California Arts Council

State of California

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International Creator Residency Program 2016 in Tokyo
For International artists

Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) launched its residency programs in 2006, cooperating with art centers and cultural institutions all over the world. In October, 2014, TWS relocated its residence facilities to the Sumida Area, and re-opened as TWS Residency. Young emerging, middle standing, and international leading creators gather there to explore creative activities in Tokyo. We intend to strengthen the network of creators from Asia.

This open-call program ‘International Creator Residency Program’ is for established and productive international creators in the field of visual art, architecture, design, curation and administration. We provide financial support to allow participants approximately three-month work in residency participating TWS art programs. Through this program, creators will expand their activities in Japan, and gain a jumping board to the international art scene.

Now we are calling for “International Creator Residency Program”, aimed at international creators/curators/ administrators who are willing to perform new creative activities during their programs at TWS Residency.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2015

This program is aimed at those creators

  • who are willing to explore new creative activities
  • who practice in any of the following cultural/ artistic fields: visual art, architecture, design, curation and administration.


Residency Period/ Number of Creators

  • From the beginning of May, 2016 to the end of July, 2016
  • From the beginning of September, 2016 to the end of November, 2016
  • From the beginning of January, 2017 to the end of March, 2017


  • [Number of Creators (tentative)]
  • 2 creators for each period/ 6 creators in total are to be selected.

What TWS offers

  • Self-contained single room, Shared studio, Air ticket fee, Per Diem and Artist fee/ Project fee
  • Air ticket fee: a Round ticket will be provided
  • Living cost (Per Diem): JPY 3,750 (including tax) per day
  • Artist fee / Project fee: JPY 300,000 (including tax)

Application Outline and Application Package

Further Information

Deadline: 10-30-2015
Tokyo Wonder Site
Tokyo, Japan

Contact: Tokyo Wonder Site

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