Artist in Residence Programs(AIR)

What is AiR ?

Artist in residence program invites artists for a time away from their usual environment and obligations to work on their own creative activities. Through open calls, Akiyoshidai International Art Village (AIAV) currently offers fully funded long-term program called “Residence Support Program”, and partly funded short-term program called “Fellowship Program” with which artists are encouraged to apply for outside funding resources.

Fellowship Program  *Call is closed.

“The AIAV Fellowship” is open to domestic and international artists working in various creative fields. The aim of the program is to support artists’ activities and to offer the local people in Yamaguchi pref. opportunities to appreciate arts and communicate with artists crossing the borders of art disciplines and nationalities. During the residency period, artists should actively communicate with local people in Yamaguchi and participate in the exchange programs, including workshops, lectures, school visits and exhibitions.

- 2016 Fellowship program  Guideline / Participating Artists’ Information

- 2015 Fellowship Program  Participated Artists’ Information


Support Program (trans_)  *Call is closed.

The prefix ‘trans’ means to go beyond, get across, cross, exchange, change and convert. The Residence Support Program provides a time and place for artists to experience new encounters and carry out experiments to guide their future projects.
Participating artists are expected to bring new ideas to the local culture and people while they, in turn, will hopefully acquire new perspectives through these fresh encounters. As a result of the residence program, the artists will convey their new experiences, gathered from the local lifestyle and our particular geographic situation, to their next destination. We hope that the residence program at Akiyoshidai International Art Village becomes a space for artists to go beyond cultural borders and expand their outlooks, exchange their unique understandings and establish relationships with fellow artists.

- trans_2016-2017  Guideline

- trans_2015-2016  Guideline / Participated Artists’ Information


The World Artists Exhibition

15th Anniversary Project for AIAV’s Artist in Residence Program

The World Artists Exhibition presented artworks by artists who previously went through AIAV’s Artist in Residence Program as follows in Yamaguchi, Ube, and Nagato.

more information


AIAV Virtual Museum

Participated Artists

[2016] [2015] [2014] [2013] [2012] [2011] [2010]

[2009] [2008] [2007] [2006] [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

[1999] [1998] [1997(pre-AiR)]

[List of All Residents]


trans_2015-2016 Report Book
trans_2015-2016 Report Book

Akiyoshidai International Art Village Artist in Residence
Support Program trans_2015-2016″ Report Book

16th January – 10th March, 2016 (55days)






trans_2015-2016(program period: January-March 2016) PR video

trans_2015-2016 from AIAV on Vimeo.


trans_2013-2014(program period: January-March 2014) PR video
from AIAV on Vimeo.