▶▶▶▶The deadline to apply KAIR 2013 is on February 15, 2013.

Now, we are accpting applications for KAIR2013.

Application Guidelines [pdf]
Application Procedures [pdf]
Payment instructions

Application Form [word]
Application Form [pdf]

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PHILOSOPHY
ORGANIZER
PERIOD OF PROGRAM
NUMBER OF INVITED ARTISTS
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
HOW TO APPLY
SCREENING AND NOTIFICATION
SCHEDULE
OBLIGATION ON KAIR AND ARTIST
- Visiting Kamiyama
- Working, Exhibition, and the exchange program
- Living in Kamiyama
- Other
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

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◎ PHILOSOPHY

Creating “Global Kamiyama” is the main purpose behind the KAIR Project. Our hope is that the artists will produce works full of originality, influenced by the experience of spending time amidst the timeless nature of Kamiyama, deep in the Japanese countryside, and inspiration from interacting with the friendly local people. Through the works created by the artists as they come into contact with the tangible and intangible ‘God’s Mountain’ (the meaning of ’Kamiyama’), we hope to be able to discover what impact ‘encounters with the unknown’ has upon the artists and the community itself.

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◎ ORGANIZER

Kamiyama Artist in Residence Committee (KAIR)
A Division of Green Valley, Inc. (GVI)

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◎ PERIOD OF PROGRAM

August 23 - November 8, 2013

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◎ NUMBER OF INVITED ARTISTS

3 artists

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◎ APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply for the program, the applicant must:

a) be involved with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, land art or other art making.
b) be able to be independent and capable of working and living on one’s own.
c) be able to produce at least of one piece of art and give a presentation about the work.
d) understand the purpose of one’s participation in KAIR, and be able to be present for over 4/5 of the program in Kamiyama.
e) be able to lead community life with other artists on the program and to communicate with local people including the exchange program staff.
f) be able to speak and understand either English or Japanese daily conversation.
g) be in good health.

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◎ HOW TO APPLY

Applications are required to submit the documents listed to kair2009@in-kamiyama.jp or applytokair@gmail.com by February 15th, 2013. Applicants are also asked to write required documents in either Japanese or English.

Application Guidelines [pdf]
Application Procedures [pdf]
Payment instructions

Application Form [word]
Application Form [pdf]

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◎ SCREENING AND NOTIFICATION

The selection committee of KAIR will strictly screen all applicants. The KAIR Committee will notify applicants of screening results by the end of April 2013 by e-mail.

* The committee will not inform each applicant of any comments, reviews nor reasons concerning one’s application.

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◎ SCHEDULE

Period of stay : 23 August – 8 November
Guidance : 23 – 29 August
Open studio : 30 September
Exhibition : 28 October - 4 November
School workshop : 10 Sep. - 14 Oct.
* One or two workshops will be scheduled for each artist.
* Dates for schedules may change.

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◎ OBLIGATIONS ON KAIR AND ARTIST

Upon carrying this program out, KAIR and the participating artists agree to the following.

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1) VISITING KAMIYAMA

a) Airfare
KAIR will pay the following travel expenses:
[OVERSEAS RESIDENT] A one time round trip economy class airfare between the airport that is nearest to artist’s home and Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX) (payable up to 150,000JPY). Travel by limousine bus from KIX to Tokushima station will also be included in funds KAIR will pay. KAIR will provide ground transportation from Tokushima station to Kamiyama.
[DOMESTIC RESIDENT] One time round trip economy class airfare, railway or bus fare to Tokushima (payable up to 75,000JPY). KAIR will provide ground transportation from Tokushima airport or Tokushima station to Kamiyama.
* The Artist must pay the expense for the transportation of goods or materials.
b) Visa
The Artist must make arrangements for a visa with which they may enter Japan, if necessary. Please enquire at the Japanese Embassy in your country.

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2) WORKING, EXHIBITION (PRESENTATION) AND THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM

a) Activities
The artist must participate in the presentation and in the exchange program during the period.

b) Material allowance
The KAIR will provide actual expenses as material allowance up to 300,000JPY. If it exceeds this limit, the artist must pay the difference.

c) Studio
The KAIR will provide a studio at a school or other place for the artist.

d) Exhibition
-Each exhibition place must be decided by the exhibition director and the artist after due consultation.
-In principle, the artist should exhibit one’s work by oneself and care and maintain one’s own work by oneself during the exhibition.
-KAIR will provide materials for the presentation (panels, projector, etc)for the audience.

e) Exchange Programs
The Artist must participate in the following exchange programs.
- Open studio
- Lecture or workshop at school (both are possible)
KAIR will provide materials for the exchange programs.

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3) ABOUT LIVING IN KAMIYAMA

a) Living Allowance
KAIR will provide the living cost of 100,000JPY during the period of stay for the Artist. However, in case of late arrival to KAIR or early departure, the living allowance will be reduced in proportion.
KAIR will pay living costs such as electricity, gas, water, etc. and also provide necessary daily housekeeping items.

b) Accommodation
KAIR will provide one apartment in a ferroconcrete two-story row house approximately 60m2 (650ft2) with a kitchen, a shower, a toilet, and three tatami rooms. Artists will be responsible for their own meals.

c) Guests
If the artist would like to be accompanied by any spouse, partners, assistants or children and so on, please be sure to consult with KAIR beforehand.

d) Transportation
KAIR will provide an automobile, a motor scooter or a bicycle for the artist. KAIR will pay for gas except when the Artist goes outside of Kamiyama for personal travel.

e) Communication
KAIR will provide a computer with high-speed internet access and a personal prepaid (up to 3,000JPN.) mobile telephone for the artist.

f) Insurance
The artist will be responsible for acquiring travel insurance (for injury and sickness) for the duration of residence. KAIR will have nothing to do with insurance for the artist.

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g) OTHER
- Cooperation with Record of Activities:
KAIR takes pictures of works and makes film for the record of all activities during the period. The artist must cooperate for the record.

- About Ownership and Copyright:
All work produced by the Artist during one’s stay will become the property of KAIR. The artist reserves copyright of one’s works. KAIR reserves the right to record (photo, film, etc.) and use them for publicity. And anyone who is permitted by KAIR may use the record freely.

- Artists Record Book:
KAIR will make an artists record book, and present 50 copies of the book to the Artist.

- About Artist’s report:
The artist must submit a report about one’s experience during KAIR. This report will include thoughts and opinions about all aspects of the residency.

- Cooperation with Public Relations:
The Artist should cooperate with public relations (press conferences or other requests) within the range of possibility. However it is possible to refuse when there is fear of an invasion of the artist’s privacy or interference with the artist’s work.

-Assistance for Activities:
The KAIR has facilitators and volunteers who support the artist during the program. The artist will discuss with facilitators, volunteers, and the committee in order to determine what kind of support is needed.

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◎ ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence Committee
[Address]132 Jinryo Aza Nakadu, Kamiyama-cho, Myozai-gun,
TOKUSHIMA Prefecture Japan 771-3310
[TEL/FAX]+81-88-676-1177
[Email]kair2009@in-kamiyama.jp
applytokair@gmail.com
[URL]http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/en/art/
http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/en/art/kair/ (Kamiyama Artist in Residence)

▶▶▶▶The result will be announced on April 30th, 2013.

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  1. Thanks very much. sounds like a cool place to work..definately applying for this.
    kevo, nairobi, kenya.

    2012-01-18 16:57 | kevin irungu

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