Bed and Studio
Kamiyama started its Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR) program in 1999. Every autumn, three artists are sponsored to come and stay in the town to create art and interact with the local people for approximately five weeks. Over the years, participating artists have created a huge legacy of work in Kamiyama.
Thanks to the growing popularity of our artist in residence program, we have experienced a real influx of people who approach us looking to spend time in Kamiyama working on their art projects, either through the KAIR program or independent of it. It is from this phenomenon that we have created the new “Bed and Studio” service as a way to help people coordinate their own art-making sojourns to Kamiyama. For details on available spaces, see Accommodation and Studio Spaces.
There is still plenty of old Japan left in Kamiyama.
According to past KAIR participants, the most attractive element of the program is the interaction with the local people.
→ Reflecting on KAIR
Take a look at our yellow pages for more information on Kamiyama’s natural environment, public services, history, and culture.
→ Kamiyama Yellow Pages
We can help arrange ideal accommodation and studio space for your group or individual needs based on length of time, theme, or other factors. This service is offered free of charge as part of our NPO activities. For more information about the Bed & Studio service, please take a look at the available accommodation and studio spaces and then contact us with your questions.