- Location：Tokyo, Japan
- Disciplines and Media：Movie,Film-making,Game, Animation, Manga etc.
- Residency Period：60 days (January 12, 2018-March 12, 2018)
- Institution Provide：Travel expenses, living allowance, travel insurance, housing and workspace in Tokyo, assistance from an expert in the appropriate field, opportunity to meet Japanese creators and to present the works at the end of the residency
- Paid by artist：Production expenses
This residency program is part of the “Project to Support Nurturing of Media Arts Creators” organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho). Emerging artists in Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) around the world are invited to come and stay in Tokyo to create new works. Whether the works are media art, videos, games, animations, or manga, during their stay the artists will be able to experience Japanese Media Arts culture, with an additional opportunity to meet with Japanese creators to discuss their works. The aim of this program is not only to support the creation of significant works but also to stimulate cross-cultural dialogues through Media Arts.
Expectations of Artists in Residence:
1. Creation of a new work: artist must create a new work during the residency, and give a presentation of their work at the end of their stay, either as a completed work or as a work-in-progress.
2. Discussions with an expert: artists must meet with a Japanese expert regularly to discuss about the progress of their works.
3. Participation in program events: artists must join events to meet Media Arts creators, participate in studio visits, and communicate with young artists or students at educational institutes.
1. Be currently living outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
2. Have previously shown at international art festivals, film festivals, game shows, comic festivals, etc. Being awarded a prize or included in the Jury Selection at the Japan Media Arts Festival in the past will meet this criterion.
3. Be between the ages of 20 and 35 (not definite, as applicant’s previous career will also be considered)
4. Be able to speak either English or Japanese fluent enough to communicate in everyday situations.
5. Be in good health.
6. Be able to participate in remote interviews (i.e. have access to a computer with Skype connected to the internet).
7. Have no criminal records.