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LONGSTAY Program

1. Application Overview

PARADISE AIR currently seeks individuals/groups who wish to create artistic works while residing at the PARADISE AIR in Matsudo City (Chiba Prefecture, Japan), as part of the LONGSTAY Program 2017.

PARADISE AIR is an artist-in-residence program that was established in 2013. It has since hosted over 100 artists/art groups at its studios during short and long-term residency programs. Whilst many Japanese cities developed under the rule of feudal lords and samurai who worked to expand the rule of the shogunate during the Edo Period, Matsudo instead flourished as an independent city untethered by feudalistic growth. As an inn town, the prosperity of Matsudo stemmed from the foot traffic of the Mitokaido Highway and from the bustling port trade that took place along the Edo River. Even more influential was the the character of the local people – Matsudo has long been fabled for exceptional townsfolk and the area is still well known for its remarkable hospitality and obliging nature. We aspire to make the residence a new artistic point of transit so that it may continue to attract artsts to Matsudo from all over the world.

More information about activities of PARADISE AIR can be found at the following link –
http://paradiseair.info/activity

2. Program Theme

The LONGSTAY Program 2017 is now open for applications from foreign artists of all disciplines. The theme of this year’s program is ‘TOUR’. Please submit a plan that relates directly to Matsudo City’s tangible place in time and space, and that takes advantage of the resources of the local area. There are no limitations placed upon the style or form of artistic output created during the program.

This world is currently in a state of transition and many divisions are coming forth before our very eyes. The free movement of people and original ideas acts as a means of bridging these seen and unseen gaps… or perhaps it only serves to actualize them further. The selected artist(s) will travel to PARADISE AIR from their corner of the earth, involve themselves in creative production for a 3 month period, and then move on to their next port of call. We hope that this series of events in its entirety will become their newest work of art.

PARADISE AIR is based in Matsudo City. Despite being on the doorstep of the Tokyo Metropolis, time passes differently here. Matsudo has a distinct feel that will most definitely be of contrast your current location. By assigning the theme ‘TOUR’ to this year’s residency, our aim is for Matsudo’s uniqueness to be brought to the surface from the viewpoint of an artist / visitor / traveler. PARADISE AIR will provide comprehensive support throughout the residency to assist the resident artist to turn the charming place that they have discovered here into works of art.

We are calling for ambitious proposals that imagine a new relationship between city, person, and time. Jumping from the residence to the township, we encourage you to make Matsudo your field.

3. Schedule

Application Deadline : Friday, March 31st 2017
Annoucement of the result (individually) : Sunday, April 30th 2017
Term of Residence : Saturday, July 1st – Wednesday, September 27th 2017 (Approx. 3 months)

Program Outline:
July. 1 (Sat) Arrival in Japan
July. 4 (Tue) Meeting to discuss artists’ plan, Welcome party
July. 8 (Sat) Self-Introduction Artist Talk for locals & Reception
Sep. 15 (Fri) Final Presentation
Sep. 27 (Wed) Departure from Japan

4. Openings

Multiple.
* art groups or units are welcome to apply

5. Applicant Conditions

Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Not hold Japanese citizenship
  • Enjoy engaging in dialogues with the town
    Currently live and work as an artist
  • Be willing and able to engage in genuine cultural exchange with regional artists and local residents during the term of residency
  • Have a desire to connect with local residents and conduct regular fieldwork and/or interviews
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Have flexibility regarding program scheduling, rules, and administration.
  • Be able to conduct everyday life in Japanese and/or English
  • Applicants may plan to work collaboratively with an artist in the Matsudo region if they wish

6. Support

PARADISE AIR supports the artists/art groups finacially and technically as follows –

  • Round trip transportation from the artist’s home to Matsudo
  • Accommodation at the PARADISE AIR residency (http://paradiseair.info/about/equipment )
  • Up to ¥200,000 for production costs, to be decided via project proposal
  • Daily stipend of ¥3,000/day * 90days = ¥270,000
  • Costs associated with local talks, performances, exhibitions etc.
  • Costs of transporting works of art created during the program
  • Local support for activities and the production of works
  • Costs associated with advertisement and promotions

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We kindly ask that applicants plan to participate in the program with their own health insurance. PARADISE AIR is not able to serve as an insurer or guarantor.
  • While we generally accommodate artists who come to Matsudo alone, we welcome applications from those who wish to bring along their spouse and/or children. Please indicate clearly in the application if you wish to do so.
  • During the program we ask artists to arrange their own meals using their daily stipend. There are many local restaurants nearby and a kitchenette is also available for use in the residence.

7. Stipulations

  • Copyright and ownership of any work created during the program will remain that of the artist.
  • PARADISE AIR retains the right to photograph and film all events, performances, workshops, and exhibitions conducted by the artist during the duration of the program.
  • We request full cooperation during all media coverage, as well as for coverage made by our staff and sponsors.

8. Application Details

There are two steps in application process.

STEP 1
Please fill in the following form to enroll for the selection process.
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http://goo.gl/forms/ZLHPsMPImG

STEP 2
A folder (data limit : 50MB at maximum) including articles A-C (listed below) must be submitted to the below email address. Please note that direct attachments to an email will not be accepted. Please submit a link to a Dropbox, Hightail, or other file share service via email.

