カテゴリー: Opportunities

2014 Frontier Autumn Programmes – Artists Announced

The selection meeting took place on 25th July, and the following artists were selected:

[Japan – Philippines programme]

1. Lindsey James Lee

Runner ups:
2. Jan Leeroy New
3. John Paul Mondok

[Japan – ASEAN programme]

1. Thu Kim Vu

Runner ups:
2. Chang Yoong Chia
3. Arnont Nongyao

 

The selected artists will be contacted shortly.

Residency Opportunity in Sapporo and Tokachi, Japan (for artists in ASEAN countries)

S-AIR Frontier Artist-in-Residence Programme Autumn 2014
FRONTIER [Japan – ASEAN countries]

 

Call for Applications
NPO S-AIR is offering a residency opportunity in Sapporo and Tokachi, Hokkaido, Japan, to one artist from ASEAN countries.

S-AIR will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn about Japan, communicate with Japanese artists and local community, and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists. This is an opportunity for artists who work in visual arts.

The successful candidate will be staying in Sapporo as well as in Tokachi, east Hokkaido, in partnership with T-AIR, and will be expected to produce new works and will be encouraged to experiment in their own field. A collaborative work or project within the community is desirable. The artist is required to give a workshop in Tokachi, and then give a lecture and hold an exhibition in Sapporo as a result of the residency.
The successful candidatewill also be required to provide reports of their residency to S-AIR at the end of their residency and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan)– this could mean an exhibition, a series of presentations or artists talks, or publication of articles, which have to be reported to S-AIR.

About S-AIR
http://www.s-air.org/
S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, to run an artist-in-residence programme in Sapporo, Japan. Since it was approved to be a non-profit organisation in 2004, S-AIR started a 10-year collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, S-AIR has moved its office to central Sapporo, and so far has hosted 81 participants in total from 33 countries and regions over the period of 15 years (by June 2014).

About Tokachi Artist-in-Residence (T-AIR)
http://tokachiair.wix.com/t-air
The district of Tokachi is located in east part of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, which has the second largest area as an island after Honshu. Since Tokachi has flourishing industries in agriculture, forestry and fishing, it is often considered as one of the main food production bases in the country. Tokachi’s success was made possible by both the local pioneers, who cultivated the land, as well as its rich natural surroundings.

 

Conditions and Requirements

Term of the Residency:
60 day residency between 3rd October – 3rd December 2014 to be arranged with S-AIR

Areas of Practice: All kinds of discipline within the context of visual art

Eligibility:
Applicants must neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and they must be a national of the following ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos.

The successful candidate must be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance and have desire and ability to communicate and interact with local citizens in English or in Japanese.
It is compulsory for the successful candidate to seek opportunities to share their experience (in a form of exhibition, lecture, media publicity etc) on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan) as stated above, which should be reported to S-AIR.

Travel Arrangements, Visa and Insurance:
The successful candidate is responsible for their own travel arrangements, visa and insurance in advance. Please contact your local office of the Embassy or ConsulateGeneral of Japan for details.

Support:
Travel and material fees can only be reimbursed in Japanese Yen in exchange with receipts and boarding passes (showing the date of purchase, amount of payment, travel itinerary and name of the passenger). Participants should bring enough money to cover the initial spending ideally for the first month.

You are required to arrange travel insurance, which must cover the entire stay including journey to Sapporo, and to send a copy of the certificate to S-AIR prior to your journey.

Our support includes:

  • Travel costs (up to 170,000 yen) in exchange with receipts and boarding passes
  • Material Fees (up to 150,000 yen in total) in exchange with receipts
    30,000 yen for the workshop in Tokachi; 120,000 for the exhibition in Sapporo)
  • Daily allowance (3,500 yen)
  • Accommodation: a rented single room with small working space with an internet connection
    Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided
  • Free pay-as-you-go mobile phone rental (call credits are not included)
  • Utility bills (water, gas and electricity)

 

What Should Be Included in Your Application?

All materials should be provided in English. All the information provided in the application may be used to promote and document the programme, which may be accessible to the public and shown in print and online.

