40 days
Paid by host 
  • Performance fee: 200,000 yen (after tax) for the whole period (the sum will be divided and paid in cash at the beginning and at the end of the period). *Per person in case of a group
  • Transportation cost: up to 100,000 yen for two-way air ticket from your nearest airport to Kansai International Airport (will be paid based on the ticket provided).
  • Meal: Breakfast and dinner will be provided in buffet style. Other meals shall be individually prepared by the artist. (if the artists is not satisfied with the meals provided he/she should cook by himself/herself).
  • Accommodation (facility with natural surroundings designated by the Organizer) *rooms for 2-3 people
  • Support staff
  • Traveler’s insurance
Paid by artist 

Travelling cost inside the island for artist's own needs and lunch expenses.

Application guidelines 

*Video uploaded online (YouTube, Vimeo etc.) Alternatively, please send your video via filesharing service such as WeTransfer. Please DO NOT send as an attachment to an email.
*One facial photo and 3~5 performance photos (must be 1 MB or more). Please also send via filesharing service.
*Please note that artists who fail to attach the link with video in their applications will not be eligible for selection.

Please send the required documents by email to, or by post to the following address: 4F, Business Development Department, Pasona Group Inc.
2-6-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-8228. 


Awaji Art Circus Executive Committee

Awaji Art Circus Executive Committee

Awaji Art Circus 2017


Based in Awaji Island, Awaji Art Circus (AAC) has three distinct missions:

  • To develop art and culture on Awaji island and to create a chance for Japanese people to get to know international art of different genres.
  • One is to bring about increase in population flow and local economic consumption leading to regional vitalization whilst utilizing local resources.
  • The other is to let the world know the appeals of Awaji Island and more broadly Japan. AAC aims to become a new local tourism attraction and attract people from within and outside of Awaji Island.

Awaji Art Circus (AAC) is an international performing arts festival held annually since 2015 which is based in Awaji Island, considered as the Island of Japan’s Origin. Artists gather on Awaji Island from around the world and perform for about one month at multiple venues, schools and local events on the Island, as well as enjoy the history and nature of Awaji Island, experience its traditional culture and share the appeal of Awaji Island and Japan with the world.

30 artists will be selected. The planning of the festival is as follows:

September 28, 2017 (Thu)-November 8, 2017 (Wed) - You should arrive in Kansai International Airport before Sep 27.
September 28, 2017 (Thu) ~ September 29, 2017 (Fri) : Orientation, checking locations
September 30, 2017 (Sat) ~ November 5, 2017 (Sun) : Performance period
November 6, 2017 (Mon) ~ November 7, 2017 (Tue) : Discussion, leaving preparation
(In principle, two days off per week).

  • Perform:

-Five days a week for AAC.
-Around twice a week for related events
-As a standard, performance frequency will be around three times a day (excluding days off) and duration of each performance shall be 20-30 minutes (it may verify depending on the event and location environment). Exceptions may be allowed upon consideration by the organizer of AAC (hereinafter referred to as the Organizer).

  • Collaborate with local artists and school students to create joint performance to be presented at the end of the Festival.
  • Proactively participate in Japanese cultural experience programs and exchange events (once or twice a week including on days off). Artists will have an opportunity to choose a program to learn and experience Japanese performing art deeply. (Japanese dances, musical instruments koto and wadaiko etc.)
  • Write on online media such as SNS, blog etc. to let the world know the appeal of AAC/Awaji Island/Japan! (daily). This task is also very important one and the Organizer will check its completion.
Accommodation Information 

12 European rooms and 9 Japanese rooms. An European room is for 2 people and a Japanese room is for 4 people.

Studio Information 

3 rooms for training can be used for music, dance, circus etc. Kitchen as a free space for communication.


A long island located in Seto Inland Sea, south of Hyogo Prefecture. It is the largest island in Seto Inland Sea and 11th largest island in Japan.


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