Open call for Asahi Artist in residency 2016. Asahi AIR is founded in October 2015 and runned by Shinano­Omachi Artist in residence committee. Asahi AIR supports the creative activity of the artist staying in Omachi­city, Japan.

Deadline of applications: 2016 August 1st

Where: Shinano-Omachi Asahi AIR, Japan

When: From 2016 September 15th to November 23rd ( Residence period )

Application guidelines

Program theme: [Time, Water, Rice cultivation]

Number of artists: 4


A proposal of your project idea based on the program themes, a plan for how you might exhibit your work and a proposal for a workshop program.

Acceptable areas are fine art, music, craft, theater, dance, literary arts, photography, film and design.

Grant guidelines

*Travel and material fees can only be reimbursed in Japanese Yen in exchange with receipts and boarding passes (showing the date of purchase, amount of payment, travel itinerary and name of the passenger). Participants should bring enough money to cover the initial spending ideally for the first month.

Our grants includes

Travel costs (up to 150,000 yen) in exchange with receipts and boarding passes

Daily allowance (2700 yen)

Material Fees (up to 220,000 yen in total) in exchange with receipts

Cultural exchange workshop (up to 50,000 Yen) in exchange with receipts

How to apply

Please complete the following application forms and submit either via e-mail or post.
(Please upload to a web server if your application file is large and mention the link to download, or use a high volume file transfer service.)

Required documents

  1. Application form: 2 pages.
  2. Artist statement up to 400 words
  3. Proposal for Asahi Air / A4 size (up to 3 pages)
  4. Past Artworks /A4 size (up to 10 pages) / data which can be shown to the public.
  5. Other relevant information such as portfolio,website or DVD (optional)
  6. Overseas applicants must attach a copy of their passport ID page.

Where to send

E-mail: Title: “Application for an open call”

Post: To: Open Call to Asahi AIR
Shinano-Omachi Asahi AIR 3887 Omachi Nagano Japan. 398-0002

Selection and notification

Asahi AIR committee will select the Artists based on the application forms and portfolios submitted. All applicants will be notified of the results by 2016 August 28th on the official website.

Please download the application form from below link. or e-mail to [] for requesting the applicatio form.

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