The center has opened an international artist in residence program for artists working in visual arts, mixed media and digital arts. The program aims at fostering young artists and promoting art and culture.
Kashima 2021 Beppu Artist in Residence is a residence programme that Beppu Project has held in Beppu, Japan since 2008. In Japanese, ‘Kashima’ refers to the name of the place of your stay in order to heal your body and soul in a bath and spa. One of the aims of this residence programme is to promote and develop creations, in connection with local community and the artists.
Beppu Project are calling for collaboration projects in which domestic artists and foreign artists cooperate online. During the continuous influence of COVID-19, it is time to reach for expressions and creations that can be done with this circumstance. Any genres will be welcome.
Three pairs of two people will be selected – with each pair consisting of a domestic (Japanese nationality and residence) artist who stays in Beppu during the programme and a foreign (non-Japanese nationality and residing outside Japan) artist collaborating online. Pairs must submit a project proposal for the residency.
The residency will run for 30 days from 11 January – 14 February 2022. Alongside support for the domestic artist’s travel and accommodation.
The residency will involve a public component, which must include an exhibition/performance of new art work, a workshop with Beppu citizens or a talk series.
Accommodation and work studio will be either a house or apartments within Beppu chosen by BEPPU PROJECT; may need to share toilet(s) and the kitchen with other artists. It is also possible that one may need to use the public baths close to one’s accommodation.
Beppu city, Kyushu island in the South of Japan. Pictures of the city can be found here.