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||March and April 2019 (max. 2 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|
Studio Kura - Fukuoka
Studio Kura opened in 2008 as an art institution running two different programs: artist in residence as well as art teaching for children and adults. Located in the beautiful rural environment of Itoshima peninsula in Fukuoka on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan, there are full of rich nature surrounded by sea, mountains and rice fields within walkable distance.
Studio Kura’s Artist in Residence Program is an opportunity for domestic and international artists to experience and draw inspiration from Japan’s rural environment, as well as for Studio Kura’s thriving local community to meet different artists and their works. We also organize art events such as the Itoshima Arts Farm: Itoshima International Art Festival (every two years) and participate the regional and seasonal events introducing the participating artists' works in the various locations.
|Preferred host dates|
4-8 week stay during November and/or December
Exhibition and artist talk with other fellow artists in the end of the residence period, a workshop with kids if requested, collaborating with regional organizations, and experiencing the rural traditional environment/event in Japan.
|Located in Itoshima city, Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu island, Japan. 50 mins by train from Fukuoka International Airport.|
Studio space, 3D printer, laser cutter and CNC cutter.
Shared traditional Japanese house with other 2-3 artists, providing individual room.
|Fees||90,000 yen for 4 week stay, 180,000 yen for 8 week stay (for individual artist).|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Yes. A partner stay is acceptable by sharing a room. If a family participates, we could provide one of our accommodation houses.|