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ARCUS Research 2022

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ARCUS Research 2022 
NEW residency program 

Call For Applications

We are pleased to announce that ARCUS Project will launch a short-term residency program, ARCUS Research, starting in June 2022. While this new program is separated from the existing artist-in-residence, ARCUS Research is a self-directed program that enables not only artists but also curators, researchers, writers, and practitioners in the cultural field to focus on in-depth research and engage in creative discourses and activities. Located between Tokyo and Mt. Tsukuba, the participants can enjoy the dynamic yet solitary working space without interruption in a supportive environment to nurture and unwind the creative process. 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.

The program offers a one or two months residency period from June to August 2022. The application deadline is December 24, 2021. Please read through the application guideline. We look forward to receiving your application.

Deadline: 
12/24/2021

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Artist residency and studios in ‹‹Kyoto City Center

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FELLINI Gallery Kyoto is an Art Center located inside 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.

Residency offers private rooms in the hotel, some rooms with the private balcony with the city view in the Kyoto city center of Japan.  We are 3 min walk to the subway stop Sanjo Keihan, along the Kamo river, 5-10 minutes walk to Gion, Pontocho with many restaurants, bars, cafes, Nishiki market, Shijo, and Kawaramachi but inside is very quiet.

This extraordinary space where a diverse group of international artists can work and live concept, has created a lot of excitement and success amongst artists in Berlin and we have created a similar concept in Kyoto.

A long term or short-term residency and exhibition cooperation opportunities with the internationally known gallery are available.  For the residency, shared rooms 450€, private rooms start 650€ to 900€ monthly and 100€ shared studio monthly.  There is no funding available and the artists must pay for their own travels and housing.  Residency does not guarantee the exhibition as the Gallery director chooses the artists. 

Monthly rate include water, electric, fully furnished with Bed linens, towels, washing machine, maid service, fast free Wi-Fi, kitchen with full utensils.

If you are interested please let us know your arrival and departure dates, and the type of accommodation.  There is no funding and the artist must pay for own transportation and housing.

For Japan residency, you will need the following:

1.  Visa- If you are from the USA, Canada, most of Europe, or Korea, you do not need a visa to stay up to 3 months in Japan, please check the Japan Consulate website to make sure.

2.  Date of arrival & departure.

3.  Type of accommodation.

4.  If you have Covid Vaccine proof, as of now you don't need quarantine, self quarantine in your room or hotel room in Japan is not very strict so far.  Again please check online since the  regulations seem to change.

If you are already in Japan, you are welcome to view the space Mon-Sat 10:00 - 17:00, please let me know your preferable viewing time and arrival and departure dates.

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【 Open Call 】The International Projection Mapping Competition in Tokyo!

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An international competition that competes for the best in the world with projection mapping video from 1 min to 1 min 59 sec, "1minute Projection Mapping Competition" will be held in December 2021. This time, it will be held at "Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery" in Tokyo! The theme for the competition is "希望 / HOPE", and the grand prize is 2 million yen.
Currently accepting entries!
The entry deadline is Aug 25th, 2021.

More information of the application can be seen in this website:
http://1minute-pm.com/en/info/

This event has been popular to be enjoyed by the general public, and with online streaming, it will be enjoyed by people all over the world. Every year, a wide variety of works are gathered from all over the world. No other unique and large-scale festival competes for short mapping works that maximize the individuality of each creator. This will have the best environment in Tokyo with amazing video projection equipment and surrounding to be set up. Hence, your work will be projected under the best conditions!

In this times of facing various hardships, the expression of creators will support hope for the future.
Join us to deliver the light of hope and challenge to be the best in the world.
We are looking forward to many applications!

<1minute Projection Mapping Official Website>
http://1minute-pm.com/en
* The date and time and holding method may change depending on the Covid situation.

