Japanese, English
4 or 8 weeks
Paid by host 

Water, gas, internet access and all other regular expenses associated to the facilities.

Paid by artist 

A fee of 80,000 yen including usage of the facilities for 4 weeks (74,074 yen + 8% current value-added tax). A 10,000 yen deposit will be required upon acceptance.
Artists will also pay for their own food, transportation, materials and any other expenses.

Application guidelines 

Please send a resume, portfolio and an artist statement. The residence slots for 2016 and 2017 can be found here.



Studio Kura Artist in Residence Program

Studio Kura Artist in Residence Program


Studio Kura art company with three purposes: organizing exhibitions, events and residencies; teaching art to people of all ages; and producing art. The company is run by founder Hirofumi Matsuzaki. The small artist-run residence program is located in a rural environment just 45 minutes away from one of the largest Japanese cities. The host wish that the resident artist will enjoy engaging with the unique community and environment.

Accommodation Information 

Accomodation for up to 6 artists at a time in two houses. Artists will have their own room, but will have to share a house. They are traditional Japanese houses, so most rooms are equipped with futon for sleeping.

Studio Information 

4 different private studios for residence artists to use.

Technical Information 

A wireless internet connection is provided except at the residence house. Power outlets are Japanese 100 V, 60 Hz, and the plug has the same shape as in the USA. A laser cutter, a 3D printer and a Shapeoko CNC cutter are also available for request.


A beautiful rural area. You can walk from the studio to the mountain, to the sea or to the rice fields. Enough restaurants and stores for daily needs at bicycle distance. A 15 minutes walk to the nearest train station.

Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka-ken
Nijōmasue, 586
0081 92-325-1773

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