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10 Jul 2013

call for entries: Animation Artist in Residence in Tokyo

Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014
Japan Image Council


deadline: 09 September 2013 call already open

Kyosuke KUROKO
+81 3 6670 5676
+ 81 3 5466 0054

Japan Image Council
2-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0002

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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.

Support Provided:
1. Travel expenses
2. Living allowance
3. Travel 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

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.