AIR_JOnline Database of Artist in Residence Programs in Japan

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AIR_JOnline Database of Artist in Residence Programs in Japan



About AIR_J

AIR_J is a Website dedicated to disseminating information about Artist in Residence programs across Japan in both Japanese and English. Artist in Residence (AIR) is a short-term residence program to support creative activities of artists, creators, and researchers. AIR_J website provides information on AIR programs in Japan, such as the outline, and application requirement of each program, to those living abroad who are interested in AIR programs and culture of Japan. It also offers the cross-searchable database of AIR programs, FAQ, interviews and essays to update the user with the latest information of AIR programs in Japan and abroad.

Organized by Kyoto City, Kyoto Art Center

History of AIR_J website

1993 – 1994 The Japan Foundation organized “Artist-in-Residence Study Group” to make an extensive research on about 150 AIR organizations and institutions in Japan and abroad.
1995 “Report of Artist-in-Residence Study Group” published. (Publisher: the Japan Foundation)
2001 The bilingual database website AIR-JAPAN launched.
2006 The website AIR-JAPAN updated and relaunched.
2010 New website AIR_J including a search engine launched.
2019 Administrator has been transferred to Kyoto Art Center from the Japan Foundation.
2020 The website AIR_J updated and relaunched.


Please contact to Kyoto Art Center AIR_J office regarding AIR_J website, or Artist-in-Residence in Japan.


Kyoto Art Center AIR_J office

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