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2 Jun. '20

Call for applications: residency at Kinosaki International Arts Center

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The Kinosaki International Arts Center in Japan is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 artist-in-residence programme. Deadline for applications: 14 June 2020.
Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC) is a creative residence facility centered on the performing arts. Located in the historic town of Kinosaki Onsen, Japan, KIAC offers artists the facilities and opportunities to concentrate on their creative activities; since 2014 it has been hosting many artists that have created work that has spread throughout Japan and worldwide.

The artist-in-resident programme will take place from 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022.

What type of project is eligible?
The project should be focused on contemporary performing arts.
The project should be realisable: artists must provide results of past activities, production and budget plans, schedules and any other document to demonstrate that the project can be managed appropriately and carried out effectively. *Whether artists choose to have a public performance or not does not affect the selection process.

What is offered?
Kinosaki International Arts Center will provide artists with space for creation and accommodation:
Free use of Kinosaki International Arts Center hall and studios.
Free use of the residence that can welcome up to 22 guests.*As a general rule, fees related to the cost of advertising and promotion, expenses for all the staff involved in the production, transportation to Kinosaki etc. must be covered by the applicant.

Application requirements
Individual artists or a group of artists can stay at Kinosaki International Arts Center for their artistic activities for a minimum of three days up to a maximum of three months.
Artists must be able to speak and understand basic Japanese or English. If they don’t, they should hire an interpreter at their own expense.
Artists must do their own laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. If they can’t, they should hire help at their own expense.
Artists are expected to be willing to interact with the locals and tourists through the Local Community Exchange Programme (see details below).
Artists must follow the rules and regulations of Kinosaki International Arts Center. In case of any violation, artists will have to pay a penalty.
Artists must cover all travel and living expenses and all production costs.

What is expected from artists upon acceptance?
During their stay, artists must be involved in the Local Community Exchange Programme by organising activities that will encourage creative exchange with the locals and tourists.
When presenting a piece of work that has been created at KIAC, artists must credit Kinosaki International Arts Center by printing the facility name and its logo on all promotional material.
Artists must agree to help promoting Kinosaki International Art Center by sharing photos, videos and information. (However, all rights related to the work created during their stay belong to the artists involved).

How to apply?
Applications must be sent to air@kiac.jp by 17:00 Japan Standard Time on Sunday 14 June 2020, with the subject line 'Application for the 2021 AIR program'. Applications must contain the following documents:
Application form, which can be downloaded here.
Letter of recommendation.*As a general rule, all applications must be sent by email. However, if sent by post, please make sure they arrive to Kinosaki International Arts Center before the deadline.*Please feel free to send any useful additional reference material such as a plan of your proposed activities, newspaper/magazine articles, critiques and reviews, etc. (all in A4 size).
Deadine for applications is 17:00 Japan Standard Time on Sunday, 14 June 2020. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.
Applicants will be notified around September 2020.

Want more information?


For the selection criteria and more information, visit the KIAC website or check out the PDF below.