Aichi University of the Arts Artist in Residence

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

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Months of Residency:2018/09 - 2018/11(50 - 80days)

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Months of Application:2018/04 - 2018/05

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)


Residency Period / Application Period
● Residency Period: September 1 - November 20, 2018 (50 - 80days)
● Application Period: April - May 10, 2018
Number of Resident Artists
1 person or 1 group
* One group is considered as one artist, and all the grants provided are for one artist, including those for travel, accommodation, and production expenses.
Conditions / Provisions
● Age Limit: None
● Nationality: None
● Other
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
○ be an artist active at present, and will continue to be active in the future;
○ be able to speak Japanese or English necessary for daily life and exchange events;
○ understand the invitation conditions of the program, and participate actively in exchange with students of AUA and community residents;
○ be based for his/her life in the campus of AUA and solely responsible for everything related to his/her life and production during the period of the program; and
○ be healthy both physically and mentally.
● Traveling expenses: Available
○ (Japan) A grant is provided for one-time round-trip travel expenses between the artist’s closest station and the university’s closest station (Linimo Geidai-dori Station).
○(Overseas) Grants are provided for one-time round-trip air ticket (purchased by AUA) between the closest international airport to the artist’s hometown and Chubu Centrair International Airport, and for one-time round-trip travel expenses between Chubu Centrair International Airport and the university’s closest station (Linimo Geidai-dori Station).
● Production fees: Available (500,000 yen)
● Living expenses: Available (provision of accommodation)
● Professional and staff support (personnel support for production): Not available
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibition: Available (open studio, etc.)
● Publication and distribution of activity report: Available (to be published in a comprehensive report issued by the university every two years)
● Other
For the details, please refer to website of Aichi University of the Arts.
Application Procedure
● The following application document and artworks must be sent by post to Art Information and PR Section of AUA:
1) Application form: Download from website Aichi University of the Arts.
2) Portfolio of Artworks: JIS A4 size; free format; any number can be included.
For video and audio works, they must to be edited and attached as a DVD, CD, etc. as appropriate.
Screening Process
Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music, Aichi University of the Arts, reviews submitted materials to select resident artists. Applicants will be notified of the selection results by e-mail by the end of May 2018.

Facilities Information

Program Name
Aichi University of the Arts Artist in Residence
Administrative Organization
Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music, Aichi University of the Arts
Administrative Body
Art Information and PR Section, Academic Affairs Department, Aichi University of the Arts
Facility Name
Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music, Aichi University of the Arts
Facility Address
1-114 Yazakosagamine, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1194 Japan
Facility Description
● Studios: Available
* One studio (former musical instrument storage room for the Faculty of Music) 7.9 × 6.3 × 2.4 m
* Facilities on campus are also available for free use during the program unless they do not interfere with any coursework or event of AUA.
● Exhibit Space: Not Available
● Accommodation: Available
* A single room of the faculty staff residency building on campus is provided.
* The room is equipped with a bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine, bed, cooking heater, and wired LAN for Internet.
Surrounding Environment
Approx. 15-minute walk from Tobu Kyuryo Line (‎Linimo) Geidai-dori Station, or
Approx. 15-minute taxi ride from Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line Hongo Station or Fujigaoka Station
Aichi University of the Arts invites internationally active artists to the university with the aims to:
○ improve and enhance arts education
○ facilitate collaboration in artistic activities
○ promote exchanges among artists in Japan and abroad, universities, research institutions, etc.
○ engage in academic and interdisciplinary activities
Year of (Program) Commencement
2007 (Open call was stated in 2017.)
Program Objectives
Aichi University of the Arts invites artists from around the world to the university through an artist-in-residence program with the goal of promoting collaboration in education and artistic activities. By inviting artists (including artist groups) who are actively engaged in artistic endeavors, the university aims to enhance exchanges among artists, faculty members and students, and thereby adds some fresh air to the university as an education and research hub with an active atmosphere.
Program Activities
● Residency production, Artist talks, lectures, workshops, Exhibition, etc.
The artist must attend the following exchange programs in addition to artwork production during his/her stay:
○ Introduction lecture for AUA students: Early part of October
○ Artwork exhibition (presentation of accomplishments) in the form of open studio: During the stay
○ Other workshops and voluntary plans can be brought into operation unless they do not interfere with any coursework or event of AUA.
Implementation period will be fixed through coordination with the artist.
FY 2007:5 artists
FY 2008:5 artists
FY 2009:5 artists
FY 2010:4 artists
FY 2011:3 artists
FY 2012:4 artists
FY 2013:6 artists
FY 2014:6 artists
FY 2015:7 artists
FY 2016:5 artists
FY 2017:5 artists  *including 1 open call
Past Residents
Akira Otsubo, Alan Johnston, Arthur Watson, Axel Ruoff, Christa Sommerer, Claus Kanngiesser, Clemens Metzler, Daniela Uccello, Elia Tagliavia, Erica Van Horn, Fedelico Agostini, Graham Ellard, Hans Christian Schweiker, Henk Kosche, Ikuo Eiso, Isao Nakamura, Jack Body, John Stuart-Murray, Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn, Konrad Richter, Krynkana Kongpetch, Laurent Mignonneau, Marc Battier, Maria de Francesca-Cavazza, Mariko Asai, Matthias Bachholz, Megumi Yoshida, Michael Schelle, Nina Tichman, Roberto Coviello, Rossella Menegazzo, Shigeo Toya, Shinji Kanki, Shuichi Umeyama, Silke Trekel, Simon Cutts, Stephen Johnstone, Sylvia Koegler, Takashi Nagatani, Takaya Fujii, Thatchai Hongpaeng, Thomas Hirt, Tsung-Te Tsai, U Sunok, Uwe Komischke, Vitaly Margulis, Walter Konrad Forchert, Yanawittaya Kunchaethong, Yoshitomo Nara
Aichi University of the Arts, Art Information and PR section
1-114 Yazakosagamine, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1194 Japan
TEL: +81-561-76-2851 / FAX: +81-561-62-0083
E-mail: geijo(at)
Website: h
Contact Person: Ikumi Fujihara
Last modified
March 19, 2018