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SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO International Open Call AIR Program 2022-2023

SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO International Open Call AIR Program 2022-2023
Deadline 2022.08.08
Results Available Date 2022/08/31
Website SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO International Open Call AIR Program 2022-2023 Website
More About Residency Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio
Program theme: The roads stretch on the snow.
Sapporo is a snowy city. When it snows, boundary lines that had been previously visible, disappear. After the snow, the sidewalk I walk on is covered in white, and mysterious lines appear that may be a shortcut made by someone or a detour taken while searching for something. The paths on the snow seem randomly drawn but they actually hold an anonymous logic like that of a rambling curiosity – as if artists left the signs of their research in a certain place.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we realized the power of natural, social, and historical boundaries as well as national and regional borders drawn by governments. In particular, social boundaries arose that led people to have less dealings with strangers. 2022 is the third year since the outbreak of the pandemic and I would like to blur the divisions and divides that inevitably happened to all of us, using artists’ overwhelming power of curiosity – like snow that falls and obliterates all boundaries.
Artistic research, local communities and the creative activities of artists moving to a certain place for a certain period of time shall leave these footprints. Even if we fail again this year, the snow will still return when winter comes again.

More details:
Duration 2022/10/12-2022/11/30 Artist talk is held in October and the exhibition plan is announced at the end of November. The exhibition period is not included in the residence period.
Fields and Media Literature, Movie and Pop Music, Other, Performance Art, Visual Art
Funding Up to 250,000 yen budget for travel from oversea (only for artists who have nationalities other than Japanese and live outside Japan) per collective/group. Up to 100,000 yen budget for travel from Japan(only for artists with Japanese nationality) per collective/group. 500,000 yen budget for living expenses during the program period per collective/group. 200,000 budget for production and research activities (various expenses such as materials and transportation) per collective/group. Budget to hold the exhibition : It isn’t provided directly to the collective/group, but will be managed by the organizers.
Provided by Host Letter of invitation from Sapporo city. Traveling assistance for artists who have nationalities other than Japanese and live outside Japan. Interactive coaching from the selection committee. Coordinating work including interpretation and translation during the program period. Technical assistant for realizing the exhibition. Specialized advice to manage one’s own physical and mental health and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection.
Costs Applicant must be able to communicate in either English or Japanese with staff, fellow artists and the local community. Applicant must be able to concentrate on their research and the program activities for the full period of 50 days.
How to Apply Please complete online application forms and submit with additional data such as portfolio. After completing the online application process, applicants will receive an automatic response confirming the reception of the application. If you do not receive this, please contact us. Please check the online forms here:
Selection Procedure Selection: SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO Open Call Selection Committee selects the art collectives/groups based on the application forms and the portfolios received. During the selection process, interviews may be conducted online. All applicants will be notified of the decision by August 31, 2022 (Wednesday) before 23:59 Japan standard time. The selection committee: In the international Open Call AIR program 2022, the selection committee consists of two internationally recognized artists, the director of SAPPORO TENJINYAMA ART STUDIO and the organizers of this year’s collaboration (other AIRs in Hokkaido), who will carefully evaluate applicants and select the 2 art collectives/groups.
Expected Outcome Applicant must be able to plan an exhibition for a month after the AIR period. Applicant must be able to record their own activities during their stay.