JAPIC Animation AiR Tokyo

tongueling-590x331(c) 2010 || Elli Vuorinen || The Tongueling || 2012-2013 JAPIC Animation Artist-in-Residence

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Mission: 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.

During their stay in Tokyo, the promising young animation creators from overseas carry out the production of new animated works under the guidance of Japanese animation professionals, visit animation studios and educational institutions, and engage in interactions with people involved in animation or other aspects of culture.  The results of these efforts are presented at the end of their stay in Tokyo and after returning to their respective countries at film festivals both domestically and abroad.

Cost: Support provided for: Travel expenses, Living allowance, Travel insurance, Rental accommodation (including workspace), Expert assistance, Opportunity to present finished work, Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

Application Fee: No application fee

Number of Artists: Up to 3 artists at a time

Accommodations: Support for Living allowance and Rental accommodation (including workspace) (details not provided).

Length of Stay: 70 days between January 7th and March 17th 2014

Demographic/Eligibility: Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan. Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event. Be between the ages of 20 and 35 on September 9th 2013. Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations. Be in good health. Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).

In the past three years, we have had participants from the UK, France, China, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, the USA, and Finland.

Medium: Animation production

Benefits: 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. Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions. 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.

Support provided for : Travel expenses, Living allowance, Travel insurance, Rental accommodation (including workspace), Expert assistance, Opportunity to present finished work, Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

Deadline: Applications will be accepted beginning July 1st 2013. Application forms and all required documents/materials must be received by this office by September 9th.

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