[NEW!] Now, we are accepting applications for KAIR2023!
The deadline is Feb 28, 2023.

[NEW!] KAIR2022 has finished successfully! We are thankful for wonderful artists who participate KAIR2022 - Luz Peuscovich, Ewa Wesolowska, and Jaime Humphreys and everyone supported KAIR2022 program.

[!] We are not taking applications for Bed & Studio program until further notice.

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The Kamiyama Artist in Residence (KAIR) Program is an independent project organized by volunteers who share the desire to develop art and culture in the town of Kamiyama. The program was established in 1999 to provide selected artists with the opportunity to experience Japanese small-town life while working together with local people on artistic projects. Every year for two months from September to November, three to five artists are invited to Kamiyama. Participating artists also hold an exhibition in the end of their stay, workshops at local schools, participate in cultural events, and hold open studio days.

We have "Bed & Studio" program as independent self-funding Artist in Residence program. Aside from the September-November period when the space is used for the Artist in Residence program, the studio space and housing is available for rent.