Seto City Cultural Promotion Foundation

Name of Residency: SETO International Ceramics and Glass Arts Exchange Program

Seto City in Aichi prefecture is located near Nagoya city (30min. by train) and has a more than a thousand years of history of ceramic making. Today, following this tradition and history, many artists here will engage in ceramic and glass arts making. Residence Artists will find inspiration on the local ambience.

We had run “Artist-in-Residence in Seto” from 2000 to 2005 and it was intended to share our ceramic tradition with artists throughout the world.

After that we restarted “SETO International Ceramic & Glass Arts Exchange Program”in the new style in 2006. We have invited 67 ceramic and glass artists from 27 countries so far.

During this residency program, residence, studio and material budget will be given to artists, and they will share information by conducting slide lectures and workshops for citizens.

The artists will donate some of the works made in Seto City to Seto City Art Museum and they will be exhibited and become part of the permanent collection.

We have Twitter accounts of Seto City Art Museum (@setocitymuseum) and Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center (@SCGAC). They are involved in the Program. Please follow them for the latest information.


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Residency Programme since: 2000
Description of Organisation:

Established since April 1st, 1992

Foundation History:

Seto City Buried Cultural Properties investigation Center was established in 1992 for conducting investigation and research of buried cultural properties, conservation and good use of finds and the ideas of protection of cultural properties in and around Seto City.

With the passage of time, in the wake of diversification of cultural activities and a need for culture, in order to expand the undertakings for contribution to regional culture, the Buried Cultural Properties investigation Center was renamed Seto Cultural Promotion Foundation in 2005.

Organisation founded in: 1992
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Ceramics
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Application process: Open call
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Other
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Production costs
  • Other
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • Exhibition
  • Public talk
  • Workshop
  • Donation of artwork
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe/restaurant
If other, please specify: The program will bear economy class airfare of your round-trip from the airport closest to your residence to the Chubu Centrair International Airport(Nagoya). upper limit from abroad 200,000yen.
Selection process: N/A
Setting: N/A
Nearest Airport: Chubu Centrair International Airport
Nearest Train Station: Owariseto station
How to reach by plane: Get off at Chubu Centrair International Airport. Take the Meikyu Bus to Seto-Eki-Mae (Meikyu-Bus HP: Walk from Seto-Eki-Mae (Owari-Seto Station) about 15 min to the south.
How to reach by train: From Nagoya Station: Take the JR Line to Sakae Station. Walk to Sakae-Machi Station. Transfer the Meitetsu-Seto Line bound for Owari-Seto Station. Walk from Owari-Seto Station about 15 min to the south.,orTake the JR Line to Ozone Station. Transter the Meitetsu-Seto Line bound for Owari-Seto Station. Walk from Owari-Seto Station about about 15 min to the south.
Street & Number: 113-3 Nishiibara,
Postal Code: 489-0884
City: Seto,Aichi
Country long: Japan