Visual Arts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Print
Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: End of August 2013 – November (about 80 days)
●Application Period: December 2012 – February 15, 2013
Number of Resident Artists
3 artists (2 non-Japanese and 1 Japanese)
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: No
●Specification of Countries: No
The artist should:
○produce at least one finished piece of artwork during the residency period.
○be cooperative with other resident artists.
○be interested in interacting with local residents.
○have conversational English language proficiency.
●Traveling expense: Available
* Roundtrip airfare up to ¥150,000 for overseas artists, ¥75,000 for national artists
●Production fee: Available
* Up to ¥300,000 per artist including material expenses
* Studio in a local school building is available for standard residency
●Living expense: Available
* ¥150,000 expenses for meals and daily necessities during residency
●Professional and staff support: Available
* Arranged according to artists' needs
●Opportunities for presentations/exhibitions: Available
●Publication and distribution of a program report: Available
* PC room: Available (with broadband internet access)
Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence (KAIR)
Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence Executive Committee
Support: Kamiyama cho, Tokushima Prefecture, Fukutake Foundation for the Promotion of Regional Culture
The program utilizes local school buildings, defunct facilities, and vacant houses as resident artists’ studios.
Kamiyama-cho is a town of approximately 6,000 people in central Tokushima Prefecture, surrounded by mountains and rich nature.
By car: About 50 minutes from JR Tokushima station.
In 1997, Tokushima Prefecture established a new long-term policy to initiate the Tokushima International Cultural Village Project.
This led to the establishment of the International Cultural Village Committee of the Kamiyama International Exchange Association, and the inauguration of the artist-in-residence program.
Year of (Program) Commencement
To develop the artist-in-residence program as the core program of the Kamiyama International Cultural Village Project
* To provide local residents with opportunities to experience different values
* To assist artists’ career development
(Activities of Tokushima International Cultural Village)
1. Artist-in-residence program: Artists work in studios situated in a local school building or vacant facility, and show the outcomes of their residency in an exhibition.
2. Open Atelier Day: Artists open their studios to the public
3. Outreach program: Artists provide classes for local children, in order to develop international understanding through art
4. Eat and communication: Artists and local residents together cook and eat their familiar cuisine from their homes as part of this cultural exchange program
5. Other: Special guests and lecturers are invited during the residency.
6. Publication: A program activity report is published annually.
From FY 1999 to FY 2012, the program has invited 45 artists (28 non-Japanese and 17 Japanese), and exhibitions have been held to show the outcomes of their residency.
* The program has helped to enhance mutual understanding and interest in cross-cultural communication among the local residents, particularly the children.
* The program has prompted to develop interest in the arts among the local residents, and some have formed supporting groups to independently invite and support artists.
* A prototype for an international artist village has been developed, attracting former resident artists to move to Kamiyama to set up their studios.
* The program is gaining recognition as the center for contemporary art in Tokushima.
Hajime Mizutani, Hideaki Idetsuki, Midori Hirota, Miyuki Kido, Poh Wang, Rika Aki, Satoshi Uchiumi
January 10, 2013