Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu (Fellowship Program)

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

Focus Area(s):Visual Arts- especially contemporary arts, Architecture, Design

Months of Residency:2017/09 - 2018/03: See details below.

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

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Visual Arts- especially contemporary arts, Architecture, Design

Residency Period / Application Period
●Residency Period: Participants are required to engage in artistic activities for at least 2 - 3 months during the seven months between September and March.
●Application Period: A/N
Number of Resident Artists
Several people for each category
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: 20s - 30s
●Specification of Countries: No
●Artists: Artists in their 20s to 30s, with oral and reading proficiency in English
●Experts in curatorial studies: People in their 20s to 30s engaged in curatorial work, specializing in the fine arts and art history or with equivalent expertise in contemporary art, with oral, reading, and writing proficiency in English
●Architects/designers: People in their 20s to 30s who work for their own enterprises in architecture and design, or engage in equivalent activities
● Traveling expense: Available
● Production fee: Not available
● Living expense: Available
● Professional and staff support: Not available
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
● Publication and distribution of activity report: Available
*Assistance to find accommodations, provision of studio and exhibition opportunities.
Application Procedure
Open call
Screening Process
* Applications are accepted through an open call.
* Primary selection: Paper screening (The selection committee carries out screening based on the applications for admission and required attachments.)
* Secondary (final) selection: Individual interviews

Facilities Information

Program Name
Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu (Fellowship Program)
Administrative Organization
CCA Kitakyushu Executive Committee
Administrative Body
CCA Kitakyushu Executive Committee
(Culture Promotion Planning Division, Culture and Sports Bureau, City of Kitakyushu)
City of Kitakyushu Individuals CCA Scholarship Committee
Facility Name
CCA Gallery
Facility Address
Hibikino Science and Research Park, 2-5 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
Facility Description
● Studios: Available
(About 20 sq. m., height: 2.7 m)
● Exhibit Space: Available
● Accommodation: Not available
* Private apartment houses.
* Seminar room, Library, Video editing room
Surrounding Environment
In April 2001, the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park was opened in a unique attempt to bring together national, public, and private universities and research organizations at a common campus. The park provides a place for education and the study of advanced science and technology, focusing on environmental technology and information technology in particular.
15 minutes by bus from Orio Eki west exit bus stop, in Kitakyushu Shiei Bus service from "Orio" station in JR Kagoshima Hon-sen.
The International Steel Sculpture Symposium YAHATA '87 was held in Yahatahigashi-ku in 1987 and 1993. It was initially organized by an executive committee, consisting of local residents.
From 1989, seven Contemporary Art Summer Seminars in Kitakyushu were held, inviting artists and art professionals around the world to teach young people aspiring to develop their careers as an artist.
It invited 36 lecturers and attracted 297 participants from all over Japan, and also drew attention among art professionals in Japan and overseas.
In October 1996, Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu was established.
In May 1997, with the cooperation with the local commercial bodies and Kitakyushu City, Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, a non-profit organization was established to run the first public educational and research institute in Japan dedicated to contemporary art. The space was moved to Hibikino Science and Research Park, Wakamatsu-ku in September, 2015.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Program Objectives
●To nurture creative talent and conduct research in the field of contemporary art, popularize contemporary art and develop the local art and culture.
●To train young artists so that they become active at international level, and to invite international artists and to develop the local culture through artists’ creative activities.
Program Activities
●Fellowship program
This program targets artists, curators, architects and designers in their 20s to 30s. It is desired that participants, as fellows of the program, tackle their respective research subjects and pursue their own professional endeavors through participation in activities at the CCA, including exhibitions, workshops, and the creation of publications.
* Information service
Publications and resources on contemporary art are collected and archived for public access.
* Community programs
Public programs such as exhibitions, open seminars, and kids workshops are held for the local residents.
To date, approximately 206 artists from Japan (109 artists) and overseas (97 artists) has completed the study and research program. Many of them are currently taking an active role in arts worldwide.
Past Residents
Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu
Hibikino Science and Research Park, 2-5 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 808-0135 Japan
TEL:+ 81-93-695-3691 / FAX:+ 81-93-695-3692
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Contact Person: Masaaki Itoi
Last modified
June 19, 2017