The Residency for International Creators with Exploratory Projects invites outstanding young creators (media art, video, game, animation, manga, etc.) from overseas, providing them with a residency opportunity in Tokyo to engage with the creative culture of Japan, and encouraging international exchange by arranging opportuni- ties to interact with creators in Japan.
This year, there were 67 applications from 38 countries / regions during the recruitment period from August 29 to September 30, 2019.
Organizer: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho)
OUTLINE OF THE PROJECT
Research and creation of a new work
the participants will conduct research and create a new work during the residency and give a pres- entation of their work at the end of their stay, ei- ther as a completed work or as a work-in-progress.
Study and training
the participants will make visits to educational institutions, research facilities, studios, and com- municate with Japanese artists and experts.
Discussions with an expert
the participants will meet Japanese creators and experts in media arts regularly to discuss their works.
WHAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
round-trip airline ticket from the country of residence to Tokyo.
including travel expenses for research and creation inside Japan
Housing in Tokyo Residence
*Residents are responsible for the production expenses.
SCHEDULE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020
August 29 to September 30, 2019
Document reviews and interviews
early October to Mid November 2019
Creator in residence period
January 23 – March 23, 2020 (60 days)
Platform Designer, sPods Inc. CEO, Spirete Inc. COO, Mistletoe Inc. Producer
Artist and Professor, Tama Art University
Manga Artist and Professor, Kobe Design University
Senior Manager, Contents Development Sec. Technology Alliance Dept. Corporate Technology Strategy Div. Sony Corporation
Animation Artist and Associate Professor, Tokyo Zokei University