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Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV)

Japan / Yamaguchi
Established 1998

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Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV), designed by the architect Arata Isozaki, was founded in August 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for artists in residence as well as for a variety of art forms and cultural activities.

AIAV is located far away from the noise of everyday city life and is surrounded by natural resources. Isozaki himself referred to it as an “archipelago”, and it consists of many different facilities. The term ‘village’ suggests that AIAV is not a single giant building but rather a collective of small neighboring buildings reminiscent of a traditional Japanese village.

AIAV is fully equipped for various artistic activities such as music, art, dance and drama. AIAV’s main hall has a capacity of 300 and its residence hall can house 100, and the village also features a restaurant, seminar room, studios, gallery and café.

AIAV focuses on the Artists In Residence Program and expands cooperative programs with international and domestic organizations. AIAV also hold regional programs and promote a beneficial exchange between resident artists and local citizens.

By gathering artists from all over the world and developing their creative activities, cultural information from this region will spread internationally.