Residencies for Quebec artists and writers at the Tokyo Arts and Space (Japan)

Résidences d’artistes et écrivains québécois au Tokyo Arts and Space (Japon)

Funder

CALQ

Program Type

Studios and Studio-Apartments

Deadline

To be determined

Type of Aid

• Studio Residency Grant

Financial Aid

$11,000

Description

The residency at the Tokyo Arts and Space will enable Québec artists and writers to engage in a significant experience contributing to their professional development. The new living environment and interaction with other artists will create conditions favourable to the fostering of creativity and the evolution of artistic approaches, indeed to the enhancement of the artists’ international career profiles.

Under this program, a Québec artist selected by a Conseil jury will be able to engage in a three-month residency in Tokyo, where he or she will have the use of a studio-apartment and take advantage of the numerous possibilities offered to make professional contacts and further career development.


Information of the host institution

Founded in 2001, Tokyo Arts and Space (previous name: Tokyo Wonder Site) is an art centre that serves both as a hub to support and promote Japanese artists and since 2006, a centre to welcome international artists in residency. TOKAS comprises two venues dedicated to the production and showcasing of artworks, TOKAS Hongo and TOKAS Shibuya, as well as a national and international residency site, TOKAS Residency, situated in the Sumida Ward. TOKAS supports and nurtures talent in all creative disciplines, as much for emerging artists as for more established international artists. TOKAS forms part of a global network of affiliated cultural facilities in Japan and abroad, and serves as a platform for Japanese artists and internationally active creators to exchange and showcase their works.

The Québec artists selected will be hosted at TOKAS Residency, situated in the Sumida Ward. Merging modernity and heritage, this quarter is sprinkled with modern high-rises, family-owned shops, art spaces and plentiful parks.

The studio measures 25 m2 and is designed to accommodate one person only. It is fully equipped (basic furnishings, household appliances, kitchenware, bedding, internet connection) and includes a private bathroom. Common rooms are available for the use of residents: kitchen, computer room, library and laundry room. Collective workspaces are also available and the residence offers a Wi-Fi connection.

PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDIO AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMS DIFFER CONSIDERABLY IN DURATION, DEADLINES AND SEASON IN WHICH THEY OCCUR. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THIS PLATFORM FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES AND TO REVIEW ALL DETAILS ON THE CALQ WEBSITE.

Criteria

  • Artists with at least 5 years of artistic practice.
  • Not eligible:
  • Groups of artists.

  • Projects carried out under the supervision of an educational program are ineligible.

  • A project that has already been rejected by the Conseil is ineligible for this program.

  • A group legally constituted as a not-for-profit or profit-making company or general partnership is ineligible for this program.

Eligible Expenses

  • Personal insurance
  • Travel
  • Living expenses
  • Project related costs

Supporting Documents

  • Form containing personal information,
  • Form containing the details of the project completed and signed
  • Applicant’s Curriculum vitæ (max. : 3 pages)
  • Letters of commitment from the collaborators along with a description of their contribution to the project, if applicable.
  • Press file (max. : 5 pages)
  • Schedule (max. : 2 pages)
  • Letter of intent, if applicable