BankART1929 - Yokohama
BankART1929 was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization designed to utilize refurbished historical buildings for the development of contemporary culture and arts in Yokohama City. The organisation currently runs BankART Studio NYK, a renovated former warehouse which coverers approx. 3,000 square metres.
BankART1929 actively pursues hundreds of programs per year, operating studio spaces, planning and organizing art courses, running the bookshop and producing its contents, as well as organizing exhibitions and providing coordinator services. The art forms presented range from fine arts, architecture, theatre and dance to music and more. These activities are not only conducted within the BankART building but also in its surrounding neighbourhood.
|Art form/s||Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Arts Management, Writing|
|Preferred host dates||N/A|
|Potential opportunities||Welcome party, artist talks|
|Location and transport||Located in the metropolitan area, a few minutes walk to supermarket/shops, accessible by bicycle|
|Facilities||Private studio/work space, shared studio/workspace, internet, communication facilities, translation services, gallery space, outdoor spaces for site specific works, library/archive/research resources, on-site food/meals|
|Accommodation provided?||Off-site accommodation with private bathroom, private kitchen, separate living/working space|
|Fees||Accommodation is provided by BankART1920. Therefore successful residents to BankART1929 will receive up to $9,000 for three months from Asialink.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Yes - accommodation for partners/families negotiable|
Youkobo Art Space – Tokyo
Based in Tokyo with over 28 years of experience of hosting international artists, Youkobo has developed a unique residence program focused on supporting the creative activities of its participants.
While providing an environment conducive to work in the studio, Youkobo has become a vital platform for exchange between artists of different backgrounds and genres through its residency and gallery program. At the same time, it provides opportunities for engagement with the local community and wider art scene through an extensive domestic and international network.
The Youkobo Artist Residency Program aims to give participating artists, curators, and researchers an enriching experience in the realization of their projects/research in Japan. In recent years, Youkobo is also working to develop exchange schemes with art universities in support of recent graduates.
Participants are selected based on the strength of their proposals and its suitability to the Youkobo facilities, as well as the quality of previous work.
Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing, Arts Management
|Preferred host dates||December 2018 to February 2019 (max. 3 months)|
|Potential opportunities||Open studios, exhibitions, artists talks, engagement with other artists, introduction to local industry contacts and networks.|
|Location and transport||30 minutes by bus and train to central Tokyo, 5 minutes to supermarket, stores and restaurants. Bus stop is next to the art space, 15 minutes walk to train station. Bicycles are available to artists.|
|Facilities||Internet, private studio/work space, library/archive/research resources, exhibition equipment.|
|Accommodation provided?||Yes - with private bathroom, private kitchen, separate living/working space.|
|Fees||AIR-3 (200,000 yen per month for studio and accommodation, inclusive of utility fees) will be provided to the successful Asialink applicant. This space is best suited to creative artists who wish to undertake research and create a new body of work. The generous studio space can also serve as an exhibition space at the end of the residency, should the applicant wish to do so. See website for further details.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Yes to both - additional futons available in a shared room. Surcharge applies for accommodation of guests other than the applicant.|
Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio
Set atop the park in southern Sapporo, Tenjinyama Art Studio offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding mountains. Tenjinyama Art Studio houses 13 studio apartments, versatile larger spaces, as well as a gallery space on the ground floor. Local residents as well as international artists and residents from a wide range of creative backgrounds use this unique public space, providing a great forum for local engagement as well as an open dialogue between the artists and the community. Tenjinyama Art Studio offers self-funded residencies of up to 3 months, and provide a studio apartment, use of all public facilities and a wealth of local knowledge from the staff.
