Crafts, especially ceramics and glass works
Residency Period / Application Period
[1st period] July - August, 2013
[2nd period] November - December, 2013
●Application period: Deadline: April 20, 2013 (due NLT)
※ Closed for FY 2013 application
Number of Resident Artists
3 or 4 artists
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: No
●Specification of Countries: No
○2 to 3 pieces of works created during the program will be requested to donate to Seto City under the consultation with the office. Donated works will be exhibited at the Seto City Art Museum and others.
○Artists will be requested to conduct the following activities during the program.
* Slide lecture - Open studio for the public and students
* Exchange activity with Seto Citizens (Artists plan and carry out.)
* School Visit - Courtesy visit to the Mayor of Seto
○Artists will be requested to submit the program report within a year after you go back to your own country by articles or papers on magazines, websites, etc.
●Traveling expense: Available
* Round-trip from the airport (or station) closest to your residence to the Central Japan International Airport, Nagoya (or Owariseto Station of Meitetsuseto Line).
●Production fee: Available
* Material fee, fuel fee, etc. necessary for production up to 100,000yen
●Living expense: Available
* The office will arrange an accommodation during the stay.
(Apt. Individual room with shower and mini kitchen)
●Professional and staff support: Available
* An assistant will be provided if necessary (advance consultation required)
●Opportunities for presentation/ exhibitions: Available
* Slide lecture, open studio, and others
●Publication and distribution of program report: Available
* The office will publish the catalog which includes the photograph of donated
works, Artist Statement, record of other activities.
●Others: See details on application guideline.
* Complete the Application Form and submit it to the office.
Attach supporting documents that will help to understand the past activities (pictorial records, pamphlets, catalogues, transparencies, etc.). Online submission
is also available.（Closed for FY 2013 application）
The office will select applicants.
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2013: SETO International Ceramic and Glass Art Exchange Program
Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation
Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation
Grant: Agency for Cultural Affairs
Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center
81-2, Minami Nakanokiri-cho, Seto, Aichi Prefecture 489-0815 Japan
TEL： +81-561-97-1001 / FAX： +81-561-97-1005
* ceramics studio, glass studio, visitors studio, glazing room
* gas-fired kiln, electric kiln, glass dissolving furnace, glory hall and others
●Exhibit Space: Available
* gallery space (exhibition space) 5 rooms
* Refreshment and beverage area
* Administration office
Seto City is located about 20 km northeast from Nagoya City and renowned as one of the major production centers of pottery in Japan with a history and tradition of more than 1000 years. Our facility is located at the center of the city, and in the neighborhood are cultural facilities such as Seto City Art Museum, Seto-Gura Museum, and Seto Municipal Center of Multimedia and Traditional Ceramics.
10 minute-walk from Meitetsu Seto Line “Owari-Seto” station
In order to coincide with the preparation for the World Exposition in Aichi in 2005, this program was inaugurated in 2000, to promote international exchange through the art of Seto’s traditionally famous pottery and glasswork.
In order to support the program, the Ceramics and Glass Art Center was inaugurated a year earlier, in 1999, to provide artists and craftsmen with necessary equipment and facilities for training and production.
From 2000 to 2005, Seto City has administrated the program as “Artist-in-Residence in SETO.” In 2006, the program was renewed as “SETO International Ceramic and Glass Art Exchange Program,” and the administration has been succeeded over by the Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation.
Year of (Program) Commencement
The Seto City in Aichi Prefecture is rich in high-quality clay and silica (material for glassmaking) and renowned as one of the major production centers of pottery in Japan, with a history and tradition of more than 1000 years.
The city has been engaged in promoting international exchange in preparation for the World Exposition that was held in Seto in 2005.
This program aims to build an international platform for cultural development by inviting first rate ceramic and glass artists from abroad to stay and work in the city, and to exchange with the local artists and citizens.
○Production of artworks by resident artists
○Exchange with the local community
The program has invited 23 countries 56 ceramic and glass artists from Japan and overseas.
○this program has been able to offer inspiring experience to local artists and residents.
○the city has become international and has gained wider recognition.
Alessandro Gallo, Ana Mlazowsky, Brian Benfer, Geng Xue, Hector M. Flores, Mare Saare, Margareta Daepp, Sally Walk, Vladimir Klein
○Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation
113-3, Nishibara-cho, Seto, Aichi Prefecture 489-0884 Japan
TEL： +81-561-84-1093 / FAX： +81-561-85-0415
Contact Person: Marika Matsudaira, Eiji Nakamura,
September 17, 2013