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Research Residency Program 2020

"Research Residency Program" gives opportunities to conduct research on arts and culture in the city of Tokyo, targeting both international and local creators in the field of visual art, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation.


Residency Period: 6 to 12 weeks within either of the following residency period   
① From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2020   
② From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2021  
Number of Creators: 10 (tentative)   
Disciplines: Visual art, design, architecture, music, sound art, performing art and curation   
What TOKAS Residency offers: Living space (single room)   
Studio/workspace: None


Research Residency Program 2020    
- Application

*You may apply for more than two residency programs at the same time.  
(Please check "Eligibility" in each outline).  
Please fill in each of application forms and send them together.

*For Japanese applicants >> go to our website in Japanese

Application Deadline

Deadline for application (documents): June 28 (Fri), 2019, 18:00 (JST)
Deadline for application (materials): July 5 (Fri), 2019, 18:00 (JST)

How to apply

Download the "Outline" and "Application Package" above and send all materials to TOKAS Residency.


Q1. I have participated in the Residency program before. Can I apply for these residency programs again?
A. You can. However, if you have participated in the International Creator Residency Program or Local Creator Residency Program before, you cannot apply for the same program again. 

Residence Facilities

Q2. What sorts of facilities do you offer to the successful candidates?
A. Please read through Section "Residence Facilities" on the Application Outline. 

Applying as a Duo

Q3. Can we apply together in one single application since we are working as a duo?
A. Please fill in the Application Forms separately and send the forms together. However, please note that Section "Artist Statement, Purpose of your residency and Activity Plan"- 2) and 3) of the Application Form should be the same.

Q4. Do you accept letters of recommendation provided as a duo? Or should we submit 2 individual letters each?
A. We accept letters of recommendation provided for a duo. 

Other questions

Q5. Is it possible to travel around Japan for my artwork and research, or am I restricted to remain in Tokyo?
A. Artists participating in the program are expected to focus on their new works during the residency period. If you need to stay outside our residency for your work or research, you have to consult in advance.

Q6. Do I have to fund myself for additional accommodation and travel expenses elsewhere in Japan, or is there any help?
A. We will not provide any financial support for additional accommodation and travel expenses elsewhere in Japan.

Q7. I applied for all of the residency periods. Would it be possible to choose the period by myself if I were selected?
A. You are not able to choose a residency period. We will choose and make the decision.

Q8. Can I bring my family/ partner with me?
A. No. We offer accommodations only for the participating creators.


*For inquiries which are not listed in the FAQ part above, please contact us by e-mail by June 6 (Thu), 2019.
We will update the FAQ on this website after June 13 (Thu), 2019. 
Please note that in principle, we cannot answer each inquiry individually.