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Hiroshima Artist-in-Residence (H-AIR)




Presentation(exhibition, performance, and open studio)Not available

Grants and subsidies for travel expensesAvailable

Grants and other financial supports/ Support by coordinators and art professionalsNot available

Art genresFilm / Video



Hiroshima Artist-in-Residence (H-AIR)

Application period Dec. 1, 2023 (Fri.) - Jan. 31, 2024 (Wed.)
Description (1) Overview: The H-AIR invitee will be engaged in the following activities.
(a) Development and production of their project: Production and preparation of new projects related to animation.
(b) Cultural exchange activities with local citizens: Interaction with residents of Hiroshima City and its surrounding area, especially in the areas where they will be staying, as well as with people involved in arts and culture.

(2) The invitees’ duties:
(a) Writing regular reports on your stay in English or Japanese (about one report per month)
(b) Cooperating to the Hiroshima Festival (in particular, the Hiroshima Animation Season 2024)
a. Participation in programs of Hiroshima Animation Season 2024
b. Participation in the introduction programs for Hiroshima Citizens: Screening, Lecture, and Workshops etc.
(c) Writing a final report within one month after the completion of H-AIR.
Residency location The area of the accommodation will be located at Tsurumi-cho area (Naka Ward) .
Residency period From June 1 (Saturday) to August 31 (Saturday), 2024 [92 days].
* The period is subject to change due to social and environmental conditions.
Qualification (1) Applicants must be working on a new, unpublished project related to animation. Projects
other than animation, such as novels, comics, and films, may be submitted as long as they are intended to be adapted as animation projects in the future. Applicants may also apply if they are conducting research or study for the purpose of developing a project.

(2) Any age, gender, nationality, or background is acceptable, but the applicant must be able to communicate conversationally in either English or Japanese.

(3) Applicants will be expected to do everything related to the engagement of their project and daily life on their own.

(4) Applicants should be in good health.
Pay by artists / Support for artists (1) Transportation expenses:
Round-trip transportation expenses from the applicant's city of residence to Hiroshima City (provided as tickets or a standard amount calculated by the Festival Office)

(2) Accommodation:
The invitee will stay and work in one of the following areas in Hiroshima City. Along with a semi-furnished accommodation, internet access and all utilities will be provided. The area of the accommodation will be located at Tsurumi-cho area (Naka Ward) .

(3) Daily allowance:
2,000 yen per day will be provided.

(4) Production space:
The invitee may use a studio space (shared with students) in Hijiyama Junior College, but this may change depending on the situation.

(5) Other:
The invitee will get free passes to the competition programs and events related to the Hiroshima Animation Season 2024.
Selection process (1) Selection and notification
a. Based on the submitted documents and information, the selection committee consisting of the producers and artistic director of the Hiroshima Animation Season will conduct the preliminary selection.
b. The final selection (scheduled for mid-February 2024) will be conducted as online interview with the participation of those who pass the preliminary selection. Applicants will be notified of the results within one week of the final selection. After the applicant agrees to the conditions, they will be officially invited.
c. In principle, after the applicant officially agrees to be invited, they will be expected to fulfil all the requirements of the program.

(2) Selection criteria: The following criteria will be taken into consideration in the selection process.
a. How the applicant’s project will be of help to Hiroshima. (Please note that it is not
mandatory to work on a project about Hiroshima.)
b. How motivated the applicant is to become an active part of the local community and spend time with local residents as well as other people and organizations related to art and culture in the area.
c. How willing the applicant is to interact and mentor young artists and students in Hiroshima.
d. How the applicant’s participation in H-AIR would benefit their creative career in the future.

Contact Hiroshima Animation Season Festival Office
(Hiroshima Festival Organizing Committee)
Address: 4-17 Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Japan