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Kinosaki International Arts Center

  • Host organization

    Toyooka City

  • Address

    1062 Yushima Kinosaki-cho Toyooka-city, Hyogo 669-6101 Japan  

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Objective The mission of the center is to send out excellent performances to the world and to create an environment where the local community can access to the diverse artistic activities through the “Meet the Artist” programs like work-in-progress presentation and workshops.
Organization activities Throughout the year, the center offers an Artist-in-Residence program for artists and companies selected among applicants to the annual open call and supports their creation. Artists can stay at the center for a minimum of three days and a maximum of three months, with no facility charges and accommodation fees. The facilities are available for 24 hours a day.
On top of that, since 2016, the center actively pursues to enhance its function as a theater and art center, by producing and presenting two or three performances a year, organizing outreach workshops at schools and nursing homes and offering the training program of internship.
Founded in 2014
Background Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC) is a residential facility for creation of
performing arts, located in the onsen district of Toyooka City in Hyogo Prefecture.Inaugurated in 2014 after the renovation of the former Kinosaki Convention Hall, the center is structured with a main hall, six studios, residence facility where maximum of 22 people can be accommodated, a shared kitchen and other spaces. Since its opening, KIAC has been highly acclaimed for the fact that artists can stay as if living in Kinosaki, while fully concentrating on their creation.
Location / Environment One of the main hot spring towns in Japan, Kinosaki has historically hosted and celebrated writers and artists, and many works have been sent out into the world. Toyooka City owns rich natural environment where storks can live and remarkable cultural resources such as Izushi Eirakukan, which is said to be the oldest theater in Kinki region. KIAC, together with Kinosaki and the entire Toyooka City as a whole, offers not only the hall and studio facilities, but the environment where the artists are received to find new inspirations for their creativity.
Contact Kinosaki International Arts Center
1062 Yushima Kinosaki-cho Toyooka-city, Hyogo 669-6101 Japan  
Contact person:Yuichiro Yoshida, Maki Hashimoto

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

1 Main Theater
6 Studios


7 residences accommodate
up to 22 people.
3 Japanese-style rooms
4 Western-style rooms

Presentation spaceAvailable

1 Main Theater
6 Studios


20 minute walk from JR Kinosaki Onsen Station

Open calls

Currently there is no program available for application.

Closed calls