Residency Period / Application Period
August - September, 2017
Number of Resident Artists
Depends on the projects
Conditions / Provisions
● Age Limit: No
* Depends on the programs
● Specification of Countries: No
* Depends on the programs
● Traveling expense:
* To be confirmed
● Production fee: Available (¥2,000,000）
* Part of production cost is provided by Toyota Motor Co.
● Living expense: Available
* Performing venue, Rehearsal Studios, Accommodation are provided by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
● Professional and staff support: Available
* Stage Production, Sound, Lighting, Stage Set
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
* Performance will be held at the end of residency period (Twice)
* Conducted as the museum’s original program
Screening process is made by the Toyota Choreography Award Selection Committee.
Residency Program for Winners of TOYOTA CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation], Winner of Award,
Toyota Choreography Award Executive Committee, Toyota Motor Corporation
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa [Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation], Toyota Choreography Award Executive Committee, Toyota Motor Corporation
Center for Crafts and Culture(tie-up), Setagaya Public Theatre (cooperation toward with production of work), Ishikawa Toyota Hanbai Kaisha Group (cooperation / tentative)
Theater21, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Same as above
● Studios: Available
● Exhibit Space: Available
● Accommodation: Available (Conditional)
○ Theater 21 ( a theatrical stage within the museum building) : a multi-purpose theatrical hall that can be used for theater and other performance, concerts, lectures, symposiums, and new forms of visual expressions and theatrical arts , as well as exhibition and artistic production.
* Theater21 (movable seats 156) : 252.0 m2
* Greenroom 1: 17.9 m2
* Greenroom 2: 15.6 m2
* Dressing Room 1: 50.3 m2
* Dressing Room 2: 49.6 m2
* Preparation Room: 85.8 m2
Kanazawa city is located on the Japan sea coast. Rich in forest and water resources with the climate typical to Japan Sea areas. A long-time a center of traditional craft works dating back to the Edo era. At the same time, this capital of Ishikawa prefecture has good transportation systems and many commercial and industrial activities, and is one of the largest tourist cities in Hokuriku region with the population of 460,000. The museum is located in the center of the city, near Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en. Kanazawa city was designated as a UNESCO Creative City. Since the Hokuriku Shinkansen began operation on March 14, 2015, Providing easy acsess from Tokyo. Cultural features of Kanazawa have been attracting in attention from within and outside of Japan in increasing numbers.
○ By plane: Approx. 40 - 55 minutes by bus from Komatsu Airport
* From Tokyo (Haneda)to Komatsu : Approx. one hour flight
○ By train: Take buses from bus terminal 3,6 at East Exit. Get off at “Hirosaka·21st Century Museum”. Walk 1 min. Take buses from bus terminal 8–10 at East Exit. Get off at "Korinbo (ATRIO-mae)". Walk 5 min. (10-min ride)
* From Tokyo to Kanazawa: Approx. two and a half hours by Hokuriku Shinkansen
* From Osaka or Nagoya to Kanazawa: Approx. two and a half to three hours by train
The opportunity to show the winner’s work on stage in Kanazawa and participate in the residency program (complimentary studio use and accommodation, etc.) was given to the winner of Toyota Choreography Award 2008. Following Yukio Suzuki, Yuuri Furuie, Kaori Seki and Mikiko Kawamura winners of the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 prize respectively, the 2016 prize winner of Shintaro Hirahara will be invited to participate in the program.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Agreeing and supporting the mission of the award program by Toyota Motor Corporation, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa organized this performance event in fiscal 2008 as part of the prize package (stage performance and residency program) that the museum offered to the winner of Toyota Choreography Award 2008. The museum will continue to organize the event for the prize winner in 2011. The purpose of the culminating performance event of the residency program in Kanazawa is to make the city a birthplace of a new piece of creation, and a place of its first public performance; and at the same time to promote the interaction between artists and local communities through a long-term residency, and to help increase the recognition and popularity of contemporary dance among local people.
* Toyota Choreography Award was launched in 2001 in collaboration with Setagaya Public Theatre, as part of corporate philanthropy activities of Toyota Motor Corporation.
This two-week residence program was carried out in such a way that the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa offered a performance event site, a practice/ rehearsal space, and accommodation; and Toyota Motor bore part of production costs. Toward the culminating the event, this program offers artists opportunities to collaborate with local theater even from the production phase, exploring new possibilities of an original work uniquely characterizing the residency experience in Kanazawa.
○ FY 2009
Yukio Suzuki, Total of 9 artists are invited
Residency Period: June 15 - 28, 2009
TOYOTA CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD 2008: Winner’s Performance: “The Edge of Words” (Jun. 27, 28)
Producer/ choreographer: Yukio Suzuki
Performers: dance company KINGYO (Yukio Suzuki / Nao Ashimine)
○ FY 2011
Yuuri Furuie, Total of 10 artists are invited.
Residency Period: June 20 - 27, 2011
TOYOTA CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD 2011: Winner’s Performance: “Catch My Beam” (Oct. 29, 30)
Producer/ choreographer: Yuuri Furuie
Performers: Project Ohyama
Kaori Seki, Total of 7 artists are invited.
Residency Period: December 10 - 23, 2014
Performance of award-winning work "Querevelum Kanazawa Ver." (February 22 and 23, 2014)
Direction and choreography: Kaori Seki
Performance: Haruka Kajimoto, Yu Goto, Ikumi Kurosu, Kiyotaka Suzuki, Kazumasa Takahashi, Aya Yakushiji, Yui Yabuki, Kaori Seki
Mikiko Kawamura, Total of 5 artists are invited.
Residency Period : August 24 – September 2, 2015
Performance of award-winning work “New Creation by Mikiko Kawamura” (September 5 and 6, 2015)
Choreography : Mikiko Kawamura
Performance : Kanae Kamegashira, Miharu Gotoh, Takashi Suzuki, Reina Sumi, Saki Nagano, Mikiko Kawamura
Kaori Seki, Mikiko Kawamura, Yukio Suzuki (Dance Company Kingyo), Yuuri Furuie (Project Ohyama)
Public Affairs, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa Pref.920-8509
TEL: 076-220-2811 / FAX: 076-220-2806
Contact Person: Yuko Kuroda
October 24, 2016