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Niigata City Center for Creative Arts and International Youth Exchange (YUI-PORT)

  • Host organization

    Designated Administrator: KIRAMEKI CORPORATION

  • Address

    2-5932-7, Futaba-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, Niigata 951-8102 Japan

  • Website

Objective YUI-PORT's goals are to support cultural and artistic activities, experience-based activities by young people, and international exchange activities. Furthermore, it seeks to promote mutual exchange between those engaged in cultural and artistic activities, youth, and residents, to create and communicate the allure of arts and culture, and to foster the development of spiritually rich youth that will lead the next generation. The artist in residence program accepts applications from and provides support to artists, both in Japan and abroad, wishing to engage in artistic activities in residence. Through this, it promotes the creation of an environment conducive to attracting creative people, communicating the allure of Niigata City inside Japan and overseas, and helping residents to rediscover the allure of Niigata City's nature, history, and culture through their interactions with artists in residence, cultivating local pride and attachment.
Organization activities -Cultural and Artistic Activities
-Experience Based Activities for Youth
-Rental service of the facilities
Founded in 2018
Background As one of the measures of the Niigata City Creative City of Cultural Exchange Vision, formulated in 2017, YUI-PORT was opened in May 2018 as a complex made from a former school, to serve as a place of residence and activity for artists and other figures from Japan and abroad, as well as a place of international exchange for young people. It carries out an artist in residence program as one of its cultural and artistic activity support programs.
Location / Environment It is near the central urban area of Niigata City and located in an environment facing the Sea of Japan and the pine forest. In addition, there are many cltural facilities such as Niigata City Art Museum in the neighborhood.
Contact Niigata City Center for Creative Arts and International Youth Exchange (YUI-PORT)
2-5932-7, Futaba-cho, Chuo-ku, Niigata city, Niigata 951-8102, Japan
Contact person:Hiroyuki Ogawa, Honoka Sato

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

Workshop Gallery
*Shared with presentation space


Artist Dormitory (single room)

Presentation spaceAvailable

Workshop Gallery
*Shared with production space


By plane: Approx. 30 minuites by bus from Niigata Airport. – Take the limousine bus or the regular city bus to Niigata Station. Please see below for access from Niigata Station. Please see above for access from Niigata Station.
By bus: Approx. 20 min by bus from Niigata Station Take Niigata Kotsu regular city bus to “Nishiohata Sakaue Stop”, 8 mins. by walk.

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