Language 
English, Japanese
Founded 
1989
Duration 
1-6 months -longer periods available with prior consultation
Paid by host 

Exhibition at Youkobo.

Paid by artist 
  • AIR-1: 190,000 yen/month for studio and accommodation, inclusive utility costs
  • AIR-2: 170,000 yen/month for studio and accommodation, inclusive utility costs
  • AIR-3: 200,000 yen/month for studio and accommodation, inclusive utility costs
  • Residence 3: 160,000 yen/month for accommodation only, inclusive utility costs
Application guidelines 

Please email completed application form and supporting materials to this address: info@youkobo.co.jp.

Deadline 
30/06/2018

Youkobo Art Space

Youkobo Art Space

AIR

Description 

Since establishing the AIR program in 1989, Youkobo Art Space has been host to a diverse range of activities developed by approximately 300 artists from 39 different countries. In addition, Youkobo also actively supports Japanese artists by providing a venue for presentation and opportunities to stay and work overseas. As a hub for domestic and international artists, Youkobo is a place where exchanges between people of different cultures occur naturally, leading to lasting connections between those who participate in our programs.

The facilities for stay and production are situated in a quiet, residential area of Tokyo, a locale where the participating creators will surely be able to observe the daily lives of local residents. With Metropolitan Zempukuji Park located nearby, it is an area with a rich natural environment while also conveniently located to allow access to the center. With a private living space and studio (which also functions as exhibition space) that annexes the main building, Youkobo offers a comfortable living environment for artists wishing to stay for long-term periods in order to develop self-led activities. Residencies must be for a minimum of one month and can be as long as six months. Longer periods of stay may also be possible with prior consultation.

With up to three artists/artist units staying at any one time, Youkobo is a place where one can connect with other creators working in different fields within the art world. Artists with families are also welcome to apply, but there are limitations in terms of residence spaces they can offer. Applicants wishing to participate in the AIR program are required to pay their own expenses.

Accommodation Information 

AIR-1: A comfortable Japanese-style living space with studio accessible from inside. Most suited to long-term periods of stay.
AIR-2: A spacious studio with an adjacent living space, suitable for work in the studio.
AIR-3: A western-style living space with a studio located in the adjacent building. Most suited to artists wishing to hold exhibitions.
Residence 3: Suitable for researchers, writers and artists who don’t require studio space.

Studio Information 

AIR-1: A comfortable Japanese-style living space with studio accessible from inside. Most suited to long-term periods of stay.
AIR-2: A spacious studio with an adjacent living space, suitable for work in the studio.
AIR-3: A western-style living space with a studio located in the adjacent building. Most suited to artists wishing to hold exhibitions.

Location 

Youkobo Art Space is located in a tranquil residential suburb in Suginami City, central Tokyo. It is 15 minutes by train from the Tokyo center.

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Address: 
167-0041
Tokyo
Tokyo
Zempukuji
3-2-10
Japan
Telephone 
+ 81 3 5930 5009
Fax 
+ 81 3 3399 7549

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