English, Japanese
60 days
Paid by host:

Accommodation, travel costs, material fee, daily allowance, studio, technical assistance. For detail support, please check each residency program mentioned above.

Paid by artist:

Travel arrangements, visa and insurance.

Application guidelines:

All materials should be provided in English, including:

  1. Complete application form
  2. CV
  3. Project portfolio/documentation
  4. Some descriptions and images. You may include links to project websites and videos documenting the projects.
  5. Portrait

*Application form and guideline can be download from each residency program page.

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Sapporo Artist in Residence

Sapporo Artist in Residence


S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by the agency for cultural affairs, to run an artist-in-residence program in Hokkaido. S-AIR started a collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. They aim to invite talented domestic and foreign artists and give them the opportunity to work and stay in Sapporo for two months. During their stay a broad range of cultural exchange will take place, with local artists and students, as well as, local citizens. The residency program will focus on exchange between ICC and S-AI'' and an international art or creative organizations.

The institution runs several different residency programs for national, regional and international artists in 2014. For Japanese artists, please read the S-AIR Award; artists who come from ASEAN countires (Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos), please read here; and for international artists check their blog for updated residency opportunities.


At the end of the stay each artist will have an exhibition or presentation as a result of stay in this program, this may be a solo or group show in combination with other visiting artists. It is compulsory for the resident artist to seek opportunities to share their experience (in a form of exhibition, lecture, media publicity etc) on their return to home country (or elsewhere outside Japan) as stated above, which should be reported to S-AIR.

Accommodation Information

A rented single room with internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided).


The Sapporo residency is situated in Sapporo City in the Hokkaido Area.

Contact information

3F-A, North 6 East 2-2-10, Higashi-ku
Sapporo, 33

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