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Call for Kamiyama Artist in Residence 2017 in Japan

Deadline: 20 Mar, 2017

Disciplines: Animation, Collaboration, Community, Dance, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Painting, Performance, Photography, Sculpture, Sound, Textile, Visual Arts.

Location: Kamiyama-cho, Tokushima, Japan

Deadline: 20 Mar, 2017

Duration: 2017/8/24-2017/11/8

Eligibility: artist in the field of landart, sculpture and installation

Support: travel fee, material fee, stipends, workspace, housing

Costs: application fee US$50


Program Description:

Kamiyama artist in residence program is an independent project organized by local Kamiyama residents who share the desire to develop art and culture in Kamiyama. It was established in 1999 to invite and provide artists with the unique opportunity to create art works influenced by their interaction with nature and local residents. In this program along with the final exhibition, we also organize 'Open studio day', 'Art tour' and workshops at local primary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools. This community oriented program aims to rediscover the wonder of the area and create new opportunities for exchange and cultural understandings.

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◎ Schedules

Period of stay : 24 August – 6 November
Guidance : 24 August – 28 August
Open studio : 17 September
Exhibition : 29 October - 3 November
School workshop : 1 Sep. - 6 Oct.
International Food Exchange : in September
* One or two workshops will be scheduled for each artist.
* Dates for schedules may change.

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Creating “Global Kamiyama” is the main purpose behind the KAIR Project. Our hope is that the artists will produce works full of originality, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the friendly local people. Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible ‘God’s Mountain’ (the meaning of ’Kamiyama’), we hope to be able to discover what impact ‘encounters with the unknown’ has upon the artists and the community itself.

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Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee (KAIR)
A Division of Green Valley, Inc. (GVI) : Co-organizer

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August 24 - November 6, 2017

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2-3 artists

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To apply for the program, the applicant must:

a) be involved with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, landart and other art making. Grants are not made in the disciplines of producition art.
b) be able to be independent and capable of working and living on one’s own.
c) be able to produce at least of one piece of art and give a presentation about the work.
d) understand the purpose of one’s participation in KAIR, and be able to be present for over 4/5 of the program in Kamiyama.
e) be able to lead community life with other artists on the program and to communicate with local people including the exchange program staff.
f) be able to speak and understand English daily conversation.
g) be in good health.

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