Connecting with AiR in Japan

Connecting with AiR in Japan

AiR Platform NL was invited by Kamiyama AiR to attend a symposium about artist-in-residence programs 2 & 3 September 2017, 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 presented DutchCulture|TransArtists and the Dutch network for artist-in-residence organisations; AiR Platform NL. Accordingly she visited several AiR programs in the region including a trip to Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, Mitsudo and Sappora. 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.

For more info contact h.vogels@dutchculture.nl

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