Akiyoshidai International Art Village

  • Open Call:Available
  • Grant for travel expenses:Conditional
  • Grant for production:Conditional
  • Grant for living costs:Available
  • Support by staff or specialist:Available
  • Studio:Available
  • Exhibit Space:Available
  • Accommodation:Available
  • Exhibition or Open Studio:Available
  • Publication:Available

Focus Area(s):Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Print

Months of Residency:2017/01 - 2017/03: See details below.

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Months of Application:2016/06 - 2016/07: See details below.

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Print

Residency Period / Application Period
● Residency Period
○ Residence Support Program: January 15 - March 10, 2017 [55 days in principle]
○ Residence Fellow Program: 1 - 4 weeks up to one month
● Application Period
○ Residence Support Program: June to the end of July, 2016
Number of Resident Artists
● FY 2010
○ Residence Support Program: 3 artists
○ Residence Fellow Program: 4 artists
● FY 2011
○ Residence Support Program: 3 artist in one group
○ Residence Fellow Program: 4 artists in one group
● FY 2012
○ Residence Support Program: 9 artist in one group
○ Residence Fellow Program: 2 artists in one group
● FY 2013
○ Residence Support Program: 6 artist in one group
○ Residence Fellow Program: 3 artists in one group
● FY 2014
○ Residence Support Program: 6 artist in one group
○ Residence Fellow Program: 6 artists in one group
● FY 2015
○ Residence Support Program: 6 artist in one group
○ Residence Fellow Program: 7 artists in one group
● FY 2016
○ Residence Support Program: 6 artist in one group(TBA)
○ Residence Fellow Program: 6 artists in one group
Conditions / Provisions
Residence Support Program: Young (under 40) artists who are highly motivated to pursue artistic activities and exchange with the local community. Participating artists are required to engage in creative activities based on the 2016 theme for artwork production, “The future of this land.”
No specific age limit. English proficiency is essential.
Residence Fellow Program: Artists, researchers, and past resident artists at AIAV who are sponsored by other organizations and whose objectives and incentives for taking residency are approved by AIAV.
Public programs such as lectures and workshops are arranged.
Provisions
Residence Support Program
Travel expense: Available (fixed amount according to where each artist resides)
Production fee: Available (varies according to program contents)
Studio: Available
Living expense: Available
Accommodation: Available (Accommodation Building)
Professional and staff support: Available
Opportunities for presentations/exhibitions: Available
Publication and distribution of a program report: Available
Residence Fellow Program-
Travel expense: Not available
Production fee: Not available
Studio: Available
Living expense: Available
Accommodation: Available (Accommodation Building)
Professional and staff support: Available
Opportunities for presentations/exhibitions: Available (holding public programs is optional)
Publication and distribution of a program report: Available
Application Procedure
Open call
Direct application by artists (application guidelines are available on the website)
Screening Process
Artists to be invited for the residence support program are finally selected through nominations by the selection committee and overseas affiliated organizations.

