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Research residency in Sapporo (Japan). Deadline: July 3, 2016

S-AIR in association with Curators’ Network is offering a fully funded residency opportunity for curators in Sapporo, Japan, from August 9 – September 13, 2016 (maximum stay 30 days, minimum 20 days).

The call is free of charge. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 3, 2016, midnight, Madrid, CEST timezone.

The successful candidate is expected to research and write around the local art scene of Sapporo, to learn about Japan and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists.

  • The call is open for curators who work with all kinds of disciplines within the context of contemporary visual and fine arts. There is no age limit. Applicants should neither hold Japanese nationality nor reside in Japan, and should be able to exercise a degree of autonomy and self-reliance.
  • The call seeks especially for professionals who work with a high level of excellence, but do not yet have a consolidated international career, as one of the primary goals of Curators’ Network is to promote art-professionals who are still not well known in a larger international context.
  • Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English or Japanese, and should feel comfortable engaging in discussions in one of these two languages.
  • Applying curators should thoroughly research about S-AIR and Curators’ Network and submit a proposal demonstrating in which line(s) they would like to research whilst in Sapporo.

Dates, deadlines

Deadline: Applications should be submitted online NOT LATER THAN Sunday July 3, 2016 at Midnight [Madrid, CEST].

Selection: The resident will be chosen on the basis of the submitted applications. A shortlist will be made by a jury of the management board of Curators’ Network. The final selection will be made by the selection committee at S-AIR.

Notification: The successful candidate will be notified byWednesday, July 13, 2016.

Residency: Up to 30 days between August 9 and September 13, 2016. The applicants can propose their preferred time frame, the minimum stay is 20 days. The final dates for arrival and departure to and from Japan to be agreed between S-AIR and the resident.

Information and applications here.

Open Call for the International Creator Residency Program 2016. Deadline: October 30, 2015

Tokyo Wonder Site (TWS) launched its residency programs in 2006, cooperating with art centers and cultural institutions all over the world. Now they are calling for “International Creator Residency Program 2016”, aimed at international creators/ curators/ administrators who are willing to perform new creative activities during their programs at TWS Residency.

This program is aimed at those creators:
-who are willing to explore new creative activities
-who practice in any of the following cultural/ artistic fields: visual art, architecture, design, curation and administration.

Residency Period will be 3 months:
1) From the beginning of May, 2016 to the end of July, 2016
2) From the beginning of September, 2016 to the end of November, 2016
3) From the beginning of January, 2017 to the end of March, 2017

Number of Creators:
2 creators for each period/ 6 creators in total are to be selected.

What TWS offers:
Self-contained single room, Shared studio, Air ticket fee, Per Diem and Artist fee/ Project fee
-Air ticket fee: a Round ticket will be provided
-Living cost (Per Diem): JPY 3,750 (including tax) per day
-Artist fee / Project fee: JPY 300,000 (including tax)

How to apply:
Download the “Application Outline” and “Application Package” and send all materials to TWS Residency.
Please read “Application Outline” carefully about details.

FAQ Here

Inquiries:
Email: inter2016@tokyo-ws.org
*For inquiry which is not listed in FAQ, please contact us by e-mail byOctober 4, 2015.
We will update FAQ on TWS website after October 7, 2015.
Please note that in principle, they cannot answer each inquiry individually.

More about Tokyo Wonder Site Residency Programmme here.

写真ワークショップ Photography in all it’s Glory – Workshop by Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber. Tokyo, April 5-8, 2015

[写真ワークショップ:Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory]
ヨーロッパ・デザイン学院マドリッド校(IED Madrid) http://iedmadrid.com/
EMAHO Magazine http://www.emahomagazine.com は、カティア・ストゥーケ
http://katjastuke.de とオリバー・ジーバー http://os66.de の連続4日間の集中写真ワークショッ
プを4月5日(日)から8日(水)に東京のガーディアン・ガーデンで開催します。

The IED Madrid and EMAHO Magazine, in collaboration with Guardian Garden Gallery, launch an intensive four-day workshop with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieberwhich will take place from April 5 to 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

———-> Scroll down for English version <————

カティアとオリバーは、ヨーロッパ・デザイン学院のヨーロッパマスターコース現代写真クラスで講師を務めています。様々なリサーチやビジュアルに関する考え方だけではなく、異なる形態の出版のあり方や、現代の状況も考察しています。

http://europeanmasterphotography.iednetwork.com/portfolio/katja-stuke-and-oliver-sieber/

