Open Call for 2020 Fellowship ProgramAiR

AIAV Fellowship 2020

“The Fellowship Program” 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 prefecture 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.

1. Residency period

Maximum of 1 month during the period of 15th May to 31st July 2020 or 24th August to 27th December 2020.

2. Eligibility

Applicants should be applicable to one of the conditions below.
1.Artists who have funding from international/national foundation or organization
2.Artists who have previously stayed at AIAV for the residency program
3.Artists who have a reference letter from international/national governmental, educational or cultural exchange foundations
4.Artists who have a reference letter from the Selection Committee of the Residence Program of Akiyoshidai International Art Village or the Steering Committee, (Advisory Council).

3. The costs covered by AIAV

1.Fee for accommodation (private room)
2.Fee for studio (We have various types of studios: the assignment is done by AIAV. The costs of studio for the exchange program covered by AIAV.)
3.Fee for usage of facilities and for materials for exchange programs

*Artist should be responsible for travel, living, and production expenses.

4. Responsibilities

1.Artist should communicate in English or Japanese
2.Artist should be supportive in providing materials for publicity and archiving
3.Artist should participate in the exchange program for the local community (e.g. workshop, lecture and networking event).
4.Artist should live and work at AIAV during his/her project period.

5. Application materials

(1) Completed application form. (please download the form below)
Application Form for Fellowship 2020(Word)
Application Form for Fellowship 2020(PDF)
(2) Portfolio: Please choose option (A) or (B) below.

  • (A) Attach a URL of your video uploaded on the web.
  • Note: The duration of the video should be edited under 5 minutes.
  • (B) Submit up to 10 images of your works. (jpg, 72dpi, maximum dimension 1000px)
  • *Please label your images such as JaneDoe_01.jpg, JaneDoe_02.jpg… so that the number on your each file should correspond with the description sheet in the application form.

(3) Current CV(A4 or Letter size PDF up to 2 pages)
(4) Official certificate of funding (if you are applicable to 2-(1)
(5) Reference Letter (if you are applicable to 2-(3) or(4)

6. How to apply

All the materials should be sent to the email address below.


  • *Please put all the materials to 1 folder and compress as zip file.
  • *Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • *Submitted information is only used for selection and not for any other purpose.

7. Deadline

January 15, 2020 (JST)

8. Date of decision and notification

By the end of February 2020 (JST)
We will inform all applicants of the result on email.

Contact information

Akiyoshidai International Art Village AiR Program
50 Akiyoshi, Shuho-cho, Mine-city, Yamaguchi 754-0511 JAPAN
【TEL】+81-(0)837-63-0020 【FAX】+81-(0)837-63-0021
【URL】https://aiav.jp/ 【E-mail】air_aiav@aiav.jp


Organized by Akiyoshidai International Art Village.
Supported by Yamaguchi prefecture, Yamaguchi board of education, Mine city, Mine city board of education, Cultural Faderation of Yamaguchi prefecture.

General Information

Location50 Akiyoshi, Shuho-cho, Mine-city, Yamaguchi, JAPAN
EstablishedAugust 25,1998
Main Buildingconcert hall, amphitheater, outdoor stage, 3 seminar rooms, 7 studios, gallery
Residence Hall36 bedrooms, darkroom, salon, common kitchen, restaurant

※Further information on the facilities is provided on the website.
※Transportation during the residence period: rental car, bicycles or public transport (buses and trains).
※There is a restaurant at AIAV and a common kitchen.