DANCE BOX Residency Program 2018 – Call for Proposal, Japan


For 2018 program, DANCE BOX invites artists to submit residence proposals deal with “Arts and Folk Entertainments Relating to Transfer/ Transplant of Cultures and Migrants”.

Where: ArtTheater dB KOBE, Kobe, Japan
When: January 7th, 2019 – February 6th, 2019

Deadline for applications: June 24th(SUN), 2018

In 2017, DANCE BOX presented “KOBE-Asia Contemporary Dance Festival #4” under the theme of “Family Histories”. Shin-Nagata, where DANCE BOX is located in, is a city which has numbers of people, migrated from various Asian areas, like Korea and Vietnam in the lead. In this festival, familial forms and stories which have their roots in foreign countries exist/ used to exist in Shin-Nagata were viewed through the past, through the present and towards the future. We explored how dance and music have lived in the flow of time, and touches the present moment.

We are interested in the transformation of cultures, folk entertainments and ways of life caused by migration of people, and possibilities of collaboration and coexistence of different cultures. We expect to encounter proposals which add new keywords to these ideas.

For more information and application form please visit:

How to apply

Step 1: Please submit an application form by email.note: Please prepare the application within two pages. If the application forms become over two pages, it will be omitted from the selection. Please submit video/photo documentation of previous artworks. Submitting a link to videos uploaded to a website is acceptable (e.g. Vimeo, you-tube etc.), Please do NOT email any video files as an attachment.

Step 2: After your application has been received by DANCE BOX you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation response in three days, please resubmit your application.

Funding Support:

1. Airfare (up to 150,000 JPY), accommodation, domestic transportation expenses (up to 20,000 JPY), and daily pay (5,000 JPY/ per day) will be furnished by DANCE BOX.

2. DANCE BOX will provide staffs and spaces for the final exhibition or performance. Material costs for rehearsal process, performance and exhibition will be covered (up to 100,000 JPY).

3. DANCE BOX will be responsible for supplying the necessary personnel to support artist’s creation.

Contact details:

NPO DANCE BOX (person in chargz: Fumi Yokobori)
tel: +81-(0)78-646-7044

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