ワークショップでは、カティアとオリバーの作品の解説と、ANT!FOTO http://antifoto.deやANT!FOTOマニュフェストhttps://theantifotomanifesto.wordpress.comでの彼らのキュレトリアルなアプローチ方法を紹介した後、写真コンセプトの異なる見方や、写真そのものの違う捉え方、そして恊働やコラボレーションのアイデアを参加者全員とディスカッションします。ヨーロッパと日本の2つの観点から写真シーンを考え、議論します。

参加者は、それぞれカティアとオリバー(と他の参加者)に自分の作品を紹介します。一緒にコンセプトを探り議論したり、作品の見せ方や出版物として具体化する時の方法を考えます。そしてどのように写真作品を表現するのか、その可能性を探ります。最終日の夜は居酒屋で写真談義に花を咲かせましょう。

Böhm / Kobayashi http://boehmkobayashi.de は、カティア・ストゥーケとオリバー・ジーバーの2人から成るユニットで、写真家、アーティスト、キュレーター、展覧会オーガナイザー、デザイナー、アートブック編集者といった様々な顔を持ちます。彼らは自身の写真の宇宙を点々と漂っていますが、一つのアイデンティティがどこで終わり、もう一つがどこから始まっているのかを明らかにすることは常々難しい問題でした。……それにもかかわらず、アーティストそしてアートファシリテーターとしての彼らの作品や活動によって、今や非常に特殊な写真カルチャーのモデレーターとしての地位を確立しています。

フロリアン・エブナー(フォルクヴァンク美術館)

写真ワークショップ: Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory

日程:2015年4月5日(日)11:00-17:00

4月6日(月)19:10-21:30

4月7日(火)19:10-21:30

4月8日(水)19:10-21:30(合計4日間、時間は予定)

※個別の相談や、ポートフォリオレビューは、各参加者の要望に合わせて実施します。

Day 1:

11:00-13:30 カティア・ストゥーケとオリバー・ジーバーの作品を紹介します。コラボレーション、キュレーション、展覧会に関する質問を受け付けます。アート系同人誌ZINEや製本について主に話をします。

13:30–14:30 休憩(昼食)

14:30-17:00 自身の作品やWSへ参加した目的など参加者同士で自己紹介を行います。その後、ワークショップの流れと目標を説明します。

17.00-19.00キュレーターのモリッツ・ノイミュラー(Moritz Neumüller)によるポートフォリオレビューを行います。(希望者のみ)

Day 2:

日中は、参加者は写真撮影や(もしくは既にある作品イメージを選定)、印刷など、各自で作品を準備します。その間、ワークショップ講師に各自相談することも可能です。

19:10-21:30 1回目の検討とグループでの講評:各自のアプローチをプレゼンテーションし、発表された作品イメージについてグループで議論します。カティアとオリバーは、コンセプトや技術的な問題、解決方法を含めて講評します。

Day 3:

日中は、参加者は各自作品の制作を続け、各自でワークショップ講師と適宜会う機会を設けます。

19:10-21:30 2回目のグループセッション:各参加者の作品の編集や順序の配列。実現や具体化(本、ZINE、映像投影、インスタレーション、パフォーマンス、展示など)の可能性を議論します。

Day 4:

日中:作品最終調整。2回目のキュレーターのモリッツ・ノイミュラー(Moritz Neumüller)によるポートフォリオレビューを行います。(希望者のみ)

19:10–21:30 ギャラリーでそれぞれの参加者による作品のプレゼンテーション。最終講評とディスカッション。

21:30 フェアウェルパーティー

場所:ガーディアン・ガーデン http://rcc.recruit.co.jp/gg/map/index.html

参加条件:提出物 ・経歴書 ・関心のある分野についてのレター(写真の技術的な知識必須:撮影後の基本的な編集経験や映像スキルも必要)・プロジェクトポートフォリオ ・学術コーディネートチームが必要だと判断した場合、個人面談あり。

証明書:コース終了後、基準を満たした方には認定証明書を発行します。

出席:認定証明書(ディプロマ)の授与には、クラスの出席は必須です。

参加費:40,000円(€300)定員制 要申込

申込み締切日:2015年3月15日(日)

お申込み・問い合わせ: info@madrid.ied.es

  • ワークショップは全て英語で行われますが、日本語への通訳サポートも行います。

主催:IED Madrid、EMAHO Magazine

協力:ガーディアン・ガーデン

Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber

The IED Madrid and EMAHO Magazine, in collaboration with Guardian Garden Gallery, launch an intensive four-day workshop with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieberwhich will take place from April 5 to 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Katja and Olivier will look at very different forms of publications, contemporary positions as well as introduce various ideas of research and visual strategies.

