Connecting with AiR in Japan

Connecting with AiR in Japan

AiR Platform NL is invited by Kamiyama AiR to attend a symposium about artist-in-residence programs 2 & 3 September in Tokushima in Japan.

This annual symposium is held by the Union of Kansai region (local governements of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama, Tottori, Hyogo, Tokushima) to inform Japanese artists and governements about the opportunities international AiR programs can offer to enhance more cultural exchange in the region. By sharing information and experiences on projects from different areas the Union of Kansai aims to enhance the quality of these programs. With the aim to generate a professional cultural network of international AiR programs stimulating contemporary culture in Kansai.

During the symposium Heidi Vogels will present TransArtists and the Dutch network for artist-in-residence organisations; AiR Platform NL. She will visit several AiR programs in the region including a trip to Sapporo AiR. With this visit TransArtists' follows up to a long connection with the Japanese AiR field, and gladly informs artists and organizers about working in Japan upon return. An online report of the visit will be published in September.

For more info contact h.vogels@dutchculture.nl