Open Call

LONGSTAY Program 2019


With Funding
Free / No Costs
Matsudo, Japan


- Be able to actively engage with the city - Currently be working in the field of art, engaged in activities related to the creation of contemporary art - Be able to engage and enjoy a good relationship with other guest artists and local residents during the residency - Be of sound physical and mental health - Be able to take part in the events listed in the program outline above - Show flexibility regarding program scheduling and stipulations proposed by the organizers - Be able to communicate in either Japanese or English.

Number of Participants

Several *We welcome group applications.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019


  • ¥200,000 material budget (one-time)
  • ¥150,000 travel budget
  • ¥3,000 stipend (daily)


Co-Working, Gallery, Shared Studio




No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement


English, Japanese

Program Description

“Unknown Pleasures” Ever since I was invited to be on the selection committee for PARADISE AIR’s LONGSTAY Program, I have been thinking about “Unknown Pleasures,” the title of Joy Division’s debut album. I am neither an artist nor someone making their living in the arts – my own line of work is philosophy. But I have always been involved with art and with artists, because of all the “unknown pleasures” that they have shown me. I hope to meet on this program not those who are necessarily “open to all,” but those who are able to share such secret pleasures with us in Matsudo. Futoshi Hoshino (2019 Guest Researcher)

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