Prize summary: 
Grand Prize : 2million yen
Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize: 2 million yen, trophy, supplementary prize, invited as guest creator for the next competition.
Second Prize: 500k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
Jury Prize: 200k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
Organizer Award: 100k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
Audience Award: 100k yen, trophy, supplementary prize

Deadline: 
08/25/2021

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None
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Call for Entries - 25th Japan Media Arts Festival

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The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (September 5, 2020 – September 3, 2021).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2022. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo.
In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plan that utilize the characteristics of its facilities of organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival.

[Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Divisions, and Festival Platform Award]
■ Entry Period: July 1, 2021 – September 3, 2021 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
■ Awards: Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award

Entries must be submitted online. Submission of entries is free of charge.
Entry site: https://entry.j-mediaarts.jp/en
For additional information, visit the website: https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/entry_guideline/

Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen

Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen

Social Impact Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
* This award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.

New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen

U-18 Award: Certificate, Extra prize
* Eligibility: Those born on or after April 2, 2004.

Deadline: 
09/03/2021

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Cafe, Bar, exhibition Space, pop up events in the Kyoto City Center

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Cafe, Bar, exhibition Space, pop up events  in the Kyoto City Center

Located in the Kyoto City Center,  a beautifully remodeled Art gallery/Art Center offering residency, studios, and ateliers.  5 stories + rooftop with gorgeous city & mountain views.   Next to the Kamo river, 2 min walk to Sanjo Keihan subway, 5-10 minute walk to Gion, Nishiki market, Pontocho, Shijo & Kawaramachi to all the popular tourist hangouts.

No agency fee, NO key money

1.  Cafe/Bar- up to 120m2, the ground floor of the hotel has existing full kitchen, freezer, fridge, gas burner stove, oven, 3 sinks.   The bar has an ice machine, 2 sinks, cabinets, chairs/stools.
2.  Exhibiton space.

3.  Pop Up events.

4.  Three Basement rooms total 55m2 B1 room- 20m2, B2 room- 15m2, B3 room 20m2, previously used as a Karaoke room.

If you need a change of scenery, Please submit your brilliant idea as we are open to exciting ideas and how we can cooperate to make a successful venture for everyone.

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Call for entries - DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN International Dance Film Festival 2021

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

DANCE AND MEDIA JAPAN
International Dance Film Festival 2021

The festival would accept entries for films featuring dance.

Entry starting: 1st March 2021.
Deadline: 30th June 2021.
Online Screening: Planned in October 2021.
 
Screening Event
ONLINE screening in October 2021.
OFFLINE screening in theaters is under consideration depending on the situation of COVID-19 in Japan.
 
Qualification
Entry to the festival is open for all, regardless of profession, nationality, or age.
 
Entry Regulations
・Films must be uploaded on VIMEO or YOUTUBE to enter.
・There is NO ENTRY-FEE required.
・There are NO PAYMENT OF ROYALTY for the screening.
・We only accept dance films or dance videos. We DO NOT accept video documentation of stage performances or promotion materials.
・All rights in the film including the visual images, music, cast and other elements must be cleared for the screening.
・International dance film Festival is not a competition.
・An individual may enter multiple dance films.
・Films selected as the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are planned to be screened in several online and offline events in Japan throughout 2021-2022.

About Selection
・Only selected works will be screened at the festival.
・The films will be judged and selected by Naoto Iina, director and producer of Dance and Media Japan.
・Films judged and selected as part of the "International Dance Film Festival 2021 Selection" are to be screened around Japan.

About Judge
Naoto IINA
Iina is the producer and director of "International Dance Film Festival". He has founded Dance and Media Japan to create a fusion between performing arts and digital media. Iina is also the Editor-in-chief of the online Butoh program "Re-Butoooh" (published by NPO Dance Archive Network). He currently teaches at Tokyo Zokei University as Associate Professor and is also a Lecturer at Za Koenji Theatre Creation Academy.

Deadline: 
06/30/2021

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