Artist in Residence Program for Young Animation Creators ,Tokyo Japan 2015

Application Deadline: September 10 2014

When: January 7th and March 17th 2015

The Artist in residence program  organised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho / Government of Japan), is an artist in residence program which aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture.

The Artist in Residence Programme:

  • Education/Training:

    Participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.

  • Visits/Exchange Events:

    participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.

  • Creation of a new work:

    participants will begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
  • Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event, where works from countries other than your own are also screened/featured.
  • Be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of September 10th 2014.
  • Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
  • Be in good health.
  • Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using



  • Travel expenses
  • Living allowance
  • Travel insurance
  • Rental accommodation (including workspace)
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Expert assistance
  • Opportunity to present work done during residency
  • Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

How to Apply:

Fill out the Application Form

For More Information:

Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2015
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo, JAPAN
Email: [email protected]
Visit the Official Webpage of the Japan Image Council



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