Facilities Information

Program Name
Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Administrative Organization
Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV)
Administrative Body
Yamaguchi Kirameki Foundation (Akiyoshidai International Art Village)
Partner(s)
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Prefecture Board of Education, Shuho-cho, Shuho-cho Board of Education, Mito-cho, Mito-cho Board of Education, Mine City, Mine City Board of Education
Facility Name
Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Facility Address
50 Akiyoshi, Shuoho-cho, Mine-city, Yamaguchi 754-0511
Facility Description
●Studios: Available
○ Studios 1-7: 20-49sq. m. (available for visual art practice)
○ Rehearsal/ Study Rooms:
* Rehearsal/ Study Room 1: 94 sq. m. (available for dance rehearsals)
* Rehearsal/ Study Room 2: 162 sq. m.
* Rehearsal/ Study Room 3: 94 sq. m.
●Exhibit Space: Available
○ Gallery: approximately 267 sq. m.
○ Amphitheater (outdoor theater): grass slope space of seating capacity of approximately 600 seats
○ Courtyard (outdoor): 739 sq. m., stepped space with seating capacity of approximately 300 people
●Accommodations: Available
○ Guest rooms: 8 Western-style rooms, 28 Japanese-style rooms (accommodates up to 100 people)
○ Restaurant: 250 sq. m. (seating capacity for maximum 250 people)
○ Dark room: 10 sq. m., film developing equipment available
● Others
○ Lot size: 320,000 sq. m.
○ Main Building : total area 2,882 sq. m.; total floor space 5,164 sq. m.; 3 floors and 1 basement floor(1)Hall: 482 sq. m.
○ Building: total area 1,475 sq. m.; total floor space 2,594 sq. m.; 2 floors and 1 basement floor
* Parking space for approximately 250 cars (including temporary parking area) is available.
* Seating: maximum 480 seats (movable seats)
* Stage (open stage) : Width: 6.3-14.4m (movable stage);Depth: 5-6.3m, height: 12.6m (ceiling height)
* Reverberation time: approximately 2 seconds (when all seats are vacant)
* Dressing Rooms 1 & 2: 30 sq. m.; Dressing Room 3: 55 sq. m.
Surrounding Environment
Inaugurated on August 25, 1998, the Village is set in a quiet environment surrounded by the woods, providing artists with space and time to immerse themselves in creative activities.
The neighboring Akiyoshidai (Akiyoshi Plateau), the largest karst formation in Japan, and Akiyoshido, the largest cave in Japan, provide unique sources of inspiration for resident artists.
Access
○ From Yamaguchi Ube Airport, approximately 1 hour by car
○ 5-minute drive from Akiyoshidai IC on the Ogori Hagi Road
○ 15-minute drive from Mine IC on the Chugoku Expressway
○ From JR Shinkansen “Shin Yamaguchi” station, approximately 40 minutes by car
○ From downtown Yamaguchi City, approximately 30 minutes by car
History
The Akiyoshidai International Art Village was conceived as a place to develop creative activities in various fields of arts, including visual arts, and performing arts.
The concept of a residency program builds upon two preceding local projects: the Akiyoshidai International 20th Century Music Seminar and Festival, held every summer in Shuho-cho and Yamaguchi City since 1988; and Shuho Town Cultural Exchange House, established by Shuho-cho in 1993.
Year of (Program) Commencement
1998
Program Objectives
* The program provides artists with an opportunity to stay in an environment which is different from their everyday setting, and also secure time and space to live and work with the local community.
* The program provides local residents with occasions to interact with artists and engage in artistic activities, to nurture interest in the arts and culture among the wider public.
Program Activities
● AIAV Residence Program
The Residence Support Program invites artists who work in various genres of arts from Japan and overseas through an open call. Resident artists pursue their artistic activities and carry out projects with the local community.
The Residence Fellow Program is a short-term residency made available to artists who are sponsored by other organizations to conduct research, art creation, and exchange. Public programs that engage the local residents could be arranged.
● Other programs
○ Seminar and workshop
○ Yamaguchi Artist Support Program
○ Viewing program
○ Music Competition Program
○ Cultural exchange project
○ Educational institution and cultural organization support project
○ Friends Net
○ Information service project
Outcomes
From FY 1998 to FY 2015, AIAV has invited 160 groups 172 individual artists in total.
Past Residents
Adriana Salazar, Alwin Reamillo, Anna Strand, CHOU Tung-YEN, Claire Healry and Sean Cordeiro, France Dubois, Heini Nukari, Hyuk Jun Yi, Ian Carlo Jaucian, Ina Kwon & Helmut Völter, Isak Immanuel, Jasmina Llobet & Luis Fernandez Pons, Josephine Vejrich, Kenji Yamada, Michiko Tsuda, Mike Bode, Nao Yoshikai, Nobuhiro Shimura, Rehema Chacahge, Taewon Heo, Takehito Shiina, Tiffany Chung, Todd Shalom, Tsuyoshi Anzai, Varelia Roxana Primost, Wojciech Gilewicz, Yung-Ta Chang
Inquiry
Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV)
50 Akiyoshi, Shuoho-cho, Mine-city, Yamaguchi 754-0511 Japan
TEL: +81-837-63-0020 / FAX: +81-837-63-0021
E-mail: air_aiav(at)aiav.jp
Website: http://www.aiav.jp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aiav.jp
Contact: Takashi Tokunaga
Last modified
October 11, 2016