Kamiyama Artist in Residence call for applications

Genre : Calls for papers
Principal country concerned : Column : Arts and crafts
Release/publication date : April 2015
Published on : 04/02/2015
Source : http://vansa.co.za/opportunities/residencies/kamiyama-artist-in-residence-call-for-applications 4 February 2015

Creating "Global Kamiyama" is the main purpose behind the KAIR Project. Their hope is that the artists will produce works full of originality, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the local people.

Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible 'God's Mountain' (the meaning of 'Kamiyama'), they hope to be able to discover what impact 'encounters with the unknown' has upon the artists and the community itself.

Studio information:

The KAIR will provide a studio at a school or other place for the artist.
Accommodation information:
KAIR will provide one apartment in a ferroconcrete tw-story row house approximately 60m2 with kitchen, shower, toilet and three tatami rooms. KAIR can host 3 artists at a time.
If the Artist would like to be accompanied by any spouse, partners, assistants or children and so on, please be sure to consult with committee when you apply to the program.

Application Guidelines and Criteria:

To apply for the program, the applicant must:

be involved with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, land art or other art making.

be able to be independent and capable of working and living on one's own.

be able to produce at least of one piece of art and give a presentation about the work.

understand the purpose of one's participation in KAIR, and be able to be present for over 4/5 of the program in Kamiyama.

be able to lead community life with other artists on the program and to communicate with local people including the exchange program staff.

be able to speak and understand either English or Japanese daily conversation.

be in good health.

Applications are required to submit the documents listed to applytokair@gmail.com by February 28th, 2015. Applicants are also asked to write required documents in either Japanese or English.

More information and application forms can be found here
Deadline: February 28 2015


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