Open Call for Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio

Open Call for Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio

Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio is an artist in residence program and facility that opened as a project of Sapporo City in the context of the Sapporo International Art Festival in summer 2014. Surrounded by rich nature and a quiet environment, the building hosts 13 studio apartments, an exhibition space and common studios accessible to the community. It also functions as a resting place for all the visitors of the park. In addition, the atrium lounge on the ground floor is constructed as a communal area, where local people can drop in freely, to generate conversations between artists participating in the program on a daily basis as well as through various events, artist presentations and public projects.

Currently they have 3 open calls:

UCCN Program (Background Limitation)

Number of artists: 2 (people or groups). This program is directed to the UNESCO Media Arts Cities and limited to the artists who are either born, live or work in any of the following 13 cities: Dakar (Senegal), Enghien-les-Bains (France), Gwangju (South Korea), Linz (Austria), Lyon (France), Tel Avib-Yafo (Israel), York (UK), Austin (USA), Braga (Portugal), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (Mexico), Kosice (Slovakia) and Toronto (Canada).

By the end of the residency program, artists will provide a final presentation (in any format) of the research they conducted over the 60-day residency period.

Exhibition Program

Number of artists: 1 (people or groups). All nationality except Japanese and residence of artists must be outside of Japan. (Foreign artists living in Japan and Japanese artists living abroad are not applicable ).

Create an exhibition presenting the research they conducted over the 60-day residency period.

Artist-in-School program

Number of artists: 1 (person or a group). All nationality except Japanese and residence of artists must be outside of Japan. (Foreign artists living in Japan and Japanese artists living abroad are not applicable ).

Participate in the Artist-in-School program operating within Japanese elementary schools. Participants are required to use a classroom as a studio for 2 weeks to create a project. By the end of the residency program, artists will provide a final presentation (in any format).

Applicants must:

  • have experiences in the field of visual arts.
  • be at least 18 years old when starting the residency (students are not eligible).
  • understand the aim of the residency program and present their results in the final week of the program.
  • be able to participate in events and activities organized at Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio.
  • be responsible for producing work, exhibiting and taking down the exhibition on their own and dis cussing with coordinators and the director of Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio.
  • be able to attend the opening event and the final presentation
  • be able to follow the regulations of the facility. 
  • be able to speak and understand either English or Japanese.

Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio will provide:

  • an invitation letter.
  • studio rent and heating expenses.
  • travel cost (actual fee of 1 return trip from the place of activity to Sapporo, maximum 150,000 yen).
  • living expenses (for food, life and research fee) 300,000 yen.
  • materials fee (for final presentation and etc) maximum 100,000 yen.
  • arrangement of translation volunteers, coordination with institutions and organizations. 

 Please choose and complete the following online application forms, with deadline 21st October 2018:

Please upload personal ID, portfolio, etc. After sending the online application form, applicants will receive an automatic response indicating reception of the online forms. If you do not receive it, please contact the organizers.