Serving as Japan’ s primary platform for artist in residence data, MAJ has also put into action its own concept of a “travel-based” AIR program that involves invitation artists traveling through Japan, as well as exchange artists sent overseas. The program makes use of its extensive residence network, collaborating with 3 overseas organizations in exchange, and a total of 6 organizations in Japan. Over the course of 2 months, 2 artists are sent from Japan to Australia and Taiwan, while 2 overseas artists are invited from each of these locations to travel across residencies and create work. Having artists themselves select several locations of travel for developing their research, what types of things, people, and ideas will they encounter? These results travel back to Tokyo to be presented as an exhibition of research material and a talk event at 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
3331 Arts Chiyoda is a hub for the development and promotion of arts and cultural activities accessible to its community and beyond.
AIR 3331 welcomes creators from diverse backgrounds of disciplines and research, to produce and exhibit at 3331 Arts Chiyoda – offering international perspectives on art and culture to the local community as well as the larger Tokyo art scene.
Since 2007, ZERODATE has been holding art exhibitions and programs in town, such as empty stores of an arcade, as well as in the beautiful natural settings of suburban areas. While many artists have been staying here over the years, in 2016 an official residence program was founded. Furthermore, this year a new home-stay type program called “artist in family” has been established.
At AIRY, artists can focus on their work while staying in the beautiful natural setting of Yamanashi. Moreover, by networking with the local community, artists and nearby residents can share each other’ s cultural backgrounds. In the final stage, artists have the opportunity to present their artwork made while in residence.
This is a residence that makes use of an old Kyoto “machiya” building, in which architectural framework leans against each other for support (in Japanese this is described with the verb, “yoru”). I want this AIR project that utilizes a Kyoto “machiya” to become a “Yosuga” (place to lean on) for many creators, and to give as many people as I can a chance to smile.
Artist in residence ran by AYUMIGALLERY/CAVE. Located in Kagurazaka, where tradition meets modern, the space supports both domestic and overseas artists wishing to hold exhibitions, participate in a residence program, as well as conduct research.
Dayi Warehouse was initially used by the Taiwan Sugar Corporation, then in 2012 became part of the Pier-2 Art Center. An enormous space is available here for resident artists to create artwork, so as to revive Pier-2 and establish a platform for art and cultural exchanges.
Asialink Arts is a key program of Asialink – a national organisation headquartered at The University of Melbourne to enable cultural exchange for Australian and Asian creative communities.
Blue Mountains, Australia
Located on the edge of Wollemi National Park, BigCi (Bilpin international ground for creative initiatives) offers unique and inspiring environment where artists can work uninterrupted on their projects.
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3331 Arts Chiyoda, AIR 3331, ZERODATE Art Project, Artist in Residence
Yamanashi [AIRY], Art Space Yosuga, AYUMI GALLERY/ CAVE AIR, Asialink Arts
(University of Melbourne) (supported by The Japan Foundation), BigCi, Pier-2 Artist in Residence