StudionAme currently run 2 different residency programmes. One is the Toru Namekawa residency which is usually 1-2 awards per annum, open to Leicester based artists. The residencies come with a stipend of around ?Ð600 a studio for 3 months and a solo show at Studionames Gajiko project space. We also supply critical support and a marketing budget.
The second residency is the international exchange progamme, comprising 2 awards per annum, open to Leicester related artists/researchers (depends on year) for Japanese organisations, open to artists in Japan to come to Leicester.
Artists apply in Japan and shortlisted by our partners before we make the final selection . Recipients receive accommodation, a studio with us, access to Demontfort University Faculty of Arts facilities, a stipend, solo show and depending on the organisation, return flights. Artists are expected to provide 2 artist talks for students at DMU and for public at the Attenborough Arts Centre.
StudionAme is a Leicester based company founded by Yuka Namekawa
and Steven Allbutt in 2016.
StudionAme has more than 30 artists in various categories, Fine artists, designer, jewelry makeras, special effect artist, glass blower, etc. Collaborating with LCB Depot (Leicester creative business depot), DMU (De montfort University) and AAC (Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester), we offer time and space for artists to engage with a new location, share their culture and practice with local artists and makers, while making new work or full-filling ongoing projects. Studioname provides support and advice throughout to help push artists boundaries to enhance their practice.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art