Production of original artworks (commissioned artworks) by the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) (Artist-in-residence programs)

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

Focus Area(s):Media Art (Art, performing arts, educational activities which are based on computer and IT technology)

Months of Residency:2017/04 - 2018/03:depends on the art exhibitions and performances

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Months of Application:2017/04 - 2018/03:depends on the art exhibitions and performances

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Media Art (Art, performing arts, educational activities which are based on computer and IT technology)

Residency Period / Application Period
A/N
* depends on the art exhibitions and performances
Number of Resident Artists
A/N
* depends on the projects
Conditions / Provisions
● Age limit: No
● Specification of Countries: No
Provisions
● Traveling expense: Available
● Production fee: Available
● Living expense: Available
● Professional and staff support:Available
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
● Publication and distribution of program report: Available
Application Procedure
Closed
Screening Process
Resident artists are selected in accordance with the project, which based on media technology in the field of contemporary art, performing arts and educational activities to explore the possibilities to create a new collaborative production through residency programs.

Facilities Information

Program Name
Production of original artworks (commissioned artworks) by the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) (Artist-in-residence programs)
Administrative Organization
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)
Administrative Body
Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Partner(s)
-
Facility Name
Please refer to the project contact information.
Facility Address
Please refer to the project contact information.
Facility Description
● Studios: Available
* studio A (theater style space of about 540 m2), studio B (gallery space of about 292 m2) and others
* Artist-in-residence programs are implemented mainly in the actual exhibition space.
● Exhibition space: Available
* studio A (theater style space of about 540 m2), studio B (gallery space of about 292 m2) and others
* Artist-in-residence programs are implemented mainly in the actual exhibition space.
● Accommodation: none
Surrounding Environment
During the Middle Ages, Yamaguchi Prefecture prospered as Nishi no Kyo, the capital of the west, under the control of the Ouchi clan, the strongest warlord clan in western Japan. Later it was home to such historical figures as Sesshu, Sogi and Xavier. After the Battle of Sekigahara, it became the only territory of the Mori clan, where the driving force for the Meiji Restoration was developed. Surrounded on three sides by the Japan Sea and the Seto Inland Sea, Yamaguchi boasts a variety of sceneries and seasonal natural beauty. It also has a cultured atmosphere, derived from its rich history and deep relationship with literary men such as Chuya Nakahara, Santoka Taneda and Doppo Kunikida. Yuda Onsen near YCAM is regarded as the best hot spring resort in Sanyoji area.
Access
○ By the JR Yamaguchi line: 25 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by car from Yamaguchi station or Yuda Onsen station
○ From JR Shin-Yamaguchi station: 30 minutes by Bocho bus/JR bus to Nakazono-cho stop and 1 minute on foot
○ By car: 30 minutes from Hofu Higashi I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway
* Details: http://www.ycam.jp/en/guide/access/
History
Since its foundation, YCAM has focused on the production of original arts, in pursuit of a new artistic expression based on media technology and the human body. YCAM approaches art not only through the means of exhibition and preservation or performance and appreciation. It also provides studios and specialized technical staff that facilitate the production of original arts of various styles, aiming to become a local art center that transmits original arts (commissioned art works) towards the whole world. Based on these objectives and facilities, artists stay at YCAM and continue to produce and exhibit 2-4 artworks a year.
Year of (Program) Commencement
2003
Program Objectives
Through the artist-in-residence programs, YCAM aims at the creation of new artworks that break new ground in the field of "art/media/human body." YCAM's environment and facilities can be utilized to the maximum extent, with artists staying and creating in the actual exhibition spaces. Collaboration of YCAM and artists facilitates R&D for media expression and the establishment of ideas and concepts regarding technology. Through these attempts, YCAM strives to advance media technology, to enhance the creativity of art towards a changing society and culture, and to clarify the social and cultural possibilities an art center is able to disclose.
Program Activities
YCAM's artist-in-residence programs aim to create and transmit its original artworks (YCAM commissioned works), taking advantage of its excellent environment and facilities. Artist-in-residence programs can take a wide variety of forms, since contents and methods of production vary depending on whether it is an art-related, performing arts-related, or education related project. Factors vary widely, such as timings, periods, and members in residence—not only artists but also technical staff including programmers, engineers and construction staff.
Outcomes
● Achievements and Outcomes
FY 2003-2016: the number of invited artists; 34 (arts), about 35 (performing arts)
● Achievements
FY 2016: 2 exhibitions, 1 performance
FY 2015: 1 exhibition, 1 performance
FY 2014: 1 exhibition, 1 performance
FY 2013: 4 exhibitions, 2 performances
FY 2012: 1 exhibition, 1 performance and 2 research&productions
FY 2011: 5 exhibitions, 1 research&production
FY 2010: 2 exhibitions, 1 performance and 1 screening
FY 2009: 2 exhibitions and 1 performance
FY 2008: 3 exhibitions and 1 performance
FY 2007: 2 exhibitions and 1 performance
FY 2006: 3 exhibitions and 1 performance
FY 2005: 3 exhibitions and 2 performances
FY 2004: 4 exhibitions and 3 performances
FY 2003: 3 exhibitions and 1 performance
* Only exhibitions and performances including original works
Past Residents
assistant, Daito Manabe, doubleNegatives Architecture, Fujiko Nakaya, Hiroaki Umeda, Hirotoshi Takaya, James George, Keiichiro Shibuya, Keiko Sasaoka, Kuwakubo Ryota, Kyle McDonald, Mansai Nomura, Marko Peljhan, Masataka Matsuda (Marebito Theater Company), Moon Kyungwon, Motoi Ishibashi, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Otomo Yoshihide, Paul-Andre FORTIER, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Rhizomatiks, Ryoji Ikeda, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Seiko Mikami, Semitransparent Design, Shirai Tsuyoshi, Sota Ichikawa, Strange Kinoko Dance Co., Study of Live works Baneto, Takao Kawaguchi, Takashi Ikegami, Takayuki Fujimoto, Tallec Atwi, Toshiki Okada, YKBX, Yoko Ando
Inquiry
the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media[YCAM]
7-7 Nakazono-cho, Yamaguchi, 753-0075 JAPAN
TEL: +81-83-901-2222/ FAX: +81-83-901-2216
E-mail: information(at)ycam.jp
Website: http://www.ycam.jp/
YCAM Re-Marks: http://re-marks.ycam.jp/
YCAM InterLab: http://www.ycam.jp/en/aboutus/interlab/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ycam_jp
Contact person: Administrative Section
Last modified
July 6, 2017