  1. Complete Application Form (PDF or Word, A4)
  2. Résumé/CV (PDF or Word, A4) including a list of exhibitions and educational background
  3. Project Portfolio/Documentation (PDF, A4, no more than 6 pages)
    A PDF portfolio/documentation including 5 major works or projects that you have produced or initiated with some descriptions and images. You may include links to project websites and videos documenting the projects.
  4. Portrait (Jpeg, 500pix min)
 Photograph of yourself above shoulder

 

How to Apply

Download Application Form and Guideline, which are available in PDF and Word format, from the following links:

Application Guide
Application Form (pdf)
Application Form (word)

Include [ASEAN: YOUR NAME] in the subject line, make sure you Do NOT include any attachment in the email, and send your application folder in either of the following methods:
–  share your application folder via google drive or dropbox
–  send your application folder via online storage services such as yousendit.com or wetransfer.com

Email the links to your application package to: info@s-air.org

 

Deadline: Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 8am (JST)

Applications should be submitted online NO LATER THAN the above date and time. Please make sure that you follow the guideline as only complete applications will be considered.

 

Selection Schedule

 

Enquiries

NPO S-AIR
3F-A, North 6 East 2-2-10, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, 060-0906 JAPAN
http://www.s-air.org
info@s-air.org

 

Residency Opportunity in Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan (for Filipino artists)

S-AIR Frontier Artist-in-Residence Programme Autumn 2014
FRONTIER [Japan – Philippines]

 

Call for Applications

NPO S-AIR (Sapporo) and Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo) are offering a residency opportunity in Sapporo and Tokyo to Filipino artists.

NPO S-AIR and Art Center Ongoingwill provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn about Japan, communicate with Japanese artists and local community, and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists. This is an opportunity for artists who work in various fields of visual art.

The successful candidate will be staying in Sapporo for the first month and then in Tokyo for the second month. The artist will be expected to produce new work(s) and will be encouraged to experiment in their own field. A collaborative work or project within the community is desirable. The artist will be asked to give either a lecture as well as to show their work in an exhibition (solo or group) or in a presentation at each location of the residency.
The successful candidatewill also be required to provide reflective essay and text on their residency to S-AIR at the end of their residency and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan)– this could mean an exhibition, a series of presentations or artists talks, or publication of articles, which will have to be reported to S-AIR.

About NPO S-AIR, Sapporo
http://www.s-air.org/
S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, to run an artist-in-residence programme in Sapporo, Japan. Since it was approved to be a non-profit organisation in 2004, S-AIR started a 10-year collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, S-AIR has moved its office to central Sapporo, and so far has hosted 81 participants in total from 33 countries and regions over the period of 15 years (by June 2014).

About Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
http://www.ongoing.jp/en
Art Center Ongoing is a complex art institution consisting of a gallery space introducing must-see artists who lead today’s trends in art, with a cafe and a bar space used as a communicational place where visitors are welcome to read old and new art books, also the institution includes a library booth providing extensive information on artists compiled by our own artist network.

The greatest attraction of Art Center Ongoing is its large artists network. Since its establishment in 2008, Ongoing has grown to be one of the most successful Tokyo art spots where active on-going artists in their 20s and 30s always get together and exchange their views seeking for new expressions of art.

 

Conditions and Requirements

Term of the Residency: 60 days in total

Sapporo: 36 day residency from 30 October – 4 December 2014 (Exhibition planned for late November)
Tokyo: 24 day residency from 4 December – 28 December 2014 (Exhibition planned for late December)

Areas of Practice: All kinds of discipline within the context of visual and contemporary art

Eligibility:
Applicants must be Filipino artists, who do not reside in Japan (nor hold Japanese Nationality). The successful candidate must be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance and have desire and ability to communicate and interact with locals in English or in Japanese.

It is compulsory for the successful candidate to seek opportunities to share their experience (in a form of exhibition, lecture, media publicity etc) on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan) as stated above, which should be reported to S-AIR. 

Travel Arrangements, Visa and Insurance:
The successful candidate is responsible for their own travel arrangements, visa and insurance in advance. Please contact your local office of the Embassy or Consulate General of Japan for details. 

Support:
Travel and material fees can only be reimbursed in Japanese Yen in exchange with receipts and boarding passes (showing the date of purchase, amount of payment, travel itinerary and name of the passenger). Participants should bring enough money to cover the initial spending ideally for the first month.

You are required to arrange travel insurance, which must cover the entire stay including journey to Sapporo, and to send a copy of the certificate to S-AIR prior to your journey.

