We have been developing the art festival and art programs at Odate city in Akita prefecture every year since 2007, such as in vacant store of shopping district and in natural rich suburbs.

Many of the artists for the art festival will stay in the city every year, also we have conducted long-term residency program from 2012 to 2014.

In Akita prefecture, there are delicious food, Japanese sake, rich nature and a lot of hot springs. They rooted in people??s lives as of course, unique culture that is inherited from the old days remains.

We welcome such an artist, a curator, a reseacher and a student, also accept short-term stay. Please feel free to contact us.

Residency Programme since: 2006
Organisation founded in: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Postal application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Odate Noshiro Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Odate Station, Higashi-Odate Station
    How to reach by plane: 1h by BUS from Odate-Noshiro AirportTake Airport Limousine. Get off at ??Suehiro cho?. 3mins. by walk.
    How to reach by train: 3.5h to Shin-Aomori Station from Tokyo Station by Shinkansen2.5h by TRAIN and BUS from Shin-Aomori StationTake JR Ouu Main Line. Get off at ??Odate Station?. Take Shuhoku Bus to ??Omachi Stop?. 30 sec by walk
    How to reach by car: 8h from Tokyo to Odate by Tohoku Expressway
    Street & Number: 9, Aza Omachi
    Postal Code: 017-0841
    City: Odate city, Akita prefecture
    Country long: Japan
    9, Aza Omachi
    Odate city, Akita prefecture 017-0841 JPN
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