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Curator Residency Program 2025|TOKAS Residency Programs


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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



Tokyo Arts and Space Residency (TOKAS Residency)

Application period May. 21, 2024 (Tue.) - Jul. 2, 2024 (Tue.)
Description Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS), operated by a division of The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, offers artist-in-residence programs for international creators working in various creative fields to stay, engage in creation and conduct research activities.
TOKAS now calls for creators from various backgrounds and seek to actively exchange ideas while engaging in creative activities in Tokyo/Japan during their stay at TOKAS Residency.

"Curator Residency Program" aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated curators in the field of curation, art criticism, and cultural research from all over the world and offer them with opportunities to conduct research in Tokyo. We provide support to allow curators to develop and present their research and ideas. Selected curators are required to give mentoring sessions to local emerging creators, and deliver a public talk.

Number of Curators: 6
Disciplines: curation, art criticism, and cultural research
Studio/workspace: None
Outcome: Presentation in Curator Talk or/and the Open Studio Talk.

How to apply
Please download "Outline" and "Application Package" from below.
Residency location TOKAS Residency (2-14-7 Tatekawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Residency period Residency Period: 1 to 3 months within the following residency periods:
① From the beginning of May to the end of July, 2025
② From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2025
③ From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2026  
Qualification ① Resides outside of Japan
② Has 3 years or more of experience in his/her specialized area of expertise
③ Has sufficient ability to communicate in English with other residing creators and TOKAS staff for mutual understanding
④ Independent and capable of working and living on his/her own
⑤ Curators working as a duo are ineligible
⑥ Students are ineligible (except for Ph.D. candidates)
Pay by artists / Support for artists Living space (single room), airfare, and fee for research/project
Selection process Selection stage: review with external juries in August, 2024
*The successful applicants will be informed of their final results individually by the end of September, 2024.
The final results will be announced through our website at the beginning of October, 2024.
*We do not respond to any individual inquiries on the selection process and result.
Contact Email:
*For inquiries not listed in the FAQ page on our website, please contact us by Email by June 11, 2024. We
will update the FAQ on our website after June 17, 2024. Please note that in principle, we cannot answer
each inquiry individually.