Koganecho Bazaar 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program

– Artist-in-Residence Program –  Call for Foreign Artists Participation. “Koganecho Bazaar” is an art festival hosted by the Koganecho Area Management Center, an NPO that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. With the city’s everyday spaces as a stage, the festival has been held every autumn since 2008, and to present organizers have invited a total of 120 groups of artists, curators, and architects from Japan and abroad. With an organization plan that considers creation to presentation as a consecutive process, the festival examines current issues raised by contemporary art. Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013

Details of Call for Participation:
The organizers are accepting proposals for Koganecho Bazaar 2013. Proposals for creative work in any genre may be submitted, but standards for screening are the ability to stay at least 30 days or longer in Koganecho (preference goes to artists who can stay a period of around 60 days), an effective use of facilities provided by the organizers, and a high availability to the public audience. Furthermore, proposed plans must be previously unexhibited, original works.

Project Duration

Creative Period of Residencymiddle of June, 2013 to September 13 (Fri), 2013

* Depending on the details of the proposal, the actual period of creation is flexible, but must include a minimum 30 day stay in Koganecho. The artist is required to realize proposed plans for creation and implementation by the opening of the exhibition.

Exhibition Period: September 14 (Sat), 2013 to November 24 (Sun), 2013

Number of Residencies Available: 2 Residencies

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must not have Japanese citizenship and may not be residing in Japan.
  • Applicants must be able to stay for more than 30 days in Koganecho within the project schedule. Preference goes to artists who can stay 60 days or more.
  • Applicants must be self-sufficient and independent workers prepared to take on the entire creative process and adjusting to daily life in a new setting.
  • Applicants must without exception exhibit the results of their creative work at the Koganecho Bazaar.
  • Applicants must strictly observe the schedule for creation, exhibition, and removal below (see section 4).
  • Applicants must work with the Koganecho office to engage in outreach programs such as artist talks, lectures, workshops, or school visits within the project duration.
  • Applicants must be able to explain their work in either English, Korean, or Japanese and must be able to understand English at the level of daily conversation.
  • Applicants will be required to present a report on this project in either their own country or a country other than Japan after the end of the Koganecho residency.

Other Support from Organizers

A. Production, Exhibition and De-installation Cost, and Payment Process: Depending on the submitted proposal, financial assistance for creative expenses of up to ¥800,000 will be available. Expenses without a receipt will not be compensated.

B. Other

  • Travel costs including international travel and visas for Japanese immigration (actual expense) and living expenses will be provided separately. Expenditures without receipts will not be reimbursed. Living expenses will be provided in part after arrival in Japan.
  • Costs for accommodations and exhibition space (including lighting and heating costs) are covered by the office.
  • The organizers will advertise participating proposals for the “Koganecho Bazaar 2013.”
Application Acceptance Period:  Monday, April 11, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013 (Applications must arrive in the office by this date.)

Application Materials: Download the application materials (forms 1 to 4) from the website and submit them by E-mail.

  1. Application Form
  2. Project Proposal
  3. List of submission
  4. Portfolio (Photographs of previous work, documentation of previous activity, etc.)
  5. Letter of Recommendation


Koganecho Area Management Center
TEL: +81-45-261-5467
FAX: +81-45-325-7222
E-MAIL: koganechobazaar2013@gmail.com



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