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Open call Information: Oishida Artist-in-Residence 2021 Winter

Oishida AIR creates opportunities for residency and production based at “Niji-no-Plaza”, the only theater facility in Oishida Town in Yamagata Prefecture.
It takes only 3 hours and 1 minute from Tokyo Station to Oishida Station without transfers.
We hope that you will find something unique here while spending some time in this scenic town.

Using the Niji-no-Plaza multipurpose hall as a base, artists will stay in the town for a certain period of time, interacting with the local community and creating works of art, with the aim of creating collaboration with the local community, bringing vitality to the area, promoting art, and fostering
young artists. The purpose of the artist-in-residence program is to promote art and foster young artists. In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, applications will only be accepted from artists who are staying or working in Japan.

Project period

Dec 6, 2021 – Dec 19, 2021 [5 to 10 days support during project period]

Number of applicants

1 person (In the case of a group, each group is counted as 1 person.)

Application Requirements

See Oishida AIR website

Contents of Support

(1) Actual expenses for round trip transportation from Oishida to Kyoto at maximum
(2) Provision of a place to stay
(3) Rehearsal room and rehearsal space at the Niji no Plaza Theater
(4) Opportunity to present WS and work-in-progress
(5) Daily allowance of 5000 yen per day
(6) 50,000 yen per production (per performance)
(7) Participation in community events, exchange, etc.
(8) Travel by car within a 30km radius of Oishida Town
(9) PCR test using ICheck, etc. and fee for issuing negative certificate

The application period

Aug 10 to Nov 30, 2021

About Application

1 Profile
2 Website
3 Typical works
4 Current work
5 Reasons for application
Please send them to The application form is free format.


Oishida AIR, Lifelong Learning Group, Education and Culture Division, Niji no Plaza