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Kamiyama Artist in Residence 2020(KAIR2020)




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



Kamiyama Artist in Residence

Application period Jan. 10, 2020 (Fri.) - Feb. 28, 2020 (Fri.)
Description Our hope is that the artists will produce works full of originality, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the friendly local people. Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible ‘God’s Mountain’ (the meaning of ’Kamiyama’), we hope to be able to discover what impact ‘encounters with the unknown’ has upon the artists and the community itself.
Residency location Kamiyama Artist in Residence
Residency period August 27 – November 5, 2020
Qualification a)be involved with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, land art and other art making. Grants are not made in the disciplines of production art.
b)be able to be independent and capable of working and living on one’s own.
c)be able to produce at least one piece of art and give a presentation of works including display and withdrawal for oneself within the period.
d)understand the purpose of one’s visit to KAIR and be able to present over 4/5 of period of the program.
e)be able to lead community life with other artists on the program and to communicate with local people including the exchange program.
f)be able to speak and understand English daily conversation.
g)be in good health.
Pay by artists / Support for artists A one-time round-trip economy class airfare between the airport that is nearest to artist’s home and Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX) (payable up to JPY150,000). Travel by limousine bus from KIX to Tokushima station will also be included in funds the KAIR will pay. The KAIR will provide ground transportation from Tokushima station to Kamiyama.
Selection process The KAIR committee members will strictly screen all applicants. The applicants will be informed of the final decision at the end of May, 2020.
Contact Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee
132 Jinryo Aza Nakazu, Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun, TOKUSHIMA 771-3310 Japan
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