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Artist in Residence: Studio Kura 

  • Host organization

    Studio Kura Co.,Ltd.

  • Address

    Artist in Residence Studio Kura 586 Nijōmasue, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka 819-1613 Japan

  • Website

Objective Studio Kura’s Artist in Residence Program is a chance for domestic and international artists to experience and draw inspiration from Japan’s rural environment, as well as for Studio Kura’s thriving local community to meet different artists and their works.
Staying period are usually four, eight or twelve weeks long, and the participating artists are required to present his/her exhibition in the end of his/her stay at Studio Kura. Artists who are interested in having a workshop to children and the Studio Kura’s community, we are welcome to support and organize.
Organization activities -Artists-in-residence program
-oppotunity to participate our sister branch residency prgoram: ARTS ITOYA
-Exhibitions, symposia, workshops and other events as well as participating local events/activities
-Information service on arts and culture through publication of periodicals and website
-Rental service of the facilities
-opportunity to participate in Itoshima Arts Farm, Itoshima International Arts Festival (held every other year
Founded in 2007
Background Studio Kura opened in 2007 founded by Hirofumi Matsuzaki, as an artistic institution running two different programs: artist in residence as well as art teaching for children and adults.
Location / Environment Located in the beautiful rural environment of Itoshima peninsula in Fukuoka on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan, less than one hour to get to Fukuoka airport
Contact Artist in Residence: Studio Kura 
586 Nijyo Masue, Itoshima-city, Fukuoka
819-1613 Japan
Contact person:Hirofumi Matsuzaki, Katsura Ishikawa

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

Fab space available (3D printer, cutting lazer, cutting plotter)


Residential Hall:11 single rooms

Presentation spaceAvailable


15 minuite walk from our closest station Ikisan, on the JR Chikuhi line

Open calls

Currently there is no program available for application.