After an introduction of their own work and their curatorial approach to ANT!FOTO and the ANT!FOTO Manifiesto, different aspects of photographic concepts, different thoughts to photography and ideas of cooperating and collaborating will be discussed with all participants. Views on photography from an european and japanese perspective will be examined and discussed.

In particular the participants are asked to introduce their work to Katja and Oliver (and the other workshop participants). Together they will explore and debate the concepts, develop strategies of presentation or publication of each work and will seek for possibilities how to realize these photographic works. The last evening will be filled with discussing photography during a »居酒屋が並んでいる Izakaya get-together«.

Behind ‚Böhm/Kobayashi‘ lurk the duo Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, who together cover an extensive range of personas: photographers and artists, curators and exhibition organizers, designers and art book editors. Yet as they move through their photographic cosmos, it is not always so easy to determine where one identity ends and the other begins.[…] Regardless, in their works and activities as artists and art facilitators they have long since become moderators of a very specific photographic culture.
Florian Ebner, Folkwang Museum Essen
 

Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory 

Dates: 05 – 08 April, 2015
Place:  Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo

Entry requirement: Curriculum vitae, Letter of interest – Technical knowledge in photography is mandatory; basic experience with post-production skills and a familiarity with audio-visual formats is also required. – Project Portfolio – Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team.

Certification: at the end of the course, an accredited certificate will be awarded for having completed it satisfactorily..
Attendance: class attendance is mandatory and will be necessary to obtain a diploma.
Places: Limited places.

Cost: 300 Euros / 40.000 Yen
Admission: info@madrid.ied.es


Day 1:
11:00-13:30 Introduction to the work of Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, including questions about collaborations, curating, and exhibitions. Special focus on fanzines and book-making.
13:30–14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-17:00 Introduction of the students, their work and their motivations to take the workshop. Introduction to the workshop’s dynamic and targets.
17.00-19.00 Portfolio Review with Moritz Neumüller (optional)

Day 2:
During the day, participants have time for taking images, (or selecting existing images), printing images, preparing material on their own, with the possibilities to see the workshop teachers in informal meetings.
19:10-21:30 First analysis and group critique: Individual presentations of approaches and group discussions of the presented images. Critique by Katja and Oliver including questions about concepts, technical problems and solutions.

Day 3:
During the day, participants continue working on their images and meet with the workshop teachers on an individual basis.
19:10-21:30 Second group session: Editing, sequencing of each participants works. Discussing possibilities of realisation and materialisation (book, fanzine, projection, installation, performance, exhibition, …).

Day 4:
During the day: Final retouches on the projects. Second Portfolio Review with Moritz Neumüller (optional) 19:10–21:00 Presentation of each participants works in the Gallery. Final critique and discussion. 21:00 »居酒屋が並んでいる Izakaya get-together« and farewell.


Katja and Olivier, docents of the European Master of Fine Art Photography, will look at very different forms of publications, contemporary positions as well as introduce various ideas of research and visual strategies. After an introduction of their own work and their curatorial approach to ANT!FOTO and the ANT!FOTO Manifiesto, different aspects of photographic concepts, different thoughts to photography and ideas of cooperating and collaborating will be discussed with all participants. Views on photography from an european and japanese perspective will be examined and discussed. In particular the participants are asked to introduce their work to Katja and Oliver (and the other workshop participants). Together they will explore and debate the concepts, develop strategies of presentation or publication of each work and will seek for possibilities how to realize these photographic works. The last evening will be filled with discussing photography during a »居酒屋が並んでいる Izakaya get-together«.

Behind ‚Böhm/Kobayashi‘ lurk the duo Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, who together cover an extensive range of personas: photographers and artists, curators and exhibition organizers, designers and art book editors. Yet as they move through their photographic cosmos, it is not always so easy to determine where one identity ends and the other begins.[…] Regardless, in their works and activities as artists and art facilitators they have long since become moderators of a very specific photographic culture.
Florian Ebner, Folkwang Museum Essen

