Visual artists are invited to apply to the Youkobo residence program for the period June 2014 to March 2015. Priority will be given to applications for residencies of two months or longer which present dynamic but well-considered proposals realizable at Youkobo.
Based in Tokyo with over 10 years of experience of hosting international artists, Youkobo has developed a unique residence program focused on supporting the creative activities of artists. While conveniently located in the west of Tokyo to allow easy access to the center, the Youkobo facility is set within a residential area which provides an environment conducive to work in the studio.
With two accommodation spaces/studios for residence artists and a gallery for artists based in Japan, Youkobo has become a vital platform for exchange between artists of many different backgrounds and genres, while at the same time providing opportunities for engagement with the local community and wider art scene through an extensive domestic and international network.
The role of the artist is at the centre of Youkobo’s activities and, by creating a friendly and supportive atmosphere, it aims to give participating artists an enriching experience in the realization of their projects/research in Japan.
Youkobo is involved in the organization of a number of programs strongly rooted in the area, such as the open-air art exhibition “Trolls in the Park” which takes place annually in November, and monthly art workshops for children taking place in local schools. Proposals which give consideration to these programs are also welcome.
For further information about the program and a downloadable application form, please visit the following site: http://www.youkobo.co.jp/en/application/
DEADLINE: Sunday, June 30, 2013