Art Biotop Shodoshima Open-call Program

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

Focus Area(s):Drama, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Performance

Months of Residency:2017/04 - 2018/03

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Months of Application:2017/04 - 2018/03: A/N

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Drama, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Performance

Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: From April to March of the following year.
* Up to three months.
●Application Period: A/N
Number of Resident Artists
A few.
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: No
●Specification of Countries: No
●Others: Artists or researchers
●Traveling expense: Not Available
●Production fee: Available for Stone Carving Material and Olive Dye
●Living expense: Available
Accommodation on the island is provided for free (utility charges not included).
●Professional and staff support: Not Available
*No interpreter is available, but coordinators and staff will support the artists.
●Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
*Stone sculptures will be exhibited permanently on the island, based on evaluations.
●Publication and distribution of program report: Not Available
*Provided on the website.
●Others: Cars will be arranged as transportation during the residence. Driver’s license is required.
Application Procedure
Open call
Screening Process
The selection is made based on the submitted documents by the selection committee.

Facilities Information

Program Name
Art Biotop Shodoshima Open-call Program
Administrative Organization
Art Biotop
Administrative Body
The Olive Culture and Lifestyle Institute
Supported by Shodoshima Sekizai Kaihatsu Co., Ltd., Shodoshima Healthy Land Co., Ltd., ISHII Corporation
Facility Name
Art Biotop Shodoshima
Facility Address
See Inquiry
Facility Description
●Studios: Available
●Exhibit Space: Available
○79.8 square meters (26.6 square meters times 3 floors)
○74.4 square meters
* Affiliated Institution: MeiPAM
●Accommodations: Available
* Cottage or dormitory, 1 dining room complete with bathroom, TV, and kitchen.
●Others: For creative activities in residence, Art Biotop Shodoshima provides facilities on the island for artists according to their needs. Regarding the exhibition of works, we provide venues and facilities meeting the artists’ requirements.
Surrounding Environment
Shodoshima is the second largest island in the Seto Island Sea. In a calm sea with relatively low rainfall levels and moderate climate, the island has been well known for its traditional stone dealing and recent olive industry. In recent years, many modern art museums opened in neighboring cities and islands (Takamatsu, Teshima, Odeshima, Naoshima, etc.) have come into the limelight.
By car from Tonosho port in Shodoshima Island.
This project was originally launched to re-utilize the closed Togata Elementary School in Tonosho-cho in Shodoshima, but after the school became unavailable due to its insufficient quake-proof reinforcement, the project started its activities without fixed facility and venue.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Program Objectives
○To nurture young artists
○To contribute to healthy growth of youngsters in the island by the means of art
○To hand down the history and industry in Shodoshima Island to the future
Program Activities
○Artists are required to plan and hold workshops during the program (once a month; mandatory).
○After the completion of the program, an exhibition will tour to Shodoshima, Nasu and Tokyo, and exhibited works will be sold. Records will be held.
○The achievements of the program are archived for each year.
* Stone sculptures are exhibited permanently on the island.
* The organizer will retain ownership rights to all works created in this program.
○FY 2009: Stone sculpture: one (Japan), dyeing: one (Japan)
* Both artists held two workshops.
* January 2011 “Exhibition of 2009 AIR Program Participants” (at NIKI Gallery Satsu in Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo)
○FY 2010: Stone sculpture: one (Yuko Kurihara, Japan)
* The artist held two workshops
○FY 2011: Photographer: one (Mar Cuervo Pérez, Spain)
* The artist held three workshops
* “Exhibition of 2010 AIR Program Participants” (at the hall, NIKI CLUB in Nasu, NIKI Gallery Satsu in Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo, and MeiPAM in Shodoshima)
○FY 2012: contemporary art: one (Jane Chang Mi, USA), painting: one (Donald Cameron, USA), stone sculpture: one (Indra Milosavljevic, France)
* Jane Chang Mi held two workshops.
* Donald Cameron and Indra Milosavljevic held three workshops each.
* Exhibition “Jane Chang Mi” (public library, Tonosho Town, Shodoshima), Exhibition “Donald Cameron” (MeiPAM, Shodoshima)
* “Exhibition of 2011 AIR Program Participants” (at the hall, NIKI CLUB in Nasu, NIKI Gallery Satsu in Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo, and MeiPAM in Shodoshima)
○FY 2016: contemporary art: one (Casandra Smith, Australia)
* Casandra Smith held a workshop.
* Exhibition “looking for spares” by Casandra Smith (MeiPAM 02, Shodoshima)
Past Residents
Alexander Clinthorne, Alexandra Murcott, Ayako Ohno, Casandra Smith, Clementine Robertson, Donald Cameron, Indra Milosavljevic, Jane Chang Mi, Jennie Bergsli, katarina skår henriksen, Mar Cuervo Pérez, Tim Prebble, Veronica Bruce, Yuko Kurihara, Yuri Inagaki
Olive Life and Culture Research Institute
405 Ko, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 761-4106
URL: Japanese)
Contact: Shuji Sato, Yoko Yagyu
Last modified
August 10, 2017