Workshop Photography in all it’s Glory 

Dates: 05 -08 April, 2015 Place:  Guardian Garden Gallery, Tokyo Entry requirement: curriculum vitae, Letter of interest – Technical knowledge in photography is mandatory; basic experience with post-production skills and a familiarity with audio-visual formats is also required. – Project Portfolio – Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team. Certification: at the end of the course, an accredited certificate will be awarded for having completed it satisfactorily.. Attendance: class attendance is mandatory and will be necessary to obtain a diploma. Places: Limited places. Cost: 300 Euros / 40.000 Yen Admission: info@madrid.ied.es


  • BOOKS by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, 2012
  • OUR HOUSE, 2011. from top: Oliver Sieber, Imaginary Club; Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber, O.i.F. Movie Locations, Megastore and Ephemera; Katja Stuke, Suits.
  • LEFT: from Katja Stuke’s »国庆节 Nationalfeiertag«; RIGHT: from Oliver Sieber’s »Imaginary Club«
  • ANT!FOTO Manifesto. 2012, by Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber

Young Portfolio Acquisitions (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts). Deadline: May 15, 2015

Save the date for the next Young Portfolio Acquisitions, of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, in Japan.

The next submission period is April 15 – May 15, 2015.
The selection panel: Daido Moriyama, Keizo Kitajima, Eikoh Hosoe
(Director of the Museum)

More info on the attached folder:

Young Portfolio Acquisitions (Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts). Deadline: May 15, 2015

and at:

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

407-0301山梨県北杜市高根町清里3545
3545 Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Hokuto-shi, Yamnashi 407-0301 Japan
Tel: 0551-48-5599  Fax: 0551-48-5445 Email: yamaji@kmopa.com
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TOKYO INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Deadline: June 30, 2014.

The goal of the Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC) is to create a series of cultural and geographical bridges between some the world’s largest photographic communities. It provides a unique opportunity for photographers from across North America, Europe and Japan to present their artistic visions beyond their country’s borders and open up possibilities for cross-pollination and cross-border collaborations.

There are numerous competitions whose aim is to discover new photographic talent from around the globe, but many of these opportunities are often beyond the reach of those who do not speak a certain language or have a deep understanding of a particular culture. This has often been the case for Japanese photographers trying to enter foreign markets and for foreigners wanting to present and exhibit their work in Japan.

The highly celebrated launch of TIPC in 2013 was the first step of a three-year journey that will culminate with the launch of an international photography festival in Tokyo, starting in 2015. In August of this year, in addition to the second – expanded – edition of TIPC, The Tokyo Institute of Photography will present the first Tokyo International Portfolio Review, bringing together internationally-renowned editors and curators from around the world.

Nine internationally renowned jurors from around the world will review all the images submitted and nominate a diverse group of talented photographers whose work will be exhibited in Tokyo and Brooklyn in the fall of 2014, and Berlin in the spring of 2015.

THEME
Identity is the way we are defined and recognized by ourselves and others. Who do we relate to? How do others relate to us? Nationality, religion, and gender are some of the ways we place ourselves into collective groups; while unique characteristics distinguish us as individuals.

The Tokyo International Photography Competition invites you to explore this complex concept of “identity” in our ever changing world.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2014
ENTRY FEE: $30 (USD) per series (up to 6 images)

EIGHT SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS – THREE REGIONS
A group of 8 photographers will be selected by other Jury to present their work in a group exhibition that will travel to Tokyo (JP), New York (USA), and Berlin (DE).

ONE GRAND PRIX WINNER
In addition to the group exhibition, one photographer will be chosen by the Jury to receive:

– All-expenses paid trip to participate in the Tokyo International Portfolio Review taking place in August 2014, in Tokyo, Japan.
– Double-page feature in PHaT PHOTO magazine.
– Special Feature in LensCulture.

MORE INFO: http://competition.tipf.jp

Reminders Photography Stronghold Residencies in Tokyo. Next deadline: September 10, 2013.

I was made aware of this opportunity through my friend Manik Katyal, who is one of the judges for this grant.
Mmmmh. I don’t like the small text that much: “*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant”. However, have a look at this if you need a good excuse to go to Tokyo.

All the best, Moritz


Reminders Photography Stronghold – NOW OPEN FOR ACCEPTING THE WALL AND RESIDENCY PROPOSALS.
THERE ARE 4 DEADLINES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR and they will be selecting one grantee for each deadline:

2013 SEPTEMBER 10TH | DECEMBER 15TH | 2014 MARCH 15TH | JUNE 15TH

1. WALL

Upon receiving you proposal our commissioned judges will review your proposal. If your proposal is successfully approved, you can use our gallery space for 5 days or more – up to 30 days for free.
Photographers, curators, galleriests, book publishers and organizations as either initials or a group are eligible to apply.
*Our gallery space is one of the largest individual galleries in Tokyo.
*Benefits of showing work in our exhibition space include world wide publicity . Using our global network, we will be supporting the publicizing of photographers and their works, your photographic presentation or campaign, or your book launch. Any alternative proposal on photography for the best use for this gallery space is welcome – but all proposals will be reviewed and only successful proposal will receive this grant.
*If you are selected, you will receive 5-days free stay at the RPS residence.
*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant.

