CALL: Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo (A-AIR) 2016

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CALL: Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo (A-AIR) 2016

Time: August 30, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Event Type: artist, in, residence
Organized By: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) / Office: Japan Image Council
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2015

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Event Description

Now accepting applications!

Deadline approaching! September 10th, 2015


This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho), is an artist in residence program that provides three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. It aims to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture.

Target field:   Animation production

Number of applicants accepted:   3

Residency Period:   January 7th - March 17th, 2016

Support provided:

  • Travel expenses
  • Living allowance
  • Travel insurance
  • Rental accommodation (including workspace)
  • Expert assistance
  • Opportunity to present work done during residency
  • Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

Program summary / Participants will:

  • Give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.
  • Visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
  • Begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.

Conditions of participation / Applicants must:

  • Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
  • Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event where works from countries other than their own were also screened/featured.
  • Be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of September 10th, 2015.
  • Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
  • Be in good health.
  • Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).

Application procedure:  see

Contact: Japan Image Council (Email:

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