Kamiyama Artist in Residence Program 2013

Creating “Kamiyama International Cultural Village” 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.


  • Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee (KAIR)
  • The Division of GreenValley, Inc. (GVI)

PERIOD OF PROGRAM: August 23 – November 8, 2013



To apply for the program, applicant must:

are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production art.

  • be able to be independent and capable of working and living on one’s own.
  • be able to produce at least of one piece of art and give a presentation of works including display and withdrawal for oneself within the period.
  • understand the purpose of one’s visit to KAIR, and be able to present over 4/5 of period of our program in Kamiyama.
  • be able to lead community life with other artists on the program and to communicate with local people including the exchange program.
  • be able to speak and understand either English or Japanese daily conversation.
  • be in good health.


Applications are required to submit the documents listed to  applytokair@gmail.com or kair2009@in-kamiyama.jp by  Feb.15, 2013. Applicants are also asked to write required documents in either Japanese or English.


The selection committee of KAIR will strictly screen all applicants. The KAIR Committee will notify applicants of screening results in the end of April 2013 by e-mail.

* The committee will not inform each applicant of any comments, reviews nor reasons concerning one’s application.


  • Period of stay 23 August – 8 November
  • Guidance 23 – 29 August
  • Open studio 29 September
  • Exhibition 27 October– 4 November
  • School workshop 2 September – 11 October

* One or two workshops for each artist will be scheduled respectively.

* Open studio, School workshop date may change


Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence Committee
132 Jinryo Aza Nakazu, Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun,
Tokushima Prefecture Japan 771-3310
TEL/FAX: +81-88-676-1177
Email: applytokair@gmail.com

URL:   http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/art/kair

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