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TOKAS : Research Residency Program 2021


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Presentation(exhibition, performance, and open studio)Available

Grants and subsidies for travel expensesNot available

Grants and other financial supports/ Support by coordinators and art professionalsAvailable

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



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.

We are now calling for “Research Residency Program”, aimed at both international and local creators who are willing to conduct research on arts and culture in the city of Tokyo.

Please see the website below for more information about the program.
Research Residency Program 2021
Residency location Tokyo Arts and Space Residency
Residency period 6 to 12 weeks within the following residency periods:
① From the beginning of September, 2020 to the end of November, 2021
② From the beginning of January, 2021 to the end of March, 2022

Number of Creators (tentative): 10 creators in total (5 creators for each period)
Qualification Disciplines: Visual art, film, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation   

・Creators who are willing to conduct research activities with their own theme(s) in the city of Tokyo.
・Has considerable experience in his/her specialized area of expertise, and is expected to make good achievements in the near future.
・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.
・Students are ineligible (except Ph.D. candidates).
Pay by artists / Support for artists Living space (single room)
*Accommodation will be provided for the participating creator only. A twin-bedded room will be provided to creators applying as a duo.
*In principle, this program does not provide working studio for the participating creators
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.