Open Call

TOKAS| International Creator Residency Program 2021

Tokyo Arts and Space

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Sumida-ku, Japan


① Resides outside of Japan. ② Has 5 years or more of experience in his/her own area of expertise. ③ Has sufficient ability to communicate in English with other residing creators and TOKAS Residency staff for mutual understanding. ④ Independent and capable of working and living on his/her own. ⑤ A duo consisting of at least one creator residing outside of Japan is eligible. ⑥Students are ineligible (except for Ph.D. candidates).

Number of Participants

4 creators in total (2 creators for each period) *Creators working as a duo are also eligible. In that case, living expenses and fee for the creative work/project will be offered for one person, while airfare will be provided for both of the duo.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2021 - March 31, 2022


  • ¥300,000 material budget (one-time)
  • ¥3,500 stipend (daily)


Desk Space, Library, Shared Studio


Apartment, Private Bathroom, Private Room


No meals


Architecture, Conceptual Art, Design, Documentary, Drawing, Film, Illustration, Installation, Moving Image, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Japanese

Program Description

"International Creator Residency Program" aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated creators in the field of visual art, film, design, and architecture from all over the world and offer them with opportunities to work in Tokyo. We provide financial support to allow creators to develop and present new works and ideas. The result of the residency will be presented at the Open Studio and/or the Result Presentation. [Residency Period] 3 months in either of the following periods    ①From the beginning of September, 2021 to the end of November, 2021 ②From the beginning of January, 2022 to the end of March, 2022 [What TOKAS offers] Living space (single room), shared studio, airfare, living expenses (per diem), and fee for creative work/project *Accommodation will be provided for the participating creator only. A twin-bedded room will be provided to creators applying as a duo. For more details>>

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