Art Center Ongoing / Ongoing AIR


Ongoing AIR is a residency program launched by Art Center Ongoing in April, 2013.

Domestic / overseas artists and curators are all welcome to join the 2-month residency program where the Art Center offers an accommodation and an exhibition opportunity at Art Center Ongoing.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

Art Center Ongoing was founded in 2008 by Nozomu Ogawa. Ogawa and his artists friends reformed an old ordinary house into an art center which has a main gallery on 2nd floor and a relaxing nice cafe on 1st floor.

– Artists Network –

The greatest attraction of Art Center Ongoing is its large artists network.

Since its establishment, Ongoing has grown to be one of the most successful Tokyo art spots where active on-going artists in their 20s and 30s always get together and exchange their views seeking for new expressions of art.

Hanging out with the Ongoing artists with beer must be the best shortcut to know what?s going on in Tokyo contemporary art world.

– Location –

Art Center Ongoing and the residency accommodation are both located in Kichijoji, one of the most popular cities in Tokyo. Because of its deep culture and rich nature, many artists, writers and various genres of creators are attracted to this area.

Easy access to heart of Tokyo is another good point of Kichijoji. It only takes 20 minutes to Shibuya and Shinjuku by train.

Organisation founded in: 2008
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Art Center Ongoing does not provide any grants or stipends, but we are more than happy to write a confirmation letter for you if it is needed for your grants application.
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe/restaurant
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Haneda Airport (Tokyo)
Nearest Train Station: Kichijoji Station (Tokyo, Chuo / Inokashira Line)
How to reach by train: – From Tokyo or Shinjuku -You don?t need to change trains if you come from Tokyo main station or Shinjuku!You only need to take the Chuo Line (with an orange line) and get off at Kichijoji station.- From Shibuya -Again, you need only 1 train.I
Street & Number: 1-8-7 Kichijoji Higashi-cho
Postal Code: 180-0002
City: Musashino City, Tokyo
Country long: Japan
1-8-7 Kichijoji Higashi-cho
Musashino City, Tokyo 180-0002 JPN
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