Artist In Residence Program trans_2007-2008

Trans is a prefix which means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert. The Residence Program provides the time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments for their future projects. Participating artists will acquire the new ideas through their encounter with the culture and the people of the area where they stay. And they, in turn, will share new views and ideas with local citizens. After the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences of the area’s vernacular lifestyle and its geographic conditions wherever they visit in the world. We hope the residence program at the Akiyoshidai International Art Village will provide artists the space where they can go beyond the borders of their cultural borders, exchange their unique perspectives, and establish relationships with fellow artists.

“trans_2007-2008 Residence Support Program” is carried out with the aim of supporting young artists’ experimental artistic activities, beyond the borders of art disciplines and nationalities. Residents will be carefully selected by the Selection Committee of the Residence Program of Akiyoshidai International Art Village. During the residency period, artists will create works collaboration with the assistants of the AIAV curators. We strongly hope that resident artists will actively tackle many kinds of projects, because of the “trans” is a primarily project oriented artist-in-residence program.. For instance, we could offer workshops, lectures, school visits, exhibitions, and so on. Resident artists will make proposal to realize such projects.

[Residency period]
January 10 - March 20, 2008 [70days]

[Acceptable applicants]
Young and emerging artists [no limitations on discipline or specific age (individual/group)]

[Conditions for application]
Artists who are able to stay in the art village for the designated period of time.
Artists who are willing to cooperate with our projects, such as lectures, workshop, school visits, and exhibitions.
Artists who are able to speak English.
Artists who are willing to cooperate with the publicity efforts of AIAV and cooperate with the documentation of their working process.
Artists who are willing to participate in the education programming with the Art University in Yamaguchi.

Round trip transportation fee to the Akiyoshidai International Art Village. (The fare will be calculated based on the standard set by AIAV)
Accomodation in AIAV (Western/Japanese style *a part of the western style room has the mini kitchen.)
Studio(There are various types of studios.The allocation of studio is decided by the Selection Committee.)
Expenses for creative activities = 230,000 yen(individual) / 280,000 yen(group) *This amount will be assessed according to financial situation of the institution.
Per diem = 2,800yen × day *This amount will be assessed according to financial situation of the institution.
Accident insurance. [This is for basic injury, so prepare your own insurance for other kinds of coverage.]

[How to apply]
Applicants should make a photocopy of the attached application form or reproduce the same form and fill in the required details.
Attach your CV in English (a typed detailed profile) and enclose the items that explain your work (CF. See the application sheet).
If you have publications on your work, please attach them.
*Please understand that the items you submit will be kept in AIAV and cannot be returned.
*We will not accept the application via e-mail / telephone / FAX.

Applications must be received by 20th September, 2007 date.
*Application forms received after the deadline date will not be accepted.
*Application forms will also not be accepted if there is a misrepresentation or if required information is missing from the application form.

Results wiill be announced in the beginning of November, 2007
*The results will be given to all the applicants. A total of 3 artists will be selected.
*Collected private information of applicants is used only within the bounds of the residence program.

organaizer : Akiyoshidai International Art Village
support : Yamaguchi prefecture, The Yamaguchi board of education, Shuho town, Shuho town board of education, Mito town, Mito town board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education

Artist In Residence Program trans_2007-2008


[Applications & Inquiries should be addressed to]
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Program : trans2007_2008
50 Akiyoshi Shuho-sho Mine-gun Yamaguchi,754-0511,JAPAN
TEL:+81(0)837-63-0020 FAX:+81(0)837-63-0021