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TOKAS:Curator Residency Program 2023


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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 , Others



Tokyo Arts and Space Residency (TOKAS Residency)

Application period Jun. 15, 2022 (Wed.) - Jul. 26, 2022 (Tue.)
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.

The new open-call program “Curator Residency Program” aims to invite distinguished and highly
motivated curators in the field of curation, art criticism, and cultural research from all over the world and
offer them with opportunities to conduct research in Tokyo. We provide financial support to allow curators
to develop and present their research and ideas. Selected curators are required to give mentoring
sessions, a portfolio review to local emerging creators, and deliver a public talk.

Curator Residency Program 
・Number of Creators: 6
・Disciplines: curation, art criticism, and cultural research

Please see the website below for more information about the program.
Curator Residency Program 2023
Residency location Tokyo Arts and Space Residency (TOKAS Residency)
Residency period Residency Period: 1 to 3 months within either of the following residency periods
(1)From the beginning of May to the end of July, 2023
(2)From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2023
(3) From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2024
Qualification ① Resides outside of Japan.
② Has 3 years or more of experience in his/her specialized area of expertise.
③ Has sufficient ability to communicate in English with other residing creators and TOKAS staff for
mutual understanding.
④ Independent and capable of working and living on his/her own.
⑤ Curators working as a duo are ineligible.
⑥ Students are ineligible (except for Ph.D. candidates).
Pay by artists / Support for artists Airfare, living space (single room), fee for research/project
Selection process Selection stage: review with external juries at the end of August, 2022
*The successful applicants will be informed of their final results individually by the end of September,
The final results will be announced through our website at the beginning of October, 2022.
*We do not respond to any individual inquiries on the selection process and result.
Contact Email:
*For inquiries not listed in the FAQ page on our website, please contact us by Email by July 5, 2022.
We will update the FAQ on our website after July 12, 2022. Please note that in principle, we cannot
answer each inquiry individually.