Yamakiwa Art Hotel in Niigata in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel in Japan and Waitingroom Gallery in Tokyo invite you to apply for this new and exciting residency program. We invite Israeli artists to explore the possibility of creating in one of the most breath taking locations in Japan as well as presenting their work in a leading local gallery.
We wish to enable a new creation by Israeli artists in this beautiful village of Japan and introduce a new voice to interact with the local art scene in the heart of the dazzling city, Tokyo.
We look to host interesting, thought-provoking artists.
In the frame work of this program we are looking to receive applications of:
- Individual artist
- Two artists who wish to take part in this project alongside each other
In this case - artists should propose a double show with a theme and a clear description of the process for the residency period as well as for the proposed exhibition.
a) Creation of a new work: participants will begin a new work or continue the work on an existing work while at Yamakiwa Art Hotel in Japan and present the finished work at the end of the stay at the Waitingroom Gallery.
b) Education/training: participants will present the progress of his/her work being created as part of the program
c) Taking part in "Gallery Talk" and other Gallery event.
Yamakiwa Art Hotel is and alternative art space set in a traditional Japanese farmer's house in mountains near Niigata. It runs residency programme for artists and curators that supports their research and exhibition making. The art hotel which started in 2016 invites visitors to spend the night at the gallery and have a closer experience with the surroundings, eating local food prepared by the village neighbours.
Our aim is to establish close connection between art and life within the gallery's setting as a 'house', brought through the direct and indirect cooperation among creative practitioners, visitors and local residents.
Artists are expected to openly interact with the environments for the production of artwork.
The size of the artwork should be considered in order to organise the transport and put into the exhibition space.
The geography, history, nature of the region
website of Tokamachi city
Transportation of the artwork from the village to Tokyo
Car transport is available.
(The capacity of the car 100x80x180cm)
Artists are expected to organise one-day or a half-day event with the local residents at Yamakiwa Art Hotel.
Support up to $100 available, suggestions welcome (workshop, open studio, tea party, etc.)
Living conditions in the village
Artists will have their own room in the local resident's house, located in the same village as Yamakiwa Art Hotel.
Bathroom and public spaces will be shared with other 1-2 resident artists and visitors.
Studio space and wood workshop in Yamakiwa Art Hotel will be shared with other resident artists.
Covering food in the village
The cost for daily needs is not covered. Free local vegetables are available from the neighbours.
Founded in Tokyo in 2010, with the mission to promote and support the cutting-edge contemporary art across various media. The gallery works with young and emerging artists who seeks the balance between two diverse aspects with their own distinctive perspective and expression. Our attention focused on human being's presence in the post-industrial society which covers a wide range from social engagement, the relationship with the nature, cultural heritage, to the fantasies we sometimes dream of to keep our faith in the world, etc. The artists we work with often arouse echo universally and are active with exhibitions both in Japan and abroad at galleries, museums, biennales, triennales etc. Meantime, WAITINGROOM supports artistic creation through diverse programs including lectures and workshops, which always stimulates dynamic discussion. Through building a positive relationship between artists and audiences, WAITINGROOM aims to share the inspiration with the world.
Accommodation in Tokyo
10 min walk from the gallery.
Clean and nice cozy private Japanese room comes with a unique interior design that includes tatami mats as flooring. You will have real Tokyo life in here. This house has two floors, with 6 rooms upstairs and 3 rooms downstairs next to two guest rooms. Showers and bathrooms on each floor and a shared kitchen on the ground floor.
6 weeks in total spent in Japan
4 weeks - Residency
5 days - Set up in Gallery
3 weeks - Exhibition
Application period: 12th April 2018 - 15th May 2018
Selection period: 16th May 2018 - 28th June 2018
Residency period: 28th October 2018 - 25th November 2018
Set up Exhibition: 26th - 30th November 2018
Exhibition: 1st - 23rd December 2018 (Artists will be present for the first few days)
Israeli Artists (Israeli passport holder)
Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
Motivated to exchange with the local community through workshops and lectures.
Artists who have had a least one solo show in leading gallery and participated in a minimum of 5 group exhibitions.
Be in good health.
Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).
- Travelling expense: Available (up to ¥100,000 per artist)
- Production fee: Available (up to ¥50,000 per artist)
- Accommodation: Available
- Medical insurance: to be issued by the artist/s
- Transportation of artwork to and from Japan: to be covered by the artist/s
- Professional and staff support: Available
- Exhibition: Available at WAITINGROOM gallery
- Refer to application form below
- Screening process
- Selection commitee
(Application form, plan to work, budget, time table for production, space plan)
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