Artist-in-Residence Program 2019 for visual arts

We stopped accepting applications for this year.

Artist-in-Residence Program 2019 for visual 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 switch between hosting visual artist and performing artist every year. In 2019, the program is open for visual artists / researchers.

More details here

Please send us a filled out plan sheet in English or Japanese by E-mail [ ]or post. Regarding E-mail, you must write “Application for AIR2019” at the head of subject.

■application form

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Kim Jeawon Artist in Residence Program 2017 for Visual Arts
Selected artist: Kim Jeawon/Korea 
Photo by Kim Song-Gi


• Emerging artists and art researchers based on visual arts who have clear motivation to work and research in Kyoto.
*Applications by writers and cross-media artists are welcome to apply every year.
• Applicants must:
- Organize a public program for Kyoto citizens during the residency.
- Communicate in English or Japanese.


• Accommodation during the residency period.
• A studio for production and research at Kyoto Art Center.
• Round-trip air ticket from residential area to Kansai International Airport or Osaka International Airport.
• Production and research cost: JPY100,000 (including tax) for an individual or a group (not each member).
• Publicity
• Assistance by art coordinators.

Residency Period

Maximum 3 months from April 1st [Mon], 2019 - March 31st [Tue], 2020

Artist in Residence Program 2015 for Visual Arts
Selected artist: Yamamoto Hiroki/England

Application Period

April 1st [Sun] – June 30th [Sat] 23:59 JST,2018
*Applying outside of the application period are not accepted.

How to Apply

Please send us a filled out plan sheet in English or Japanese by E-mail [ ] or post. Regarding E-mail, you must write “Application for AIR2019” at the head of subject.
*Applicants must have online address with uploaded video or visual documentation of recent works (Maximum three works/projects). Also they must be able to see online (not download URL). Please do not directly attach the image and video files on your e-mail. Researchers must attach thesis or written works.
- Please do not send any materials which need to be returned if you apply by post. The submitted materials will not be returned.
- Application form must be typed or clear hand-written.


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 2018.
Any enquiries for selection will not be answered.


• Artist fees and living expenses are not covered.
• Participants have to arrange their own delivery of materials required for production of works, rehearsals and researches.
• Participants must submit a report at the end of the program.
• Please inform beforehand if you bring your family or assistants. Any
supports indicated in this guideline are applied to the participant only.
• Participants are responsible for any unexpected accidents or sickness. *Getting insurance is recommended.

Artist in Residence Program 2016 Kyoto Art Center × Res Artis/Videobrasil
Artist:Maya Watanabe
Photo by FUJII Sho


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
*Opening hours 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
*The center may temporary close for a regular check of equipment.
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