Artist in Residence / Kyoto & Geneva Exchenge Project “COLLECTING TIME”

  • Open Call:Available
  • Grant for travel expenses:Not Available
  • Grant for production:Not Available
  • 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):Painting, Architecture, Craft, Photography/Film, Sculpture, Design, Performing arts, Prints, Fashion

Months of Residency:2018/08/11 - 2018/09/23

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Months of Application:2017/02/01 - 2017/04/30

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Application Guideline

Focus Area(s)

Painting, Architecture, Craft, Photography/Film, Sculpture, Design, Performing arts, Prints, Fashion

Residency Period / Application Period
● Residency Period: August 11 to September 23, 2018
● Application Period: February 1 to April 30, 2017
Number of Resident Artists
1 or 2 persons
Conditions / Provisions
●Age limit: No
●Specification of Countries: Japan
● Traveling expense: Not Available
● Production fee: Not Available
● Living expense: Available
* The participating artists must fund their living expenses including food.
● Professional and staff support: Available
* As much support as possible from artists associated with the host or Japanese residents in Geneva will be available.
● Opportunities for presentation/exhibitions: Available
* The exhibition period in Geneva: From August 31 to September 18, 2017
● Publication and distribution of activity report: Available
* Dohjidai Gallery of Art will provide the participating artists with detailed local information prior to their leaving Japan. In Geneva, a consultation service concerning living and production issues will be available (in Japanese if necessary).
Application Procedure
Open call
Screening Process
Selection by the project committee.

Facilities Information

Program Name
Artist in Residence / Kyoto & Geneva Exchenge Project "COLLECTING TIME"
Administrative Organization
Dohjidai Gallery of Art
Association Cheminée Nord
Administrative Body
Dohjidai Gallery of Art
Association Cheminée Nord
Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
Facility Name
Fonderie Kugler(Espace cheminée nord & Espace 27)
Facility Address
Usine Kugler, Rue de la Truite 4bis, 1205 Genève
Facility Description
○ Production studio: Available
(approx. 30 sq.m)
○ Exhibition space: Available
(approx. 60 sq.m, two rooms)
○ Accommodation: Available
Bath room, A/C, Kitchen
Surrounding Environment
The institution is on the premises of a former factory in Geneva, as large as an elementary school, and autonomously managed by artists of fine art, music, theater, etc. Twenty studios and ateliers are regularly used for production and practice, as well as for many events. A municipal museum and the old town are within walking distance from the institution. The location is convenient for both living and production.
The terminus of a tram line is in front of the institution, providing easy access to transportation.
In 2012, the Swiss painter Ariane Monod asked the Dohjidai Gallery of Art to hold a solo exhibition of her works. After discussing how to hold the exhibition, the non-profit artists’ organization Association Cheminée Nord, to which Monod belongs, and the Dohjidai Gallery of Art agreed on a program in which the two organizations alternate with each other each year in inviting artists from the other party for production and solo exhibitions.
Year of (Program) Commencement
Program Objectives
The program aims to facilitate interaction between artists from Japan and Switzerland and provide support for their production and exhibitions.
Program Activities
Every alternate year, invited artists either from Japan or Switzerland, selected from recommendations or open applications, stay in the other country for several weeks while engaging in creative activities and holding exhibitions.
After the program, the organizer creates and makes public a report on the program’s accomplishments in an electronic or printed format.
○ FY 2013
The first exhibition "Ariane Monod Drawing wall/paintings" in Kyoto.(July 2 - 14)
Swiss painter Ariane Monod held a solo exhibition at Dohjidai Gallery of Art.
○ FY 2014
The second exhibition "COLLECTING TIME KYOTO-GENÉVE" in Geneva.(September 27 - October 11)
Yuka Yamato and Takayuki Okamoto were dispatched to Geneva to create works and hold an exhibition.
* Collecting Time Kyoto-Geneva is recognized as a program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland.
○ FY 2015
The third exhibition "COLLECTING TIME 2015" in Kyoto.(April 28 - May 10)
Six artists based in Geneva were invited to Kyoto. An exhibition of them was held at Dohjidai Gallery of Art.
○ FY 2016
The fourth exhibition "COLLECTING TIME 2016" in Geneva.(May 26 - June 11)
Yuri Takehisa and Yuriko Sasaoka were dispatched to Geneva to create works and hold an exhibition.
Past Residents
Dohjidai Gallery of Art
1928 BLDG., 56, Benkeiishicho, Higashiiru, Sanjo-dori Gokomachi, Nakagyo-ku, 604-8082 Kyoto
TEL: +81-75-256-6155 / FAX: +81-75-256-6155
E-mail: info(at)
Contact Person: Ikkou Oyama
Last modified
March 10, 2017