Creative Residency In Arita


The programme has come into being since June 2016 with the grateful support of The Mondriaan Fund, The Creative Industries Fund of the Netherlands which was initiated by the 2016 / Project based on The Creative Industries Agreement between The Kingdom of The Netherlands and Saga Prefecture as entered into from 2013. Saga Prefecture has welcomed four artists and four designers in Arita Town between June 2016 and August 2017. By bringing in artists and designers from overseas and offering them the freedom to explore and push their creative capabilities, We will create a platform in Saga Prefecture that acts as a focal point around which international creative talent will gather, in turn establishing Arita at the heart of a region synonymous with ceramic heritage yet still confidently placed at the forefront of global art and design. Arita is receiving artists and designers from Holland continuously in 2018, at the same time also the program will be open to receive more artists and designers from other countries next year.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

The organizer is Saga Prefecture International Division and our residency is based at Saga Ceramic Research Laboratory in Arita. The laboratory was established in 1992

as the Center for Traditional and Creative Technology, Open to the Local Community

For the advancement of the regional ceramics industry.

Since then the Saga Ceramics Research Laboratory aims to become the center for traditional and creative support for the local community by providing support in the following areas: research and development, technical support, commercial support, and human resource development. In 2016, with the support of Saga Prefecture International Division, it acts as the base for the residency programme.

Organisation founded in: 2016
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): We do not have any grand available yet from our organization.
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Fukuoka Airport / Saga Airport
Nearest Train Station: Arita Station
How to reach by train: In JR Train?: ?Please use getting off at Sasebo Line Arita Station,the taxi.(a 30-minute walk)In MR Train : ?Getting off at Midaibashi Station,a 10-minute walk
How to reach by car: It is around ten minutes from the Nishi Kyushu Expressway Arita,Hasami interchange
Street & Number: 3037-7,Hei Kuromuta,Aritacho Nishimatsuuragun,Saga
Postal Code: 840-0826
City: Saga
Country long: Japan
3037-7,Hei Kuromuta,Aritacho Nishimatsuuragun,Saga
Saga 840-0826 JPN
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