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AIT Residency

  • Host organization

    Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]

  • Address

    B-403, 30-8, Sarugaku-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033 Japan

  • Website

Objective The residency at AIT aims to create a place for international cultural exchange where artists, curators, writers, and educators with multidisciplinary works and practices share their experience and knowledge. In recent years, the program accelerates its format by collaborating with various organizations diversifying expertise and also locations to experiment with a potential relation between contemporary arts/culture and global issues.
Organization activities Exchange artists, curators, writers, and educators through various residencies
Support art production and artistic research
Share various resources for networking
Create opportunities to present artworks and practice
Coordinate public events with diverse audience and participants
Collaborate with distinct programs and organizations
Founded in 2003
Background In 2003 when the program was inaugurated, there was no residency to meet the demands of oversears artists, and curators seeking opportunities to stay in Tokyo. In recent years when the cultural map is developed, AIT Residency Program also invites individuals whose artistic interest relate to AIT's educational program, and various programs for the further collaboration.
Location / Environment AIT situates its office in a fashion district - Daikanyama, with many small shops, and cafes. The residence house is a 2-story former Japanese storage, "Kura," renovated into a modern-style space.
Contact Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
B-403, 30-8, Sarugaku-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033 Japan
Instagram:AIT.NPO (Instagram, Twitter)
Contact person:Yuko Shiomi, Shintaro Tokairin

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

If large-scale art production and specific equipments and facilities are required, please ask.


Kitchen, Living space, Bathtub, Shower, Toilet, Single-size bed, Futon, Closet, Washing machine, AC

Presentation spaceNot available

Depends on the program


3 min. walk from Daikanyama station (Tokyu Toyoko-line)
5 min. walk from Nakameguro station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya-line)
8 min. walk from Ebisu station (JR, Tokyo Metro Hibiya-line)

Open calls

Currently there is no program available for application.