  Title : PAIR2017_your artist name
  Email Address: long@paradiseair.info
  Application deadline: Friday, March 31st 2017 at 24:00 (JST)

A: Application Form
Please complete the official LONGSTAY Program 2017 Application Form in full. It can be downloaded via the following link.

 WORD : http://paradiseair.info/data/2017_application.doc
 PDF : http://paradiseair.info/data/2017_application.pdf

B: Portfolio
PDF Portfolio or pictures of your works. If you want to share videos/music/sound files, please compile links using Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc.

C: Passport
A copy of your passport or identification card*
*Identification page of passport, or other official identification document with your name and a photo

9. Selection / Notification

  • A committee of local leaders and outside judges will determine the best applicant from the submitted materials.
  • We will also ask finalists to submit a video letter to aid the final selection process.
  • The chosen artist(s) will be individually notified by April 30th, 2017.
  • Selection results will be made public on our website by June 1st, 2017.

10. Contact

Feel free to contact us using the below details if you would like to make an enquiry. Please note that we are unable to respond to any enquiries regarding the selection process.

Also, please keep track of Paradise Air activities on Instagram with hashtag #p_air.

PARADISE AIR
Email:touch@paradiseair.info
Website: http://www.paradiseair.info
Address: Postal code 271-0091 #506, Hamatomo bld., 15-4 Honcho, Matsudo City, Chiba, JAPAN
Affiliates: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Matsudo City Hall
Organizing body: PAIR
Special support: Hamatomo Kanko Co., Ltd.

Best of luck!

Apply now! [STEP 1]

SHORTSTAY Program

お知らせ

現在、たくさんのご応募をいただいておりまして2017年の3月末までスケジュールが一杯となっております。2017年4月以降のお申し込みは引き続き募集しておりますが、次の審査は2017年の2月頃を予定しており、結果のお知らせにお時間を頂戴することをご了承下さい。

実施概要

実施予定期間:随時
提供するもの:
・滞在場所(PARADISE AIR)
・発表会場のコーディネート
・広報協力(Web サイト、SNS など)

宿泊申込方法

滞在希望日の1ヶ月前までに申込書に必要事項や一芸プランを記入し、下記フォームにて申し込み。
事務局で空き状況とプランを協議の上、決定します。

お問い合わせ

PARADISEAIR
MAIL:short@paradiseair.info

Notice

Thank you for all applications for SHORTSTAY Program. Unfortunately, the schedule of SHORTSTAY Program is quite full until the end of March, 2017. We are still keeping the open call for SHORTSTAY Program after April, 2017 but the next screening comeettee will be held in Feburary, 2017. Thank you for your patience and we are looking forward to your apllying.

Overview

Project Implementation: Anytime
What we provide
-Residence (PARADISE AIR)
-Finding a venue for performance/event
-Assistance in publicity activities (on Web, SNS)

 

NOTE:

-We kindly ask that applicants plan to participate in the program with their own health insurance. PARADISE AIR may not serve as an insurer nor guarantor.

While we generally accommodate artists who come to Matsudo alone, we still encourage applications from those who intend to bring along his/her spouse and/or children. Please indicate clearly in the application if you wish to do so.

Enquiry

MAIL:short@paradiseair.info

サポーター募集

サポーター募集のお知らせ

PARADISE AIRでは、
アーティスト滞在中のサポートをしてくれるスタッフを随時募集しています。

PARADISE AIRとは
PARADISE AIRは、古くから宿場町として栄えた千葉県松戸の歴史や風土を活かしつつ、新しい風を街に取り入れようと2013年に誕生したアーティスト・イン・レジデンスです。もとはホテルとして営業していた松戸駅前のハマトモビルは、現在1~3階を大手パチンコチェーン店「楽園」が営業していますが、上層階はこの数年使用されていませんでした。そこで「楽園」を経営するビルオーナー浜友観光株式会社の協力を受け、4階の2部屋を活用して国内外からアーティストを受け入れるプログラムの運営を開始しました。
国外からアーティストを公募し松戸での滞在制作を一定期間サポートする「ロングステイ・プログラム(2名/年程度)」と、国内外からアーティストを公募し、短期間滞在する対価として「一宿一芸」をテーマにパフォーマンスなどの作品を発表してもらう「ショートステイ・プログラム(1名/月程度)」を実施しています。

http://paradiseair.info/

業務概要

ぜひボランティアスタッフとして、プロジェクトに参加してみませんか。町とアートが交わる現場で、アーティストの仕事を間近に見ながら、様々なことを経験していただけます。ご自身の目標に応じて、関わり方をご提案いただくこともできます。

募集資格
どなたでも可。学生も可。

業務内容:
①アーティスト滞在開始前
・アーティスト選考会のサポート(書類整理、翻訳など)
・アーティスト受け入れの事前準備(広報、書類作成、イベントの企画・準備、滞在場所の整理など)

②アーティスト滞在中
・広報(SNSでの配信、ブログ執筆、チラシ制作など)
・滞在アーティストの生活や作品制作のサポート
・イベントや展覧会の運営サポート

③アーティスト滞在後
・報告書&ドキュメント冊子制作補助(テキスト翻訳、編集など)

 
勤務地:
PARADISE AIR(千葉県松戸市)、ほか松戸市内各地。翻訳など、自宅でお願いできる作業もあります。

応募方法

ご興味のある方はお気軽に下記メールアドレスまでお問い合わせください。

touch@paradiseair.info