|Art form/s||Visual Art, Performing Art, Writing, Arts Management|
|Preferred host dates||April onwards|
|Potential opportunities||Artist talk, open studio/workshops, exhibition (negotiable), involvement in public events with resident artists, introduction to local and international artists and curators, universities, specialists and industry networks|
|Location and transport||Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio is approximately 15 minutes by subway and 30 minutes by foot from downtown Sapporo. The nearest convenience store, subway station, bus stop, and shopping street are 10 minutes' walk. There is also a bicycle available for use.|
|Facilities||On site accommodation, Private studio / work space, Internet, Communication facilities, Translation services, Gallery space, Performance space, Outdoor spaces for site-specific works, Library / archive / research resources|
|Accommodation provided?||Private bathroom, Private kitchen, Shared kitchen, Separate living / working space|
|Fees||Accommodation is provided by Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, therefore successful residents to Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio will receive up to $9,000 for three months from Asialink.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Yes. Residents usually have a studio apartment with extra rooms and beds|
Tokyo Arts and Space
In 2017 Asialink will launch its first Creative Industries Exchange between Australia and Japan. The exchange will be hosted by Tokyo Arts and Space, Japan and RMIT’s international Artist in Residence (iAIR), Melbourne.
A three month residency in Japan is open to Victorian arts professionals who have practices intersecting with the Creative Industries such as Design, Architecture and Gaming. This includes artists as well as curators, researchers and arts managers. Both residents will have the opportunity to engage in public programs and outcomes.
The Victorian artist will be awarded a $9,000 Asialink grant towards their airfare, daily living expenses and materials. Tokyo Arts and Space will provide accommodation, hosting, studio space and exhibition/project costs.
Tokyo Wonder Site
Tokyo Wonder Site (to be renamed 'Tokyo Arts and Space' after October 1, 2017) is an art center dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo. It operates various programs for 3 missions: (1) to discover, nurture, and promote emerging creators, (2) to promote international cultural exchange and (3) to encourage creative experimentation. Through a series of exhibitions and residency programs, Tokyo Wonder Site supports young talent in all creative fields. Operating residency programs since 2006, it also assumes a role as a hub in a global cultural network of affiliated cultural organizations in Japan and abroad, providing opportunities for creators including artists, curators, researchers, performers and designers from all around the world to experience the rich history and culture of Tokyo, exchange ideas and present their works to the public.
|Art form/s||Visual art, Design, Architecture, Curation intersecting with the Creative Industries|
|Preferred host dates||May to July, 2017|
|Potential opportunities||Open Studio, lecture, workshops|
|Location and transport||Located in the eastern part of Tokyo, the residency is close to public transport for easy access to the central city.|
|Facilities||Accommodation, Internet, Shared studio, Library, Bicycle|
|Accommodation provided?||Yes. This includes a private bathroom and kitchen|
|Fees||As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, studio and support. Asialink will award the resident $9,000 for three months.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||No|
The RMIT international Artist in Residence program connects people through art and generates opportunities for creative experimentation, cross-cultural dialogue and international mobility. The program was formed in 2001 to contribute to the School of Art’s international focus, develop links with innovative cultural networks, and enhance the School's contribution to the production of contemporary art discourse. Since then artists, curators, writers and academics have been invited to undertake research at and with the School. Staff host these individuals with the assistance of iAIR, involving them in the School community, supporting their projects, and helping to facilitate their stay in Melbourne.
|Art form/s||Contemporary Artists, Curators and Art Researchers. Artists from all disciplines that have a practice intersecting or engaging with the creative industries are invited to apply. I.e. Ceramics, Gold and Silversmithing, Jewellery, Design, Architecture, Gaming, Textiles or Performance.|
|Preferred host dates||August – October 2017. Exact dates tbc|
|Potential opportunities||Artist talks, Student tutorials, Public exhibition, Introduction to industry contacts and networks.|
|Location and transport||Located in Melbourne’s Central business district, the studio facilitates are close to shops and public transport.|
|Facilities||Support, Artist Studios, Some workshop facilities and assistance with finding accommodation.|
|Accommodation provided?||No, but RMIT will assist is sourcing something suitable.|
|Fees||As this is a reciprocal residency, the successful resident receives in-kind accommodation, a studio and support.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Dependent on available accommodation.|