Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Open Call for international artists! ”swimming in AIR”

The first activity of SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO that appeared in the public realm in May 2014 included the Artist in residence (hereafter AIR), and it coincided with the Sapporo International Art Festival held in the same city. In 2021, in accordance with measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, AIR is accepting remote participation (online residency) where the physical presence of the overseas artists is not required.

Through this AIR opportunity, the invited artists will research Sapporo/Hokkaido in collaboration with SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO, culminating in new works/projects. Depending on the progress of the works/projects, the end results will be presented in either Sapporo or Hokkaido during the final stage of the program.

◼︎ Program schedule

1) Application period: April 29 (Thu) to June 25 (Fri), 2021

2) Announcement of the selected artist: July 11 (Sun) * It will be selected by SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIOS Open Call Selection Committee.

3) AIR program period: 60 days / August 31 (Tue), 2021 to October 29  (Fri), 2021

4) AIR end result presentation (planned period): October 16 (Sat) to 24 (Sun), 2021

︎ Eligibility

Applicants must:

1) Have a nationality other than Japanese and live in a country other than Japan. (Foreign artists living in Japan and Japanese artists living overseas are not eligible.)

2) Be able to communicate in either English or Japanese with a staff, colleague artists and the local community.

3) Be able to concentrate on their research and the program activities for the full period of 60 days.

4) Be able to understand and follow the aim of the International open call program and proceed with their autonomous activities during their stay.

5) Be able to find the best space  (for your temporary stay and work) during the residency period in your moveable area, in the city, in the country or in the region.

6) Preferably not have previously participated in an AIR program in Japan.

7) There are no restrictions on age or gender. When applicants are students, postgraduate level is required.

︎Provided for the artists

1 ) Letter of invitation from SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO

2 ) Coordination including interpretation and translation during the program period

3 ) 60 days studio & accommodations budget, up to 150,000 yen

4 ) 300,000 yen budget for 60 days living and activity expenses

5 ) 100,000 yen budget for a part of the production

6 ) Presentation at the end result budget, up to 100,000 yen

7 ) Interactive coaching from the selection committee

8 ) Technical assistant for realizing artworks/projects

9 ) Specialized advice to manage own physical and mental health and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection

Read more information and apply here.


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