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Artist in residence program for young animation creators A-AIR Tokyo 2015

tokyoThis project, organised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho / Government of Japan), is an artist in program which aims to provide three outstanding young artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese culture. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of and a better understanding of Japanese culture.

Target field: Animation production

Number of applicants accepted: 3

Duration of the program: 70 days between January 7th and March 17th 2015

Support provided

  • Travel expenses
  • Living allowance
  • Travel insurance
  • Rental accommodation (including workspace)
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Expert assistance
  • Opportunity to present work done during residency
  • Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

Program summary

Education/training: participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.
Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
Creation of a new work: participants will begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.

Conditions of participation

Applicants must:

Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event, where works from countries other than your own are also screened/featured.
Be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of September 10th 2014.
Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
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).

Application period: Applications will be accepted beginning July 1st 2014. Application forms and all required documents/materials must be received by this office by September 10th 2014.

Contact information

JAPAN IMAGE COUNCIL
Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2015
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6670-5676
fax: +81-3-5466-0054
Website: http://japic.jp
Email: aair@japic.jp

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