Artist-in-Residence Program 2016 for performing arts

Artist-in-Residence Program 2016 for performing arts

Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers support to emerging artists and art researchers who wish to pursue creative activities in Kyoto. We call for applications from the artists/researchers in performing arts and visual arts alternately. In 2016, the program is open to the artists and researchers working in performing arts.


• Emerging artists and art researchers of performing arts (dance, theater and music etc.), who has a significant reason to produce, research and study in Kyoto.
• Applicants must:
- Organize exchange projects with Kyoto citizens during the residency.
- Give a presentation such as performances, lectures or workshops during the residency.
- Communicate in English or Japanese.


• Accommodation during the residency period. (Living expenses such as are not included.)
• Studio for production at Kyoto Art Center.
Note: Presentation space availability is discussed after the selection.
• JPY200,000.- for an individual or a group(not each member) for production and/or research.
• Publicity
• Assistance of a program coordinator.

Residency Period

Maximum 3 months from April 1st (Fri), 2016 - March 31st (Fri), 2017

Application Deadline

Please send by post or bring in KAC. E-mail and FAX are not accepted
Applications must arrive no later than June 30th (Tue), 2015

How to Apply

Please submit 2 copies in Japanese or English:
• Application form
• Reference Materials
- Documentation of 3 works such as pamphlets, DVDs [NTSC/ region code 2] or CDs. One of 3 works must be within past 5 years. Media material is compulsory. DVDs must be edited within 15 minutes for each work. Name and the title must be written on the disc.
- Researchers must attach theses or reviews, (written in Japanese or English).


A screening committee consisting of arts professionals carefully reviews and evaluates applications. The result will be informed to all applicants by the end of October 2015.
Any enquiries for selection will not be answered.


Kyoto Art Center Artist-in-Residence Program
546-2 Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 JAPAN
TEL: +81- (0)75-213-1000 / FAX: +81-(0)75-213-1004
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