokuriku Railroad Bus.
One minute walk from Nomachi bus stop of Hokuriku Railroad Bus.
CAAK, Kapo, and Machiya Guest House are all spun off from projects of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. CAAK plans and organizes lectures and art projects with the aim of transversing the boundary between art and architecture, while Kapo is a spacious gallery/ production studio complex, which was transformed from a printing factory under the initiative of artists; and and Machiya Guest House is a renovated 120 year-old traditional Kanazawa Machiya house. The artist-in-residence program started in 2010 in the collaboration among the three projects with distinct characteristics to provide unique, Kanazawa-specific support for artists. In 2014, Kapo changed its location to a building in Kanazawa that was once occupied by a bank. CAAK was closed in 2016. Kapo takes over CAAK's activity.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Program Objectives
○Revitalizing local community
○Providing space for art production and exhibition
●Machiya Guest House
○Preserving and using Machiya house
○Providing accommodation
Program Activities
a: Artist-in-residence program
b: Original exhibitions, symposiums, workshops, lectures
c: Communication via project activity record, website, etc.
d: Rental gallery and studio (Kapo only)
e: Accommodation facilities
f: Coffee shop and art shop
●Kapo: a+b+c+d+f
●Machiya Guest House: e
FY 2009: Thomas Monses(living in Amsterdam, born in Germany) ; Stayed in Machiya Guest House and CAAK and did art creation at Kapo for three and a half months. Open studio at Kapo, and lecture and party at CAAK. Developed his program activity record.
FY 2010: Nicoline van Stapele( living in Ghent, born in the Netherlands) ; Stayed in Machiya Guest House for a week. Exhibition and performance demonstration at Kapo. Research on Kanazawa’s traditional Futamata-washi paper with the support of CAAK staff in order to use the traditional artisan craft for her art production.
FY2011: Mikio Saito (living in Sapporo, Hokkaido); Stayed in Machiya Guest House for a week, and produced video work at Kapo. Live performance in collaboration with artists living in Kanazawa.
Kenji Yamada (living in Tokyo); Stayed in Machiya Guest House for a week. Research on Kanazawa’s unique cultural climate and artist talk at Kapo.
FY2016: Yaping Chang (born and living in Taiwan) conducted research on Kanazawa’s geographical environment and held an exhibition as part of a residency exchange program with art space Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taiwan.
Steven Seidenberg & Carolyn L. White (living in San Francisco) conducted research on city sites where private houses were demolished.
Takahiro Kudo (living in Berlin) stayed for production.
Maxime Blanpain & Rébecca Fruitman (living in Belgium) conducted research on Japanese lifestyles and culture. They stayed for production and held an exhibition.
Past Residents
Cherry Rain, Emi Kodama, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Hiroyasu Yukawa / Keiichi Nakayasu, Jang soon Im, Jo Ferly, Kenji Yamada, Mathias Prenen, Maxime Blanpain & Rébecca Fruitman, Mikio Saito, Morgan Betz, Nic Millen+Jimmy Lee+Be Free, Nicoline Van Stapele, Rohan Hutchinson, Steven Seidenberg & Carolyn L. White, Takahiro Kudo, Thomas Monses, Yaping Chang
●Kapo: Kanazawa art port
3-1-27 Nomachi, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa 921-8031
E-mail: info(at)kapolog.com
Website: http://www.kapolog.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kapo_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kanazawaartport/
●Machiya Guest House
5-2, Yokoyamacho, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa 920-0922
Website: http://m-guest-house.jugem.jp/

Contact Person: Saito and Miyakoshi
Last modified
May 11, 2017