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AIR_JOnline Database of Artist in Residence Programs in Japan


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StudiosNot available


Presentation(exhibition, performance, and open studio)Available

Grants and subsidies for travel expensesNot available

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

Art genresVisual arts/ Fine arts , Performing arts , Craft / Applied arts , Film / Video , Others

RegionsHokuriku / Shinetsu


SEIUNKAN Art in Residence (SAIR)

Application period Jan. 1, 2020 (Wed.) - Dec. 31, 2020 (Thu.)
Description Regardless of Artist Filed, from Drama, Music, Painting, Architecture, Crafts, Photos/Media Arts, Sculpture, Design,  Performance, Printing, Fashion, Digital Art, etc
Not specified, as long as Artists fully understand and agree with SEIUNKAN Concept Map mentioned below:
Not just a place to stay, but to touch Real Japanese Woodland Life Experience with mutual understanding through exchange of foreign culture.
1, Local Supply for Local Consumption
2, Agricultural Work: Cultivation, Harvest ,Cooking
3, Dietary Education with Slow-Food,
4, Landscape Conservation, Environmental Protection
5, Respect for Native History, Tradition, Culture, Folk Art,
6, Mutual Cross Exchange of Foreign Culture (through AIR Movement)
Residency location SEIUNKAN AIR Executive Committee
Residency period Max. 3 weeks, (excpet peak season in Aug.Dec/Jan)
Qualification a) The artist should be working in the field of contemporary art (regardless of genre).
b) The artist should be independent, and capable of working and living on his or her own.
c) The artist should be able to produce and present artwork and to handle the dismantling and removal of that artwork, by him or herself within the designated period of time.
d) The artist should understand the purpose of his or her visit to ACAC, and be able to be present for more than 55 days of the residency period.
e) The artist should be able to lead a community life with the other artists on the program.
f) The artist should be able to communicate with local people, including joining in the exchange program activities, (talks, lectures, workshops, school visits etc) and should be prepared to take an active role in the educational art program.
g) The artist should be able to explain his or her artwork, and to give lectures or workshops in English or Japanese as part of the exchange program.
h) The artist should be in good health.
i) The artist should be able to speak and understand basic English daily conversation.
Pay by artists / Support for artists All the travel expenses are to be all cover by Artists. Food and accommodation is provided. Light labor assistant work for 2-3 hours morning /dinner time is necessary.

Support for Travelling Expense: Not Available
Support for Production Fee: Not Available
Support for Living Expense: Available
Accommodation and Food are FREE
Professional and staff support for creation: Not Available
Opportunities of presentation/exhibitions: Available
Publication and distribution of activities report: Available
Other conditions, if any:Please leave one Art Works for us with Free of Charge before leaving
Selection process based upon the Specific Application format filled by Artist, SEIUNKAN AIR Executive Committee will check if acceptable or Not.
Contact atten: AIR 2020 
SEIUNAKAN AIR Executive Committee
3380 Shigenokou, Komoro, Nagano Prefecture, 384-0809, Japan
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Note We are also very happy to give them Royalty Fee if they would help us in making Private Label for our own PB products, such as Honey, Wine Bottle, Wrapping paper Bag, Coaster, etc, to support art activities in moneywise.

We are planning to collaborate with local wine growers or local city government to open Regional Art Festival so that Artists can introduce their own Art Works, created during their stay with us. During stay with us, you may participate in workshop with local people here, including High school students, etc,