Artist In Residence Support Program trans_2009-2010

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 new ideas through their encounter with the culture and 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 their cultural borders, exchange their unique perspectives, and establish relationships with fellow artists.

Residence Support Program is carried out with the aim of supporting young artists’ experimental artistic activities, beyond the borders of art disciplines and nationalities. The artists will be carefully selected by the Selection Committee of the Residence Program of Akiyoshidai International Art Village. During the residency period, artists will create ideas and works in collaboration with AIAV curatorial staff. We strongly hope that resident artists will actively communicate with local people in Yamaguchi, tackling many kinds of projects. For instance, we could offer workshops, lectures, school visits, exhibitions, and so on.

[Residency period]
January 10 - March 20, 2010 [70days]

[Acceptable applicants]
Young and emerging artists [no limitations on discipline or specific age (individual/group)]
2 artists living abroad, 1 artist living in Japan or living abroad with Japanese Nationality

[Conditions for application]
Artists who are able to stay in the art village for the designated period of time.
Artists who are able to publish the results of his or her residence activities such as exhibitions, performances, concerts or presentations and so on.
Artists who are to communicate with local people, including joining in the exchange program such as talks, lectures, workshops, school visits.
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 offer the education program at universities and schools in Yamaguchi.

Round trip transportation fee from your address to the Akiyoshidai International Art Village. (The fare will be calculated based on the standard set by AIAV)
Accomodation in AIAV
Studio(There are various types of studios.The allocation of studio is decided by AIAV.)
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 cannot be returned.
*We will not accept the application via e-mail / telephone / FAX.
*Collected private information of applicants is used only within the bounds of the residence program.

Applications must be received by 31th August, 2009.
*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, 2009
*The results will be given to all the applicants. A total of 3 artists (individual/group) will be selected.

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

Artist In Residence Support Program trans_2009-2010


[Applications & Inquiries should be addressed to]
Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residence Support Program : trans_2008-2009
50 Akiyoshi Shuho-cho Mine-city Yamaguchi, 754-0511,JAPAN
TEL:+81(0)837-63-0020 FAX:+81(0)837-63-0021