There are two AIR programs; “Residence Support Program” and “Residence Fellowship Program”.
As for “Support Program”, we usually call for applications during the summer and the program runs from January to March.
The period of “Fellowship Program” changes every year. Please feel free to contact us for further information on how to apply.
Akiyoshidai International Art Village, designed by the architect, Arata Isozaki, was founded in 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for artists in residence as well as for a variety of art forms and cultural activities. AIAV’s main hall has a capacity of approximately 300 and its residence hall can house 100, and the village also features a restaurant, seminar room, studios, gallery, and cafe.
AIAV is located far away from the noise of everyday city life and is surrounded by natural resources. Isozaki himself referred to it as an “archipelago”, (an expanse of water with many scattered islands), and it consists of many different facilities. The term “village” suggests that AIAV is not a one monolithic structure but rather a collective of small neighboring buildings reminiscent of a traditional Japanese village.
- Part of a Governmental Institution
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media
- Education Programmes
- Private accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Small hand and power tools available
- Exhibition space
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Woodworking tools
- Technical assistance
- Public talk
- Open Studios