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

Focus Area(s):-

Months of Residency:2017/09 - 2018/01(55 - 120days)

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Months of Application:2017/04 - 2017/06

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)


Residency Period / Application Period
● Residency Period: September 2017 - January 2018 (55 - 120days)
● Application Period: April - June 10, 2017
Number of Resident Artists
1 person or 1 group
* Costs to be covered by the organizer are intended for one individual artist, and the artist is not allowed to be accompanied as a rule.
* A group of multiple persons can apply, but 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:
a) be an artist currently engaged in creative pursuits (regardless of genre or nationality).
b) be capable of doing everything independently, from daily living to production.
c) be able to showcase achievements as his/her works during the program and take responsibility in displaying and removing the works.
d) understand the purpose of residency and be able to stay for 55 to 120 days during the residency period.
e) be capable of actively participating in arts educational programs and exchange programs for local residents and students, such as artist talks, lectures, and workshops.
f) be able to engage in exchange programs in English or Japanese, including artist talks (explanation of his/her own works), lectures and workshops.
g) be in good health.
h) have purchased personal insurance that covers his/her stay in Japan (in the case of an overseas artist).
i) have adequate English or Japanese proficiency needed in daily conversation.
j) be able to follow rules specified for accommodation and production sites in daily living and production.
* An artist based overseas must acquire a passport and a visa to enter Japan if necessary. (The cost should be covered by the artist.) For details, contact the Japanese Embassy in your country.
○ Activity record
The organizer takes photos and videos to keep a record of the works and activities of the resident artist during the program. The artist must cooperate in the record keeping.
Copyrights of all works produced in this program belong to the people who create the works. Copyrights of all photos, videos, and other contents recorded by the organizer belong to the organizer, and the organizer has the right to use them for public relations which serve the public interest. The organizer and those approved by the organizer can use all of these materials for free.
○ Cooperation in media coverage
The artist must cooperate in media coverage as much as possible when requested by a media outlet. However, if it is considered to affect his/her creative activity or bring concern about the violation of privacy, the artist can ask the organizer to decline the coverage.
○ Other note
When an artist is invited from a country which does not have a tax treaty with Japan, or a country which has a tax treaty but is subject to taxation, income tax of about 20% is collected from the grants for production and living expenses (reference: 20.24% for 2015). Contact the Embassy in your country or a related organization for details.
● Traveling expenses: Available (500,000 yen including production fees)
○ (Overseas) Grants are provided for one-time round-trip airfare from the closest international airport to the artist’s hometown to 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). The international airfare must be for economy class travel (not for premium economy travel).
○ (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).
* Expenses are reimbursed after the artist arrives at the university.
* Shipping costs for goods should be covered by the artist.
● Production fees: Available (500,000 yen including travel expenses)
● 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)
Application Procedure
● Open call
○ To apply for the program, submit the following documents for screening by post.
* To provide equal opportunity for all persons, application by e-mail is not permitted for any reason.
* The following materials submitted by a successful applicant will be used by the organizer for the advance publicity and promotion of the program.
a) Application form
 * Print-out of the form
b) One facial photo taken within the past six months (to be attached to the application form)
c) Portfolio of artworks (A4 size; free format; any number of artworks can be included.)
 * Submission of data is not permissible.
d) For video and audio works, they must be edited and attached as a DVD, CD, etc. as appropriate (applicable persons only).
○ No application will be accepted after the deadline.
○ Applications submitted with incomplete documents or materials will be deemed ineligible.
○ Submitted application forms will not be returned as a rule.
○ If you wish to have your submitted materials returned (portfolio, DVD, etc.), enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope (or provide international reply coupons if you wish to have the materials sent abroad).
○ Applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted. Be sure to send the documents and materials by post.
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 June 2017.

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
Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music, Aichi University of the Arts
Facility Name
Center for Promoting Fine Arts and Music, Aichi University of the Arts
Facility Address
1-114 Sagamine, Yazako, Nagakute-shi, Aichi, 480-1194
Facility Description
● Studios: Available
* One studio (former musical instrument storage room for the Faculty of Music) 7.9 × 6.3 × 2.4 m
* The resident artist is responsible for cleaning the studio to the extent of his/ her use. All facilities and equipment must be restored to their original condition and returned to the organizer after the completion of production activities during the program.
● Exhibit Space: Not Available
* The exhibition of artworks and its composition will be discussed and decided with the staff members of the Aichi University of the Arts.
● 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, and cooking heater.
* The artist is responsible for cleaning his/her own room.
A computer communication line installed in the room is free to use. There is no computer available for rental.
Surrounding Environment
Approx. 10-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
* The university also welcomes promising young artists who wish to use the artist-in-residence program to advance their careers.
Year of (Program) Commencement
2009 (Open call was stated in 2016.)
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
● Activities
The invited artist must create and exhibit artworks and participate in exchange programs during the residency period.
* Studio
The organizer offers a studio during the program. Facilities on campus, including ateliers, are also available for free use during the program.
● Exhibition
○ Exhibition
* The exhibition venue and final plan for artworks will be discussed and decided by the artist and university staff members.
* The artist is responsible for displaying his/her works as a rule. Regular maintenance of exhibits should also be conducted by the artist if necessary during the exhibition period.
* Matters required for the exhibition, including captions, panels, and flyer design, will be prepared by the university.
* If you wish to use sound for artworks, consult and coordinate with university staff members.
* Artworks after exhibition
The artist is responsible for removing and packing artworks and bringing them back home after the exhibition. Shipping costs should be borne by the artist.
● Artist talks, lectures, workshops, etc.
○ Exchange programs
* To participate in exchange programs, such as artist talks, lectures and workshops, activity plans must be developed when applying.
Past Residents
Aichi University of the Arts
1-114 Sagamine, Yazako, Nagakute-shi, Aichi, 480-1194
TEL: +81-561-76-2863 / FAX: +81-561-62-0083
E-mail: geijo(at)
Contact Person: Tomoko Robel
Last modified
March 1, 2017