Artist-In-Residence program of Kinosaki International Arts Center, Japan


Deadline is June 4

Application Guidelines

Application details
-Intended program period
1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020

-Eligible projects
The following two points are necessary requirements:
・The project should be focused on modern performing arts.
In addition to artistic activities and research, it is possible for art-related personalities to hold events such as lectures and symposiums.
・The project should be realizable (artists must provide results of past activities, production and budget plans, schedules and any other document that can certify the project can be appropriately managed and carried out effectively.
*Whether artists choose to have a public performance or not does not affect the selection process.
*Invalid projects:
・Projects that do not have a creative purpose (with the exception of lectures and symposiums).
・Projects organized by community centers, student clubs, or associations (For these cases, the hall and the studios can be rented for a fee).
・Projects which main goal is to raise donations for charity organizations.
・Projects that are aimed to be shared to a strictly restricted audience such as a specific groups or organizations.
・Already-existing projects that were purchased beforehand.

Kinosaki International Arts Center will support the artists with providing space for creation and accommodation as follows:
1.) Free use of Kinosaki International Arts Center’s main hall and studios.
2.) Free use of the residence that can welcome up to 22 guests.
*As a general rule, fees related to the cost of advertising and promotion, personnel expenses for all the staff involved in the production, transportation to Kinosaki, etc. must be covered by the applicant.

-Application Requirements
1.) Individual artists or group of artists can stay at Kinosaki International Arts Center for their artistic activities for a minimum of three days to a maximum of three months.
2.) Artists are required to be able to speak and understand basic Japanese or English. If they don’t, artists must hire an interpreter at their own expense.
3.) Artists are required to be independent and capable of working and living on their own doing their laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. If they can’t, artists must hire a helper at their own expense.
4.) Artists are expected to be willing to communicate with the locals and tourists during their stay.
5.) Artists must follow the rules and regulations of Kinosaki International Arts Center. In case of any violation, artists will have to pay a penalty.
6.) Artists must cover all travel and living expenses, and all production costs.

-Expectations upon acceptance
1.) During their stay, artists must be involved in the Local Community Exchange Program (see details below) by organizing activities that will encourage creative interaction with the locals and tourists.
2.) When presenting a piece of work that has been created at KIAC, artists must credit Kinosaki International Arts Center by printing the facility name and its logo on all promotional materials.
3.) Artists must agree to help promoting Kinosaki International Art Center by sharing photos, videos and information. (However, all rights related to the work created during their stay belong to the artists involved).

*About the Local Community Exchange Program
Artists are asked to introduce their work and its creative process to the locals and tourists through events such as presentations of the finished work, rehearsal performances, open studios, workshops, talk shows, etc. in order to create opportunities to interact together.
*Should artists put on a public performance of their finished work and charge an entrance fee, after consultation with the secretariat, a part of this fee will be given to Toyooka City.

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