YUI-PORT(Niigata City Center for Creative Arts and International Youth Exchange)

In YUI – PORT´s Artist-in-Residence project, there are 2 programs “Invitation Program”and“Autonomous Activity Program”.
In each program and season, we will invite two pairs of artists etc. by open calls.

In “Invitation Program”, we support long-term residence of invited artists etc. who were selected by open calls in spring and autumn.
In “Invitation Program”, transportation expense, production cost and residing expenses will be paid within regulations.

Open call from August to September
Stay within 90 days from April to June
Open call from February to March
Stay within 90 days from September to November

In “Autonomous Activity Program”, we support short-term residential activities of emerging artists etc in summer and winter.

Open call from February to March
Stay within 30 days from July to August
Open call from August to September
Stay within 30 days from January to February

About residency
There are two “Workshop Gallery” for production and exhibition.
We will lend our tools necessary for the production in the facility for free.
Next to each Workshop Gallery, there is an “Artist Domitory” for residence.
There are kitchens, toilets, shower rooms, sofa beds, and other minimum items necessary for daily life.
During the program, we will lend “Workshop Gallery” and “Artist Domitory” for free.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation: YUI-PORT is a public facility in Niigata City, established by renovating a junior high school. It is near the central urban area of Niigata City and located in an environment facing the Sea of Japan and the pine forest. It is possible for artists etc. residing in the facility to conduct higher creative activities while being inspired by Niigata City’s natural, historical and cultural charm. Artist etc. residing in the facility will open their creative process to the public and through workshops and research, it is possible to nurture relationships with citizens and youth and lead to diverse creative developments. Also, by artists etc. residing at the same time period interacting with each other, it leads to create new area by fusing different kind of fields.
Organisation founded in: 2018
Working Languages:
  • French
  • Japanese
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Woodworking tools
Application process: Open call
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Niigata Airport
Nearest Train Station: Niigata Station
How to reach by plane: Approx. 30 min by bus from Niigata Airport. – Take the limousine bus or the regular city bus to Niigata Station. Please see below for access from Niigata Station. Please see above for access from Niigata Station.
How to reach by train: Approx. 20 min by bus from Niigata Station Take Niigata Kotsu regular city bus to “Nishiohata Sakaue Stop”, 8 mins. by walk.
Street & Number: 2-5932-7,Futaba-cho, Chuo-ku
Postal Code: 951-8102
City: Niigata City, Niigata Pref.
Country long: Japan
2-5932-7,Futaba-cho, Chuo-ku
Niigata City, Niigata Pref. 951-8102 Japan
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