ARCUS Research 2024

We are pleased to announce that ARCUS Research is available in the summer 2024 and winter 2025. ARCUS Research is a self-directed residency program that offers an uninterrupted time and contemplative environment for creative experimentation, in-depth fieldwork, and research. The program enables not only artists but also curators, researchers, writers, and practitioners in the cultural field to engage in creative discourses and activities. Located in an hour from Tokyo and close to Mt. Tsukuba, ARCUS Research provides a calm environment and working space where participants can reflect and unwind the creative process.

Live & Work Studio or Work Studio – Kyoto, Japan

Live & Work Studio or Work Studio – Kyoto, Japan

Live In An Art Hotel in Kyoto

FELLINI Gallery Kyoto is an Art Center located ground floor of an eco-friendly boutique hotel, comprising an international art gallery, café/bar, ateliers, studios, and residency in the cultural and artistic city of Kyoto, Japan. Japan's cultural affairs agency's move from Tokyo to Kyoto opens a bright future for Kyoto's art scene. We are 3 min walk to the subway stop Sanjo Keihan, along the beautiful Kamo river, 5-10 minutes walk to Gion, Pontocho with many restaurants, bars, cafes, Nishiki market, Shijo, and Kawaramachi but inside is very quiet.

3rd Women in Dance International Film Festival

2023 Women in Dance International Film Festival with 7artscafe in Yokohama, Japan is calling for entry of dance on film created by female artists.

Submission Deadline – August 15, 2023

Selection Confirmation Date – September 15, 2023

Film screening Dates – October 14 – 15, 2023 (Japan Local Time – GMT+9) 

1minute Projection Mapping Competition

《Open Call》11th 1minute Projection Mapping Competition

The 11th 1minute Projection Mapping Competition, a competition of projection mapping works of 1 minute to 1 minute and 59 seconds, will be held again this year.


Competition Theme: “LINK”


This international competition is not only one of the industry’s leading contest events, but also a creative venue for top creators from around the world and Japan.

Last year’s 10th competition received 241 entries from 55 countries and regions around the world.

In 2023, we are again calling for video works from creators around the world!


JIA Illustration Award 2023

This is an illustration contest that the Japan Illustrators' Association (JIA) recruits from all over the world once a year.
Anyone, professional or amateur, can apply.
This open call for participants is being held to discover new illustrators.
This is a public exhibition that will be a gateway for illustrators who have the ability but have not yet spotlighted, and who cannot meet big jobs.
Many people involved in publishing and advertising are paying attention.
The winning works will be exhibited at the "JIA Illustration Award winning works Exhibition" in China.


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