Our support includes:

  • Travel costs (up to 170,000 yen) in exchange with receipts and boarding passes
  • Material Fees (up to 150,000 yen in total) in exchange with receipts
    to cover production both in Sapporo and Tokyo
  • Daily allowance (3,500 yen)
  • Accommodation: a rented single room with a small working space and internet connection
    Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided
  • Free pay-as-you-go mobile phone rental (call credits are not included)
  • Utility bills (water, gas and electricity)

 

What Should Be Included in Your Application?

All materials should be provided in English. All the information provided in the application may be used to promote and document the programme, which may be accessible to the public and shown in print and online.

  1. Complete Application Form (PDF or Word, A4)
  2. Résumé/CV (PDF or Word, A4) including a list of exhibitions and educational background
  3. Project Portfolio/Documentation (PDF, A4, no more than 6 pages)
    A PDF portfolio/documentation including 5 major works or projects that you have produced or initiated with some descriptions and images. You may include links to project websites and videos documenting the projects.
  4. Portrait (Jpeg, 500pix min)
 Photograph of yourself above shoulder

 

How to Apply

Download Application Form and Guideline, which are available in PDF and Word format, from the following links:

Application Guide
Application Form (pdf)
Application Form (word)

Include [Philippines: YOUR NAME] in the subject line, make sure you Do NOT include any attachment in the email, and send your application folder in either of the following methods:
–  share your application folder via google drive or dropbox
–  send your application folder via online storage services such as yousendit.com or wetransfer.com

Email the links to your application package to: info@s-air.org

 

Deadline: Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 8am (JST)

Applications should be submitted online NO LATER THAN the above date and time. Please make sure that you follow the guideline as only complete applications will be considered.

 

Selection Schedule

 

Enquiries

NPO S-AIR
3F-A, North 6 East 2-2-10, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, 060-0906 JAPAN
http://www.s-air.org
info@s-air.org

Residency Opportunities in Tokachi: Urahoro and Nakasatsunai

[Revised on 11 June 2014] changes made are marked red

T-AIR (Tokachi Artist-in-Residence) is offering a 65-day residency opportunity to two artists in Tokachi district, east Hokkaido, Japan:
– one artist to stay in Urahoro town
– one artist to stay in Nakasatsunai Village

The district of Tokachi is located in east part of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, which has the second largest area as an island after Honshu. Since Tokachi has flourishing industries in agriculture, forestry and fishing, it is often considered as one of the main food production bases in the country. Tokachi’s success was made possible by both the local pioneers, who cultivated the land, as well as its rich natural surroundings.

One artist will stay in the town of Urahoro and the other in the village of Nakasatsunai. Both artists will have an opportunity to utilise Tokachi’s rich resources in their art production and/or workshop(s) during the residency.

About Tokachi Artist-in-Residence (T-AIR)
http://tokachiair.wix.com/t-air

T-AIR will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn about the local districts of Tokachi, Hokkaido, communicate and engage with the local community. This opportunity is open to artists who practice in any form of visual art but they must meet the requirements stated below.

The aim of this residency is to give artists opportunity to create artwork and foster emerging local talents, as well as to support engaging artists to local talents, all of which, in effect, would encourage local regeneration activities in the Tokachi district.

Our activities and objectives are:
1. To foster emerging artists and to nurture local talents with unique ideas by engaging them with the artists
2. To support art activities utilising the local industries and rescources such as food and landscape as well as engaging the locals with artists
3. Through the above activities (2) in and out of Tokachi District, to further friendly international relations and promote the activities

Residency Period

65 day residency from 23 Aug – 26 Oct 2014 (both locations)
Residency in Urahoro: one artist
Residency in Nakasatsunai: one artist

Areas of Practice: Visual Arts

Eligibility – who can apply?

Applicants must:
– be nationals of a country which are not required to obtain visa to enter Japan (see Travel Arrangement section below) – neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan
– be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance
– have desire and ability to communicate and actively interact with local residents in English or in Japanese
– obtain travel insurance, which covers the entire residency period including the return journey
Candidates with a valid international driver’s licence are desirable as the visiting artist will have an access to a car.

