Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS)

Name of Residency: Tokyo Arts and Space Residency (TOKAS Residency)

TOKAS AIR program provides creators with periods of residence at TOKAS Residency to engage in creation of works or research activities. It also conducts a program of bilateral exchange with its affiliated overseas organizations, under which TOKAS sends Japanese artists on overseas residencies and receives foreign artists sent by these organizations.
Furthermore, TOKAS promotes exchange between the artists in residence and between the artists and people involved in its residency programs, etc., through meetings and the OPEN STUDIO program designed to introduce creative activities of the artists in residence.
In these ways, TOKAS strives to be a hub where a diverse range of artists and creators can meet and engage in creative communication.

Residency Programme since: 2006
Description of Organisation: Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) is an arts center dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary artistic expression from Tokyo, and supports a wide spectrum of artistic activities including crossover and experimental projects. Established in 2001 as Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS), an initiative for the support and nurturing of young artists, it was renamed Tokyo Arts and Space in 2017.
With its mission to provide ongoing support for emerging and mid-career artists, promote creative international cultural exchange and offer support for cutting-edge and experimental creative projects, TOKAS is implementing a variety of programs including presenting works by young creators, themed exhibitions, performances and open call contests, as well as operating artists-in-residence programs for international and local creators in Japan working in a variety of fields.
Organisation founded in: 2001
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Governmental Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Japanese
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Promotional services
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • 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:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: open studio
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Haneda Airport, Narita Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Kikukawa Station, Morishita Station
    How to reach by train: -9 minutes walk from Kikukawa Station, Exit A1 (Toei Subway Shinjuku Line)-11 minutes walk from Morishita Station, Exit A5 (Toei Subway Shinjuku or Oedo Line)-15 minutes walk from Ryogoku Station, (East Exit, JR Sobu Line/ Exit A5, Toei Subway Oedo Li
    Street & Number: 1F, 2-14-7 Tatekawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
    Postal Code: 130-0023
    City: Tokyo
    Country long: Japan
    1F, 2-14-7 Tatekawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
    Tokyo 130-0023 Japan
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