These programs offer creators a period of residence at TOKAS Residency or at affiliated overseas residency programs to engage in the creation of works or research. During their residencies, programs open to the public such as the OPEN STUDIO provide opportunities for the creators to present their works. The contents of support provided during the residency periods differ depending on the program.
Offered in this program are opportunities for accomplished creators from abroad to engage in new creative activities. For a residency period of about three months, we provide support for creation of works or conducting research.
|Contents of support||Airfare, living expenses, fee for creative work/project, living space (single room), shared studio space
|Residency periods||3-month periods in May to July / September to November / January to March
A two-way exchange program is conducted in affiliation with overseas art spaces and residency organizations, with each sending Japanese creators abroad and receiving overseas creators.
|Contents of support||Japan-based creators sent abroad: Airfare, living expenses, fee for creative work/project
International creators from abroad: Living space (single room), shared studio space
|Residency periods||Japan-based creators sent abroad: Differs by affiliated residency destination|
International creators from abroad: 3-month periods in May to July / September to November / January to March
|Atelier Mondial (Basel, Switzerland)
The City of Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
WIELS/Government of Flanders (Brussels, Belgium)
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (Edinburgh, Scotland)
HIAP [Helsinki International Artist Programme]/ Finnish Cultural Foundation (Helsinki, Finland)
18th Street Arts Center (Los Angeles, United States)
Centre Clark/ Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Quebec [Montreal], Canada)
Treasure Hill Artist Village/ Artist-in-Residence Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan)
Offered in this program are opportunities for local creators in Japan to dedicate themselves to the new creation and artistic activities through thematic dialogues and discussions with international creators.
|Contents of support||Living expenses, fee for creative work/project, living space (single room), shared studio space
|Residency period||3-month period in May to July
This program aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated curators in the fields of curation, art criticism, and cultural research from all over the world and to offer them opportunities to conduct research in Tokyo.
|Contents of support||Airfare, fee for research/project, living space
|Residency period||1- to 3-month periods in May to July / September to November / January to March
This program is for Japan-based emerging creators who wish to develop their careers by means of overseas activities in the future. It supports their creative activities and also provides opportunities for exchange with international curators and to receive advice from them.
|Contents of support||Living expenses, fee for creative work/project, living space, shared studio space
|Residency period||3-month periods in September to November / January to March
This is a program for creators from Japan and abroad in a variety of genres, from artists, curators and administrators to architects, designers, composers and writers, to conduct research in the arts and culture or research for their own new creative activities.
|Contents of support||Living space (single room)
|Residency periods||6 to 12 weeks in May to July / September to November / January to March (Available period differs by year)
The TOKAS Residency studio space is used for exhibiting works created and research conducted in residence and for the artists themselves to give presentations on their activities and works. Also, TOKAS activities are promoted widely to the public through programs like facility tours and introduction to affiliated overseas organizations for our Exchange Residency Program. Furthermore, we invite guest speakers to give talks and organize events to provide opportunities for sharing information and dialogue about various issues in the art world.