Conditions and Requirements

(A) Residency in Urahoro

This opportunity is open to artists who are able to work utilising the local resources of Urahoro, and the requirements are:
1. to produce one or more art works to be installed around Rushin Hot Spring Resort site (which could also be permanent installation) and donate the work at the end of the residency
2. to initiate workshop for an elementary and junior high school student group (ages 6-15) as well as for an elderly group with support from elderly care taker(s) 3. to hold an open studio

(B) Residency in Nakasatsunai

This opportunity is open to artists who are able to work utilising the local resources of Nakasatsunai, and the requirements are:
1. to produce art work to be installed around Michinoeki (public road service) in Nakasatsunai and donate the work at the end of the residency
2. to initiate workshop for a student group with learning disability or physical disability (ages 15-18) with a help from teacher(s) 3. to hold an open studio

Support

All fees will only be reimbursed in Japanese yen including travel fees and material fees in exchange with receipts (including boarding passes for flight fees). It is also strongly advised that the successful candidate should bring enough money to cover the initial expenses that could potentially occur.

Our support includes:
· International Flight Fees to Sapporo Chitose Airport (up to 170,000 yen)
Return flight ticket fees can only be reimbursed in exchange with the receipts and boarding tickets. Any receipt without the date of purchase, the amount of payment, or the name of the passenger will not be accepted. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and drive to the site. · Material Fees (up to 70,000 yen)
Urahoro: for the production of work to be installed around the hot spring site
Nakasatsunai: for the production of work to be installed at Michinoeki (public road side service), Nakasatsunai · Workshop Fees (up to 195,000 yen)
This can be also used as everyday expenses. Some materials and resources can be separately supplied for the workshop) · Accommodation with internet
Urahoro: Staff accommodation supplied by NPO Ordinary Servants Nakasatsunai: public housing for teachers in Nakasatsunai
· One on-site interpreter for each artist
to help communicate with others in English and Japanese and to introduce the artist to the local area and people · Studio (internet access available indoors, outdoors only on mobile) Urahoro: Facility owned by NPO Ordinary Servants
Nakasatsunai: Facility owned by Nakasatsunai Village Council · Mobile phone rental (excluding call credits)
· Access to a car for those with international license (petrol should be covered by the artist)

Travel Arrangements, Visa and Insurance

The successful candidate is required to arrange for their own return flights to Sapporo Chitose Airport as well as their own insurance in advance. Those who require visa or those without travel insurance are not eligible for this opportunity. To find out whether your country have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html#list

How to Apply

Download the application guideline and forms from the link below and send complete application through online storage services such as yousendit.com or wetransfer.com.
Do not attach any data in your email but include the links to the server where your data is stored.

– Application guideline [revised]: http://bit.ly/1i6dlTX
– Application form (PDF): http://bit.ly/1sjY8mp
– Application form (Word): http://bit.ly/1qYiQns

Send an email with the link(s) to your downloadable application data to: tokachiair@gmail.com

All materials should be provided in English. All the information provided in the application may be used for publicity and documentation in various form of media.

1. Complete Application Form (PDF or Word, A4)
2. Résumé/CV (PDF or Word, A4, one page only) including a list of exhibitions and educational background 3. Project Portfolio/Documentation (PDF, A4, no more than 6 pages)
A PDF portfolio/documentation including 5 major works or projects that you have produced or initiated with some descriptions and images. You may include valid links to project websites and videos documenting the projects.
4. Portrait Picture (Jpeg, 500pix min)
 Photograph of yourself above shoulder Deadline for submission: 25 June 2014 at 8am (JST)

Please make sure you have read the guideline thoroughly. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Final Selection

The selected artist is planned to be announced on 5 July 2014 at the following: http://tokachiair.wix.com/t-air
https://sairblog.wordpress.com/category/t-air/
*If there will be any change to the announcement date, we will announce it beforehand on the same blog page.

Enquiries

Tokachi Artist-in-Residence (T-AIR)
tokachiair@gmail.com
http://tokachiair.wix.com/t-air

Artists announced for S-AIR Frontier Jan-Mar 2014

We are pleased to announce the successful candidates for the S-AIR Residency Programme -FRONTIER- Jan-Mar 2013:

Julia Sarisetiati (Indonesia)

2nd Place: Vesela Mihaylova Vladimirova (Bulgaria/Austria)
3rd Place: Fanni Futterknecht (Austria)

The selected artists will be contacted shortly.
We would like to thank all of those who submitted – we received a particularly large number of submissions this time.

We hope to hear from you again in the future opportunities.

