“AIR 3331” is an AIR (Artist in Residence) program established by 3331 Arts Chiyoda – an artist-run center based in a repurposed school, whose former classrooms house 4 floors of exhibition space, independent galleries, workshop facilities and more. With various programs and a diverse influx of visitors to connect with, 3331 Arts Chiyoda is well situated as a base for creative practitioners from around the world.
Providing an intensive period of stay and production, the AIR 3331 program has been host to artists, curators and researchers who act as “magnets”, interlinking their respective localities through art. The program aims to facilitate discovery and the mutual exchange of diverse values at a local level, inspired by the unique culture, history and stories of the immediate community. The program maintains flexibility in accommodating participants from Japan and overseas who work in a diverse range of genres, including visual and media art, design, performing arts, music and architecture.
Duration of residency
The open call consists of two different plans that cater to each participant’s project goals: A “full-term plan” of between one and three months suited to those wishing to carry out a full-length project, intensive research or create new work for exhibition, and a “short-term plan” of less than one month for those seeking concentrated studio time or the challenge of holding an exhibition or event in Tokyo.
Private rooms and shared common area.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
“AIR 3331 Open Call” is an open application residence program that accommodates domestic and international artists and creators. Welcoming the participation of individual and group initiatives in fields such as art, design, performance and fashion, to date* over 160 artists from Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Europe and other nationalities have joined 3331 to undertake projects, carry out research, and produce new work that has led to the realization of numerous exhibitions, workshops, and events. In support, residence coordinators are on hand to facilitate the realization of artists’ activities during their stay. From production advice or interpretation for workshops and events to sharing knowledge of the Tokyo art scene, 3331 Arts Chiyoda’s administrative staff members are always approachable.
Studio / Workspace
AIR 3331 offers a private studio plan with a workspace located inside 3331 Arts Chiyoda, as well as a shared studio plan with a studio space conveniently situated in the same building as the living quarters. In addition, the program offers a large room & workspace plan that is ideal for researchers and those focused on photography, digital media, or concentrated projects.
Fees and support
AIR 3331 Open Call is a self-funded program. Prices range between 200,000 – 370,000 JPY depending on the season and preferred plan.
Expectations towards the artist
Participants are free to hold up to one event, which may be an exhibition, workshop, artist talk, lecture, or other form proposed by the participant. However, it is not required for the participant to hold an event.