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Artist residency in Sapporo (Japan)

Category: International


A thank you to all the artists who have participated in our call for an artist residency at S-AIR Sapporo. We received 75 applications and already saw many really interesting projects. Now comes the hard part of deliberation. We will publish the results on August 19.




S-AIR in association with Curators' Network is offering a fully funded 3 months residency opportunity in Sapporo, Japan, from October to December 2015.

The call is free of charge. It opens for submissions on Thursay 2nd of July and closes on July 27, 2015,  midnight, Madrid, CEST timezone.

You can apply through this LINK

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to communicate with Japanese artists and the local community, to learn about Japan and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists. The selected artist will be expected to produce new works and will be encouraged to experiment in his/her own field.


About S-AIR

S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, to run an artist-in-residence programme in Sapporo, Japan. Since it was approved to be a non-profit organisation in 2004, S-AIR started a 10-year collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, S-AIR has moved its office to central Sapporo, and so far has hosted 84 artists in total from 34 countries over the period of 16 years (as of March 2015).

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