Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (1)Artist in Residence Program

  • Open Call: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):Visual Arts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Print
*Especially Asian contemporary arts

Months of Residency:2018/05 - 2019/03:45 - 90 days

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Months of Application:2017/09 - 2017/11:For FY 2018

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Visual Arts, Photography/Media Arts, Sculpture, Print
*Especially Asian contemporary arts

Residency Period / Application Period
45 - 90 days
Number of Resident Artists
1 - 3 artists
Conditions / Provisions
* Applicant for the artist’s in residency program should be a visual artist with sufficient experience in presenting their artwork/project, and should demonstrate their potential in their field. Applicant must be based in and holds a nationality of one of the following countries or regions:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Maldives
* Applicant must have sufficient proficiency in Japanese or English sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed project.
* No age limit
Traveling expense: Available
Production fee: Available
Studio: Available (the process of studio practice is made open to the public for standard residency)
Living expense: Available
Accommodation: Available
Professional and staff support: Available (with cooperation by local artists, art universities, program staff, and volunteers)
Opportunities for presentations/exhibitions: Available
Publication and distribution of a program report: Available (Art Exchange program report)
Application Procedure
Open call
Screening Process
Selection committee
*Committee members consist of the FAAM Selection Board of the Artist and Researcher/Curator in Residence Program

Facilities Information

Program Name
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum: Artist in Residence Program
Administrative Organization
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Administrative Body
Fukuoka Economy, Tourism & Culture Bureau, Fukuoka city (Art Exchange Program, Curatorial Office, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Facility Name
Open Studio, Research Rooms for resident artists and researchers
Facility Address
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 8th floor
Facility Description
●Studios: Available
○Open Studio (223.3 sq. m.)
○3 Research Rooms (32.79sq. m. each)
●Exhibit space: Available
●Accommodations: Not Available (Monthly apartment available)
Surrounding Environment
Located on the 7th and 8th floor of a commercial complex in the downtown area.
A short walk from the Fukuoka City subway “Nakasu Kawabata” station.
The residency program was conceived in conjunction with the inauguration of the new museum of modern and contemporary Asian art.
In addition to exhibiting its rich Asian art collection, the museum aimed to operate in a new model of an “interactive art museum,” and facilitate the audience to familiarize with the contemporary expressions in Asia.
In support of this concept, the residency program invites artists and researchers who are active in Asia.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Program Objectives
The FAAM artist/researcher/curator in residency program aims to create a platform through which the artistic activities of invitees provide various opportunities for the people of Fukuoka to appreciate culture through communicating with the invitees and/or collaborating in their art-making. We believe that such opportunities will promote deeper understanding of Asian culture in Fukuoka.
Program Activities
1) Art-making in collaboration with the people of Fukuoka
2) Workshop(s)
Between 1999 and 2016, the program has invited 78 artists and 26 researchers/curators from 21 countries and region in Asia.
* Local residents have been exposed to the creative process of the resident artists, through lectures and other public events. As result, they have had an opportunity to develop a better understanding Asian culture and visual arts.
* Exchange programs at various local schools, from elementary schools to universities, have introduced professional artists’ practices to students and also facilitated them to foster international understanding.
* Resident artists and researchers have been offered an opportunity to meet and interact with the local artists and art professionals. Such exchanges have contributed in establishing a network to develop the art scene in Fukuoka and Asia.
* Resident artists and researchers have reported back their experiences upon their return, to simulate the local art scenes.
Past Residents
Hadim Ali, Lu Yang, Moon Kyungwon, Nalini Malani, Sherman Ong, Tang Da Wu
Organization:Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Address:7th & 8th Floor, Riverain Center Bld.,3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City 812-0027 Japan
TEL:+ 81-92-263-1103 / FAX:+ 81-92-263-1105
E-mail: faam_e@faam.ajibi.jp
Website: http://faam.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/eng/home.html
Contact Person: Yuko Yamaki, Masae Kamachi, Jin Matsuura
Last modified
August 25, 2017