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Aichi University of the Arts Artist in Residence 2022




Presentation(exhibition, performance, and open studio)Available

Grants and subsidies for travel expensesAvailable

Grants and other financial supports/ Support by coordinators and art professionalsAvailable

Art genresVisual arts/ Fine arts , Film / Video , Others



Aichi University of the Arts Artist in Residence

Application period Oct. 19, 2021 (Tue.) - Dec. 17, 2021 (Fri.)
Description The AIR is required to attends one or more of the following exchange programs in addition to artwork production during his/her stay:
・ Introduction lecture for AUA students: During the stay of the AIR.
・ Opening or exhibition of artwork production to the public in the form of open studio (presentation of accomplishments): During the stay of the AIR
・ Other workshops and voluntary plans can be brought into operation unless they do not interfere with any coursework or event of AUA.

*The applicant details the contents of the artwork production and exchange program in the activity plan of application form.
*Implementation period will be fixed through coordination with the artist.

For more information on the application process, please visit the University website below.
Residency location 1-114 Yazakosagamine, Nagakute, Aichi 480-1194 Japan
Residency period The period of invitation is 30 days or more but 100 days or less during a period from June 1, 2022 (Wednesday) to December 16, 2022 (Friday).
* The invitation period will be fixed after consultation between the applicant and the university staff.
* AUA is closed for the summer holidays during the period from the second week of August to the fourth week of September. During the period, the exchange program is suspended (but the AIR can continue artwork production and stay). Also, the on-campus facilities cannot be available between the second week and third week of August. This period is not included in the invitation period (the AIR is not allowed to stay on campus).
Qualification An applicant is expected to:
・be an artist active at present, and will continue to be active in the future;
・speak Japanese or English necessary for daily life and exchange events;
・consent to the invitation conditions of the program, and work on active exchange with students of AUA and community residents;
・have his/her living-base in the campus of AUA and have full responsibilities for his/her life and production during the period of the program; and
・be careful of his/her health both physically and mentally.
Pay by artists / Support for artists ◆ Support
Production fees and living expenses:
500,000 yen is paid to the artist by installment under the regulations of AUA

Traveling expenses:
・ (within Japan) One-time round-trip travel expenses between the artist’s closest station and the university’s closest station (Linimo Geidai-dori Station) are paid by AUA later.
・ (from Overseas) One-time round-trip air ticket between the closest international airport to the artist’s hometown and Chubu Centrair International Airport is prepared by AUA. And one-time round-trip travel expenses between Chubu Centrair International Airport and the university’s closest station (Linimo Geidai-dori Station) are paid by AUA later.

A single room of the faculty staff residency building on campus is provided.
The room is equipped with a bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine, bed, cooking heater, and Internet.

One studio on campus is provided.
The AIR can use the on-campus facilities, including the craft center, only during the period of invitation and as far as the use does not interfere with any coursework or event of AUA.
Selection process The application documents are assessed at the Social Relations Center of AUA and the AIR (to be) is selected.
The selection outcome is noticed to all applicants by e-mail by March 31, 2022. For the details about the selection outcome, AUA is unable to answer.
Contact For any question and further information, please contact the following by e-mail:

Aichi University of the Arts, Art Information and PR Section
1-114 Yazakosagamine, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1194, Japan
E-mail: geijo(at)
*Please replace “(at)” with “@”.
Founded in 2007 (Open call was started in 2017.)
Background Aichi University of the Arts invites internationally active artists to the university with the aims to:
-improve and enhance arts education
-facilitate collaboration in artistic activities
-promote exchanges among artists in Japan and abroad, universities, research institutions, etc.
-engage in academic and interdisciplinary activities
Location / Environment Aichi University of the Arts is a public university located almost in the center of Japan. The site area is 409,343㎡. Close to Tokaido Shinkansen Nagoya Station, Chubu International Airport, Prefectural Nagoya Airport, and Nagoya Interchange on Tomei Expressway. Easy access from anywhere in Japan.