Creative Period of Residency
middle of June, 2013 to September 13 (Fri), 2013
* Depending on the details of the proposal, the actual period of creation is flexible, but must include a minimum 30 day stay in Koganecho. The artist is required to realize proposed plans for creation and implementation by the opening of the exhibition.
September 14 (Sat), 2013 to November 24 (Sun), 2013
* Depending on the results of the selection process, the actual number selected may be more or less than the foreseen number.
|A.||Applicants must not have Japanese citizenship and may not be residing in Japan.|
|B.||Applicants must be able to stay for more than 30 days in Koganecho within the project schedule. Preference goes to artists who can stay 60 days or more.|
|C.||Applicants must be self-sufficient and independent workers prepared to take on the entire creative process and adjusting to daily life in a new setting.|
|D.||Applicants must without exception exhibit the results of their creative work at the Koganecho Bazaar.|
|E.||Applicants must strictly observe the schedule for creation, exhibition, and removal below (see section 4).|
|F.||Applicants must work with the Koganecho office to engage in outreach programs such as artist talks, lectures, workshops, or school visits within the project duration.|
|G.||Applicants must be able to explain their work in either English, Korean, or Japanese and must be able to understand English at the level of daily conversation.|
|H.||Applicants will be required to present a report on this project in either their own country or a country other than Japan after the end of the Koganecho residency.|
Koganecho Bazaar uses the city’s everyday spaces as a stage. From the days following the World
War II, the Koganecho area was known for its prostitution and drugs. At its peak, there were
about 250 small shops used as brothels. Since then, the Association for Hatsunecho, Koganecho
and Hinodecho Environmental Cleanup, in cooperation with the region, government, police,
universities and others, has continued its tenacious efforts to revitalize the area. In 2008, two art
studio buildings located under the Keihin Electric Expressway were completed, and the citywide
“Koganecho Bazaar” was held. The following April, the non-profit organization Koganecho Area
Management Center was established in order to continue the area’s art-based development on
a regular basis. While the illegal business have vanished, many of the area’s old shops remain
vacant or closed up. As part of our program to revitalize the area, the city of Yokohama and our
NPO are renting out these spaces and converting them into buildings that can function as artist
studios, shops, cafes and so on.
In addition, the annual Koganecho Bazaar is organized to support local and international artists, develop the area’s master plan and promote local brands. The projects for this event take place in different locations including space in a former brothel, new buildings under the railway, and other outdoor spaces and wall, show windows, shop spaces etc.
After the selection process, the actual location of the proposed project will be discussed between the organizers and artist.
A. Production, Exhibition and De-installation Cost, and Payment Process
Depending on the submitted proposal, financial assistance for creative expenses of up to ¥800,000 will be available. Expenses without a receipt will not be compensated.
- Travel costs including international travel and visas for Japanese immigration (actual expense) and living expenses will be provided separately. Expenditures without receipts will not be reimbursed. Living expenses will be provided in part after arrival in Japan.
- Costs for accommodations and exhibition space (including lighting and heating costs) are covered by the office.
- The organizers will advertise participating proposals for the “Koganecho Bazaar 2013.”
◆Application Acceptance Period
Monday, April 11, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013 (Applications must arrive in the office by this date.)
Download the application materials (forms 1 to 4) from the website and submit them by E-mail.
*Each applicant may submit only one proposal. Those who submit more than one proposal will not be considered.
3．List of submission
4．Portfolio (Photographs of previous work, documentation of previous activity, etc.)
*Send portfolio as a PDF data (maximum 10 pages)
5．Letter of Recommendation
* Recommendations should be sent by the recommenders directly to the office within the application period to firstname.lastname@example.org
◆Method of Submission
Submissions will be accepted by E-mail. Send the application materials as attachments to the e-mail address provided below Data up to a total of 25 MB in capacity may be accepted by E-mail. For applications larger than capacity, use a file delivery service or upload the files to your own server and send us a link. Video works should be uploaded on youtube, vimeo or your own server. E-mail address for submissions: email@example.com
・Motoaki Hori (Chief Curator, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery)
・Makoto Murata (Art journalist)
・Shingo Yamano (Director, Koganecho Bazaar)
・Mayumi Hirano (Curator, Koganecho Bazaar)
◆Selection Process Timeline
The selection committee will make decisions based on the submitted materials. Furthermore, the results of the selection process will be reported to the applicants by the end of June 2013.