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AIR_JOnline Database of Artist in Residence Programs in Japan


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  • Host organization

    WAKKA.W Co.,Ltd

  • Address

    42-3 Umezu Gotouchou, Ukyou ward, Kyoto City 615-0933 Japan

  • Website


Objective The provision of a place for artists and creators that can serve as studio space and a place to share information and interact, as well as space to present, exhibit, and sell works.
Organization activities - Artist-in-residence program
- Rental studio
- Rental gallery
- Workshop
- Special exhibitions and events
Founded in 2023
Background Though there are five universities of arts within the city of Kyoto, we have heard many people voice the opinion, "Even if you want to continue creating art after graduating, there are no places to do so." Therein, when we considered how we could contribute to people in the old capital of Kyoto and from all over Japan who wish to pursue their skills, we learned that rental studio space in a large scale, furnished facility is rare, and arrived at the concept of a studio that is usable 24 hours a day, made possible by reclaiming an empty house.
Location / Environment A comprehensive building at which the entire creative process can be conducted, renovated from an old reinforced concrete apartment in the district of Umedzu, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City. The content of the facilities includes rental studio space for 24 hour a day creative work and gallery space. The Arisu River flows in front of the building, and the rooftop commands a view of the Gozan Okuribi bonfires and Kyoto Tower. The location enjoys a bountiful natural environment and is close to tourist attractions.
Program introduction (video)
STUDIO KAN Introduction video
42-3 Umezu Gotouchou,Ukyou Ward, Kyoto City 615-0933 Japan
TEL 080-6036-3556
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Contact Chikako Yamazaki

Facility information

Studio informationAvailable

4-story reinforced concrete building, rental studios (residence type, single type, and booth type), gallery, community room


Residence type: 4 rooms for 1 person (Room for residents who engage in creative activities)

Presentation spaceAvailable

33,000 yen for 2 slots in 6days.
※Free charge for guests staying for 6 months or more


Kyoto City Bus: 3minutes walk from Chofukujimichi bus stop.
* Approximately 30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by Kyoto City Bus Route 28

Open calls

Currently there is no program available for application.