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TOKAS : International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects) 2021




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



Tokyo Arts and Space Residency (TOKAS Residency)

Application period May. 13, 2020 (Wed.) - Jun. 24, 2020 (Wed.)
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 in Tokyo.

The open-call program “International Creator Residency Program” aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated creators in the field of visual art, film, design, and architecture from all over the world and offer them with opportunities to work in Tokyo. We provide financial support to allow creators to develop and present new works and ideas.

*Open call for the International Creator Residency Program 2021 (Theme Projects) will not be carried out, due to the postponement of the same program of 2020 to 2021, resulting from the pandemic of COVID-19.

Please see the website below for more information about the program.
International Creator Residency Program (Individual Projects) 2021
Residency location Tokyo Arts and Space Residency
Residency period ① From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2021
② From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2022

Number of Creators (tentative): 4 creators in total (2 creators for each period)
Qualification Disciplines: Visual art, film, design and architecture 

・Creators who are willing to explore new creative activities.
・ Resides outside of Japan.
・ Has 5 years or more of experience in his/her specialized area of expertise.
・ Has sufficient ability to communicate in English with other residing creators and TOKAS staff for mutual understanding.
・ Independent and capable of working and living on his/her own.
・ Creators working as a duo are also eligible. (A duo consisting of at least one creator residing outside of Japan is eligible.)
・ Students are ineligible (except for Ph.D. candidates)
Pay by artists / Support for artists Living space (single room), shared studio, airfare, living expenses (per diem) and fee for creative work/project

*Accommodation will be provided for the participating creator only. A twin-bedded room will be provided to creators applying as a duo.
Selection process ・Selection stage: review with external juries in the middle of August, 2020
・The successful applicants will be informed of their final results individually by the end of September, 2020.
・The final results will be announced through our website at the beginning of October, 2020.

*We do not respond to any individual inquiries on the selection process and result.
Contact contact_residency2020[at]
*Please change (at) to @.

*For inquiries which are not listed in the FAQ part on the website above, please contact us by e-mail by June 3 (Wed), 2020.
We will update the FAQ on this website after June 10 (Wed), 2020.
Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.