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.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation: 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.
Organisation founded in: 2016
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: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Train Station: Leicester station.
How to reach by train: Approximately an hour and 10 minutes from St.Pancras station in London. 12 minutes walk from Leicester station.
Street & Number: 2 Brougham Street.
Postal Code: LE1 2BA
City: Leicester
Country long: United-Kingdom
2 Brougham Street.
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