2. RESIDENCY

If you contribute to take part of in a photo exhibition, workshop, lecture or artist talk or make any contribution to the benefit of RPS – you can stay at our residence for up to 5 days. You need to submit the proposal and our commissioned judges will review the proposal.
*Printing, framing, insuring and transportation will be covered by the applicant.

To apply each grant, please go to http://reminders-project.org/rps/grants/.

Residence for Animation Artist, Tokyo 2014. Deadline: Sept 9, 2013

Application Guide

1. Aims of the project:

This project, organized 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. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture.

2. Target field: Animation production

3. Number of applicants accepted: 3

4. Duration of the program: 70 days between January 7th and March 17th 2014

5. Support provided

  1. Travel expenses
  2. Living allowance
  3. ravel insurance
  4. Rental accommodation (including workspace)
  5. Location: Tokyo
  6. Expert assistance
  7. Opportunity to present finished work
  8. Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

6. Program summary

  1. 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.
  2. Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
  3. 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.

7. Conditions of participation

Applicants must:

  1. Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
  2. Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film
    festival, exhibition or similar event.
  3. Be between the ages of 20 and 35 on September 9th 2013.
  4. Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
  5. Be in good health.
  6. Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using
    Skype).

8. Application period

Applications will be accepted beginning July 1st 2013. Application forms and all required documents/materials must be received by this office by September 9th.

9. Application procedure

A. Fill out the application formFill out the application form (you can download this( Excel ) form from the
Japan Image Council website)

B. Documents/materials to be submitted:

  1. Documents describing the work to be created as part of this program. It is preferable that applicants submit documents (story board, script, etc.) which make it possible to understand plans for the work in detail.
  2. Upload up to 3 of your previous works to YouTube or Vimeo (include a password if necessary). In the case of an installation, upload any additional materials other than video and write the link at which they can be accessed on your application form.
  3. Proof of a work having been screened at a film festival, featured in an exhibition, etc. (e.g. a copy of the list of works in a festival catalogue). Proof of more than one film having been screened is not required.
  4. Proof of age and citizenship (e.g. a photocopy of your passport).

To complete the application process, please send the application form (A) and the required documents and materials (B) via email attachments to the following address: entry2014@japic.jp
If your circumstances do not allow you to upload video to the Internet submission via DVD or other video media may be accepted. In such cases our office must be contacted in advance.

10. Selection

A selection committee composed of experts in this field will make two rounds of selections (the first based on applications, the second based on interviews conducted via the Internet) to arrive at a preliminary list of candidates to be invited to participate in the program. Those selected will be contacted at the beginning of November and once all conditions of participation have been confirmed the selection will be formally announced.

11. Notice of terms of application/participation.

By applying to this program applicants acknowledge that they agree to the following terms and conditions.

  1. After the application period has ended applications cannot as a rule be rescinded. If unavoidable circumstances arise please notify us as soon as possible.
  2. Applicants will not as a rule decline an invitation after they are selected to participate in the program.
  3. Participants understand the purpose of their stay and will spend the entire period in Japan. As a rule applicants will not return to their home countries until the program has ended.
  4. Participants will actively take part in activities related to the program such as lectures, workshops, and visits to schools and studios.
  5. Applicants submit a plan for an animated work at least three minutes in length. If they are selected participants in the program will work on this animation project while in Japan and at the end of their stay will present either a completed work or a work in progress to show what they have accomplished during their time in Japan.
  6. If what is presented at the end of the program is one part of a work in progress (see (5) above), the participant will complete the work after leaving Japan and submit a DVD of the finished work by December 2014.
  7. The name of this program, “International Invitation Program for Animation Artists 2014″, and the logos of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and Japan Image Council must be displayed in the credits of the completed work.
  8. As a general rule all equipment (computers, cameras, etc.) needed to produce the work created as part of the program will be brought by the participants.

12. Contact information

JAPAN IMAGE COUNCIL
Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6670-5676
fax: +81-3-5466-0054
Website: http://japic.jp
Email: aair@japic.jp