Creator Residency at AiR 3331

Creator Residency at AiR 3331

Applications are now open for artists, curators and researchers seeking residency in Tokyo between September 2, 2019 to May 31, 2020. Centrally located in Tokyo (Kanda/Akihabara area), AIR 3331 is a convenient base between sites of tradition and the ultra-modern. In the private studio inside the repurposed school building that is 3331, or the shared studio in the nearby used book district, participants have the opportunity to expand their network and carry out self-lead projects in all creative fields. In support, the goals and methods of each participant are considered by 3331 support staff, who are experienced in running diverse art and community-driven initiatives as an independent arts center. They are approachable for production advice, basic language assistance, sharing knowledge of the local art scene and more.

3331 welcomes individual and group applications from artistic creators, curators, and those with specific research goals. There are no restrictions on the method of expression, but they do ask the following at the time of application:

  • AIR 3331 is a self-funded residency. Applicants (individuals or organizations) must cover the costs of facilities, travel and living expenses, as well as production costs. 3331 cannot provide grants or scholarships.
  • Japanese is not a requirement. However, a conversational level of English will help. Coordinators can offer basic support in either English or Japanese.
  • They seek participants with clear project goals, including a schedule for the completion of the proposal, keeping in mind the larger context of 3331 and the community (Tokyo's Chiyoda City in particular). Participants should take full responsibility for the overall planning and results of their project.
  • Participants must abide by Japanese national law when engaging in activities.

To apply please submit the following, before 5th August:

  • Application form
  • Recent CV
  • Portfolio (at least 5 images, video, audio, essay or web links as relevant)
  • Supporting materials to describe your residency project, as applicable (example: sample schedules, images/videos, web links, etc.)

Note: Applicants must be able to cover the costs of the program fee, travel, production costs and living expenses.