Open Call

Copy of Japan: Art & Design Workshops and Residency

Artist Immersion Program

No Funding
Ishinomaki City, Japan


Work amongst a community of creatives from around the world. Work on self-directed projects in any discipline. Artist Immersion Program offers breath-taking locations, high-speed internet, and a productive making community to inspire and re-invigorate your work. You will have space and independent freedom to focus and get feedback on your endeavors. We are open to a wide range of levels.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 12, 2020 - May 25, 2020


  • $3,600.00 program fee (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Library


Guest House, Home-Stay, Hotel, Private Room, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Open Studios, Seminars, Visiting Professionals


Architecture, Collective, Crafts & Trades, Design, Drawing


English, Japanese

Program Description

Dream and create with the local artists and community builders behind the resurgence of Ishinomaki--a coastal city in the midst of rebuilding itself in the wake of deindustrialization and the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami. In this course, we will study a variety of artistic forms (both traditional & modern), get to know the artists who practice them, and reflect on how art functions in communities undergoing rapid demographic, social, and economic change. Along the way, we’ll take group excursions to appreciate Ishinomaki’s lush forests, scenic islands, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

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