Residency Opportunity at S-AIR (Jan – Mar 2014)

[The call for this opportunity is now closed. Please see the results here. ]

S-AIR -FRONTIER- Programme Winter 2013/14
https://sairblog.wordpress.com/category/residency-opportunity/

Call for Applications
NPO S-AIR is offering one place for a residency opportunity in Sapporo, Japan.

S-AIR will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to learn about Japan, communicate with Japanese artists and local community, and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists. This is an opportunity for artists who work in visual arts.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce new works and will be encouraged to experiment in their own field. A collaborative work or project within the community is desirable. The artist will be asked to give either a lecture or a workshop as well as to have an exhibition or presentation during the residency as a result of the residency, this may be a solo show or a group show.

The successful candidate will also be required to provide reports of their residency to S-AIR at the end of their residency and to seek opportunities to share their experience on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan)– this could mean an exhibition, a series of presentations or artists talks, or publication of articles, which have to be reported to S-AIR.

About S-AIR
http://www.s-air.org/

S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, to run an artist-in-residence programme in Sapporo, Japan. Since it was approved to be a non-profit organisation in 2004, S-AIR started a 10-year collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, S-AIR has moved its office to central Sapporo, and so far has hosted 77 participants in total from 32 countries and regions over the period of 12 years (until March 2013).

Conditions and Requirements

Term of the Residency:
75 day residency between 8th January – 31st March 2014 to be arranged with S-AIR (Exhibition period: End of February – Beginning of March)

Areas of Practice:
All kinds of discipline within the context of visual art

Support
Travel and material fees can only be reimbursed in Japanese Yen after arrival in Japan in exchange with receipts and boarding passes (showing the date of purchase, amount of payment, travel itinerary and name of the passenger). Participants are strongly advised to bring enough money to cover the initial spending ideally for the first month.

Our support includes:
– Travel costs (up to 170,000 yen)
– Material Fees (up to 100,000 yen)
– Daily allowance (3,500 yen)
– Accommodation: a rented single room with internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided)
– Free pay-as-you-go mobile phone rental (call credits are not included)
– Utility bills (water, gas and electricity)
[Note] Studio will not be supplied for this opportunity. The successful candidate will be asked to use their apartment as their main working space.

• Eligibility
Applicants must neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and are able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance. The successful candidate must have desire and ability to communicate and interact with local citizens in English or in Japanese.

• Travel Arrangements, Visa and Insurance
The successful candidate is responsible for their own travel arrangements, visa and insurance in advance.
To find out whether your country have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html#list

What Should Be Included in Your Application?
All materials should be provided in English. All the information provided in the application may be used to promote and document the programme, which may be accessible to the public and shown in print and online.

1. Complete Application Form (PDF or Word, A4)
2. Résumé/CV (PDF or Word, A4) including a list of exhibitions and educational background
3. Project Portfolio/Documentation (PDF, A4, no more than 6 pages) 
A PDF portfolio/documentation including 5 major works or projects that you have produced or initiated with some descriptions and images. You may include links to project websites and videos documenting the projects.
4. Portrait (Jpeg, 500pix min)
 Photograph of yourself above shoulder

How to Apply

Download Application Form and Guideline, which are available in PDF and Word format, from the following link:

Application Guide:
https://sairblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/201401_frontier_guide.pdf
Application Forms:
https://sairblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/201401_frontier_form1.pdf (PDF file) https://sairblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/201401_frontier_form1.doc (Word file)

Include YOUR NAME in the subject line and send your data through online storage services such as yousendit.com or wetransfer.com. DO NOT SEND THE DATA DIRECTLY, just send LINKS to the server where your data is stored.

Please fill in the following two pages and email the link(s) to your application data: info@s-air.org

Deadline: Monday 9th December 2013 at 10am (JST)
Applications should be submitted online NO LATER THAN the above date and time. Please make sure that you follow the guideline as only complete applications will be considered.

Selection Schedule

• Deadline for submission: Monday 9th December 2012 at 10am (JST)
• Selection by the S-AIR FRONTIER Selection Committee: 11th December 2012
• Final Selection and Announcement on S-AIR Blog on 13th December 2012 at: https://sairblog.wordpress.com/category/residency-opportunity/

Enquiries

NPO S-AIR
3F-A, North 6 East 2-2-10, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, 060-0906 JAPAN
www.s-air.org
info@s-air.org