Asuka Art Village

* Not available till FY2018


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

Focus Area(s):Any genre including two-dimensional, three-dimensional and video pictures

Months of Residency:-

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

Months of Application:-

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

Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Any genre including two-dimensional, three-dimensional and video pictures

Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: 10 days
*2015 program ran from January 17 to 26
Number of Resident Artists
Approx. 5 artists
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: Applies
*Artists working in contemporary and other fields aged 18 to. Under 40 years old (when applying); High school students are not eligible.
●Nationality: Any
*Details are available on the Asuka Mura Public Office website
Provisions
●Traveling expenses: N/A
●Production fee: Available
*Up to 70,000 yen (* toward the cost of materials required for production activities during the program)
*Up to 40,000 yen (* toward transportation costs for works at exhibitions)
●Living expenses: Available
*Accommodation and meals (morning and evening) at Asukadera Kenshu Kaikan Shutokubo (training and accommodation facility attached to Asukadera Temple).
●Professional and staff support: Available
●Opportunities for presentations/exhibitions and open studios: Available
*Works created during the residency will be exhibited at outdoor venues.
●Publication and distribution of activity report: Available
*Photographic and video recordings of residency activities and works will be made by the organizer. The copyright of any such material will belong to the organizer, who will retain the right to use the materials for public relations activities.
*Details are available on the Asuka Mura Public Office website
Application Procedure
Open call
*Details are available from the Asuka Mura Public Office website
Screening Process
Selection by the organizer

Facilities Information

Program Name
Asuka Art Village
Administrative Organization
Organizer: Asuka Village
Co-Organizers: Asuka Historical National Monument Park; Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture; Asuka-mura Chiiki Shinko Kosha (Asuka Village Regional Promotion Foundation)
Administrative Body
Asuka Mura Public Office (Policy Plannning Department)
Partner(s)
● Special Advisors
Koji Kinutani (artist; Professor, Osaka University of Arts; Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Akira Tatehata (President, Kyoto City University of Arts)
Sei Uto-o (nihonga artist, Emeritus professor of Kyoto University of Education )
Munetaka Wakita (ceramic artist, Emeritus professor of Nara University of Education)
Facility Name
[A] Accommodation and studio: Asukadera Kenshu Kaikan Shutokubo
[B] Exhibition:
①Asuka Historical National Monument Park
Grass Plaza of Takamatsuduka Area
②Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture Garden
③Manyo Tembo Hiroba (Next to Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture)
Facility Address
725-1 Asuka, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara 634-0103, Japan
Phone: 0744-54-3091/Fax: 0744-54-3091
Website: http://www.geocities.jp/syutokubou/ (in Japanese)
[B]①Hirata, Oaza, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara 634-0144
②10 Asuka, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara 634-0103, Japan
Website: http://www.asuka-park.go.jp/asuka_en/index.html (in English)
③Oka, Oaza, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara 634-0111
Phone: 0744-54-1850/Fax: 0744-54-1852
Website: http://www.manyo.jp (in Japanese)
Facility Description
●Studio(s): Available
●Other spaces for creative activities: Available
●Accommodation: Available
Surrounding Environment
Asuka Village is situated in the heart of Nara Prefecture. The Asuka region was the nation’s capital 1,400 years ago, and the stage of the Taika Reform, which eventually led to the establishment of Japan’s first governmental structure based on a legal system called ritsuryo. Buddhism and other aspects of continental culture arrived in Asuka, where a culture influenced by the latest international trends of the day flourished. The village today is full of archaeological sites, including those of palaces, temples, and burial grounds, and is sometimes referred to as the “spiritual home of the Japanese” as it retains much of the scenery portrayed in the Manyoshu poems.
Access
[A]Asukadera Kenshu Kaikan Shutokubo
Take the Kintetsu Kashihara Line or Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line to “Kashihara Jingu Mae” station. Leave the station by the East Exit, and board a Nara Kotsu Asuka Shuyu Bus (Kame Bus) to “Asuka Daibutsu Mae” stop. Shutokubo is 5 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
[B]①Asuka Historical National Monument Park
Grass Plaza of Takamatsuduka Area
15 minutes on foot from "Asuka" station (Kintetsuyoshino Line)
Nara Kotsu Asuka Shuyu Bus (Kame Bus) 0 minutes on foot from "Takamatsuduka" bus stop.
②Manyo Bunkakan (Nara Prefecture Complex of Man'yo Culture)
③Manyo Tembo Hiroba
Take the Kintetsu Kashihara Line or Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line to “Kashihara Jingu Mae” station. Leave the station by the East Exit, and board a Nara Kotsu Asuka Shuyu Bus (Kame Bus) to “Manyo Bunkakan” stop, which is adjacent to the Manyo Bunkakan.
*Buses from Kintetsu Yoshino Line “Asuka” station, and Kintetsu Osaka Line “Sakurai” station also stop near the above facilities.
History
Asuka, where Japan first took shape as a nation, is home to numerous forms of ancient artistic objects, such as clusters of stone structures and tumuli with richly colored murals. Asuka is arguably the birthplace and sanctuary of Japanese art. By supporting the creative activities of upcoming young artists and encouraging them to gain inspiration from spending time in Asuka, the Asuka Art Village residency program offers artists a “pilgrimage to Japanese art.” The residency was also established as an important cultural program for promoting Asuka both nationally and internationally, since Asuka is working to turn the entire village into a “living museum” and towards UNESCO World Heritage registration.
Year of (Program) Commencement
2012
Program Objectives
The program assists next-generation artists in gaining “inspiration” for their creative activities through contact with Asuka’s abundant historical and natural assets, as well as with local people and their culture. In the meantime, it also promotes local revitalization by encouraging village residents to rediscover regional assets with fresh viewpoints. The program also aims to attract more visitors to the village through its unique appeal as an arts venue.
Program Activities
The program provides supports for promising young artists to produce and exhibit innovative, unconventional works created through an inspiration from the location of Asuka, and to present outcomes of the residency at Manyo Bunkakan. It also encourages activities to promote a deeper understandings of the local culture and history.
●Main activities
○Homestay experience with local families
○A tour of the restoration facility of mural paintings from the Takamatsuzuka tumulus during the residency (undecided)
Outcomes
-
Past Residents
-
Inquiry
Policy Plannning Department, Asuka Mura Public Office
55 Oka, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara 634-0111, Japan
Phone: 0744-54-2001 (ext. 234)/Fax: 0744-54-2440
Email: seisaku@tobutori-asuka.jp
Website: http://www.asukamura.jp/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/%E9%A3%9B%E9%B3%A5-Art-Village/233844390077999?ref=ts&fref=ts
Contact person: Yoshida
Last modified
October 6, 2016