Kinosaki International Arts Center (JP), International Call for Applicants: 2019-2020 Artist-In-Residence Program

Kinosaki International Arts Center (JP), International Call for Applicants: 2019 – 2020 Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: June 4th, 2018, 17:00 Japan Standard Time

Applications are now open for the 2019 – 2020 Artist-In-Residence program at Kinosaki International Arts Center (KIAC), a creative residence facility centered on the performing arts. KIAC is situated in Kinosaki Onsen, a hot spring town blessed with a 1300-year history. Kinosaki is located in Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, which is well known for its rich natural environment and for having successfully reintroduced the Oriental White Stork back into the wild. KIAC is a facility where artists can concentrate on their creative activities. Since 2014, many artists have stayed here to create pieces of work that have then been spread both throughout Japan and overseas. There is no submission fee.

Artist-in-Resident program will select projects with the potential to excel in any of the following criteria: Diffusibility, Internationality, Locality, Innovativeness and Artistic Potential. In addition to spread excellent art projects or activities in Toyooka/Kinosaki, artists are expected to meet the locals and tourists, for creating a place of new interactions.

Eligible Projects– The following two points are necessary application requirements:
・The project should be focused on modern performing arts. In addition to artistic activities and research, it is possible for art-related personalities to hold events such as lectures and symposiums.
・The project should be realizable (artists must provide results of past activities, production and budget plans, schedules and any other document that can certify the project can be appropriately managed and carried out effectively.
*Whether artists choose to have a public performance or not does not affect the selection process.

Program period: April 1st,  2019 – March 31st 2020

Support– Kinosaki International Arts Center will support the artists with providing space for creation and accommodation as follows:
1.) Free use of Kinosaki International Arts Center hall and studios.
2.) Free use of the residence that can welcome up to 22 guests.
*As a general rule, fees related to the cost of advertising and promotion, personnel expenses for all the staff involved in the production, transportation to Kinosaki, etc. must be covered by the applicant.

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Hyōgo Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island. The capital is Kobe.


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