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Details For Open Recruitment Of Artists

In YUI - PORT's Artist-in-Residence project, there are 2 programs.
In “Invitation Program”, we support long-term residence of invited artists etc. who were selected by open recruitment.
In “Autonomous Activity Program” we support short-term residential activities of emerging artists etc.

Duration of Stay
Within 30 days from January 7, 2021 (Thursday) to February 20, 2021 (Saturday)
Number of Applicant Invited
Two people (or groups)
  • Currently active artist (genre does not matter).
  • Participate in the citizen exchange project at least once in cooperation with Designated Administrator.
  • Reside and conduct creative activities in YUI – PORT.
  • Able to communicate in either Japanese or English.
  • In good health condition.
How to Apply

Please download the designated application form from our website (, fill in the necessary information and apply by e-mail [] or by post. For e-mail, the subject must be "AIR 2021 Winter Application".

<Documents to be submitted>

  • Application form
  • One photograph of your face taken within the last 6 months (Only the photograph of the representative is required, please attach the photograph to the application form)
  • Work Materials (Work Materials shall be attached or described in the column “7. Material of Your Work” in the Application form.)
    ①Up to 3 images of works
    At least one item must be submitted and the data capacity of each work image must be less than 1MB.
    ②Up to 3 video works (Optional)
    Upload the video file to video streaming service such as Youtube and attach the URL.The total length of the video shall be within 10 minutes and the description of each work shall be within 200 words.

*Applicants who do not use the specified size, format, or method may not be eligible for selection.
*Please note that, in principle, the submitted application documents will not be returned.
*Handling of personal information: We will never use the submitted application documents for purposes other than the YUI – PORT project.

Period of Accepting Application
August 1, 2020 (Saturday) - September 10, 2020 (Thursday) 23:59 JST [No Later Than]
(Post Mark on deadline date is not acceptable.)
*Applications outside this period will not be accepted.
Selection and Result
The selection committee selects and decides based on the submitted materials. In principle, all applicants will be notified by e-mail by early November 2020 (planned schedule). Please note that we do not accept individual inquiries regarding the selection process and results.

[Selection Committee]
Torao Osawa (Senior Researcher, NLI Research Institute Arts and Culture Project)
Mikio Sugiura (Program Officer, Arts Council Niigata)
Yoshihiko Tanji (Professor, Artistic Environment Course, Faculty of Education, Niigata University)
Hiroshi Fuji (Vice President of Akita University of Art / Artist)
Yuji Maeyama (Director, Niigata City Art Museum)

※Special Considerations for Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19)
・Depending on the situation of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19), there may be changes in the content of this program, including cancellation, so please understand in advance before applying.
 ・In order to prevent the spread of COVID -19, the Artist-in-Residence program is conducted in accordance with YUI - PORT's action guidelines. Artists should stay in accordance with the action guidelines.
 ・For information on the Japanese government's and Niigata City's response to COVID -19, please visit the following websites.

○About COVID -19
  Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website "About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"
  Ministry of Justice website "Regarding Refusal of Landing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19  (Novel Coronavirus)"
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs website "Information on the Novel Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19)"
  Niigata City website "About COVID -19" (Japanese Version only)


For details on other programs, please check the application guidelines.



[Application / Inquiries]
Please contact us by e-mail if you have any questions regarding application.

YUI - PORT Niigata City Center for Creative Arts and International Youth Exchange
Artist-in-Residence Project
2-5932-7, Futaba-cho, Chuo-ku Niigata City Niigata Pref., Japan 951-8102
Hours/9:00 - 21:30
Closed Days: From December 29th to January 3rd The Following Year etc.
Designated Administrator: KIRAMEKI CORPORATION

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