Name of Residency: SAIKONEON

Artist-in-residence SAIKO NEON was established in April 2019, aiming to provide a space for research, creation and exchange of knowledge for various artists and designers of various boundaries.
The residency program is accepting applications throughout the year. For the first year this year, our residency staffs and the partner gallery staffs will be selecting artists who can create and express exciting works, as well as artists with works that provoke our curiosity about their unique personality.
Through our residency program, we are aiming for artists to share their works and expressions to the world, and to make our residency a meeting place that stimulates the creative process of artists.
We would like to meet artists who can collaborate with us across regions and across countries shortly as well. We aim to be such a place where people say, “Something interesting happens if we are involved in this residency”.

Residency Programme since: 2019
Description of Organisation:

SAIKO NEON is located less than two hours away from Tokyo under the magnificent natural environment of Mount Fuji, with a facility on the shores of Lake Saiko in Yamanashi Prefecture. We also have a partnership with upcoming creative space, “Gallery Tsukigime” located in Ikejiri-Ohashi, near Nakameguro and Daikanyama areas, one of Tokyo’s cultural hubs.

Organisation founded in: 2019
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Japanese
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Film-making
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Promotional services
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Other
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Artists can use affiliated gallery in Tokyo for exhibition or workshop.
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 185400yen
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Housing
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    • Other
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Narita or Haneda nearby Tokyo
    Nearest Train Station: Kawaguchiko station
    Street & Number: 2234 Saiko, Minamitsuru Gun Fujikawaguchiko Mac
    Postal Code: 4010332
    City: Yamanashi-Ken
    Country long: Japan
    2234 Saiko, Minamitsuru Gun Fujikawaguchiko Mac
    Yamanashi-Ken 4010332 JP JPN
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