LONGSTAY Program 2019 (English)


We have closed Open Call for the LONGSTAY Program 2019 and are in the first screening process. Surprisingly, we’ve got over-600 applications from 80 countries/areas! 

The  result will be announced on our website by around the middle of June 2019.
Thank you so much for all your application.



1. Introduction

People traveling out of Edo – or Tokyo, as it is known today – would first cross the Edogawa River and find themselves in Matsudo. The city has also served as an important transit point for people heading to Edo/Tokyo from places outside the city, including Narita Airport. Over the centuries, it seems that this unique geographical trait fostered a warm-hearted and open-minded spirit in Matsudo, a spirit that embraces the comings and goings of others. It is in such an environment that PARADISE AIR runs its residency programs, which invite artists, curators, researchers and other bright minds from across the globe. Its six years of activity have seen a wealth of artistic activities and experiences occur right here in the city of Matsudo.

This year, we have invited Futoshi Hoshino as the program’s guest researcher, who will be accompanying the artists on their residency. The theme of the open call is “Unknown Pleasures.” Also, the term of the residency will be divided into two parts – Research and Creation – which will hopefully offer artists a chance to observe and engage with the city in more depth. We look forward to receiving all your applications.

More information about activities of PARADISE AIR

More information about Matsudo City

2. Program Theme

“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)

3. Application Overview

Application period: April 1 (Mon) – April 30 (Tue), 2019
Announcement of result: Early June 2019

Residency period:
[Research] Around 10 days between July 16 (Tue) and August 6 (Tue)
[Creation] October 15 (Tue) – December 15 (Sun)

No. of residents: Several
*We welcome group applications.

What we provide:

  • Travel expenses for two round trips between the artist’s place of residence and Matsudo
  • Accommodation at PARADISE AIR
  • Production budget of up to 200,000 JPY (to be discussed with PARADISE AIR Office)
  • Daily stipend of 3,000 JPY
  • Coordination and assistance regarding securing venues for presenting works, marketing/promotion, etc.
  • Other expenses related to transporting artworks and equipment

Program Outline:

  • Oct. 15 (Tue): Arrival in Japan
  • Oct. 19 (Sat): Meet-and-greet with locals
  • Dec. 14 (Sat) – 15 (Sun): Open Studio / End-of-residency presentation
  • Dec. 17 (Tue): Departure from Japan   *Stay may be extended until end of month.


4. Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill the following conditions:

  • 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 inthe 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.

5. Stipulations

  • Copyright and ownership of any work created during the program will remain with the artist.
  • PARADISE AIR retains the right to photograph and film the production process, events, performances, workshops, and exhibitions conducted by the artist during the program.
  • We ask for the artists’ cooperation regarding said photographing and filming of the residency, and regarding media coverage.
  • We ask that visiting artists make their own arrangements regarding health and accident PARADISE AIR is unable to offer any insurance coverage.
  • While we generally only offer accommodation tothe selected applicants, we still encourage applications from those who wish to bring their spouse and/or children. Please indicate clearly in the application if you wish to do so.
  • Artists should arrange their own meals during their residency using their daily stipend. There are many restaurants nearby, and there is also a kitchenette available for use at our facilities.

6. Application Procedure



7. Selection/Notification

  • A committee of PARADISE AIR staff, external judges and representatives of the local community will review the applications based on the materials submitted.
  • For the later stages of selection, we will be asking applicants to prepare and submit video letters introducing themselves.
  • (The deadline for the video letter is roughly one week after the notification of the screening results.)
  • Finalists will be individually notified by the end of May.
  • The chosen artist(s) will be individually notified by the end of June.
  • The final result will be made public on our website around the first week of July.

8. Inquiries

You can contact us with your questions at the e-mail address below. Please note, however, that we are unable to answer any questions regarding the selection process. You can also see our FAQ at the following link.

Address: 506 Hamatomo Bldg., 15-4 Honcho, Matsudo-shi, Chiba Pref., 271-0091 JAPAN

We wish you the best of luck!

LONGSTAY Program 2019 (日本語)







1. はじめに

東京/江戸から来る人たちが江戸川を越えて最初にたどり着く街、松戸。そこは、成田空港をはじめとして外から東京へと訪れる人たちにとっては、重要な「トランジットポイント」でもあります。他者の往来を許容する、懐深くしなやかな松戸の精神は、こうした地勢的な特異性において、時間をかけて培われてきました。そんな松戸のアーティスト・イン・レジデンス「PARADISE  AIR」では、国内外を問わず、アーティストやキュレーター、リサーチャーなどを幅広く募集、招聘しています。プログラム開始からこれまでの6年間で、松戸のまちにはさまざまな経験や活動が蓄積されてきました。

今年のLONGSTAY Programではアーティストと併走してくださるゲストリサーチャーとして、星野太さんをお招きしました。公募テーマは「Unknown Pleasures」です。また滞在期間をリサーチとクリエイションの二期にわけ、これまで以上に深く街を観察し入り込める機会を提供します。あなたの応募をお待ちしています。

More information about activities of PARADISE AIR
More information about Matsudo City

2. プログラムテーマ

“Unknown Pleasures”

アンノウン・プレジャーズ——今回、PARADISE AIRのロングステイ・プ ログラムの選考に加わることが決まって以来、このジョイ・ディヴィジョンの1stアルバムのことを繰り返し思い出していました。わたしはアーティストではなく、何らかのかたちでアートを生業としている人間でもありません。それでも、わたしがアートやアーティストと呼ばれる人たちとたえず関わりを持ちつづけてきたのは、彼らとの関係のなかでさまざまな「知られざる喜び(Unknown Pleasures)」を見いだすことができたからにほかなりません。「すべて」に開かれた人ではなく、そうした密かな喜びを共有できる、孤独な他者との出会いを期待します。


3. 募集概要




・12/17(火):帰国 ※希望に応じて月末まで延長可能

4. 応募条件


5. 注意事項

・制作風景や作品展示、ワークショップ時の記録写真などは、PARADSIR AIRに帰属します。

6. 応募方法



7. 選考及び結果の通知について


8. お問い合わせ


住所:〒271-0091 千葉県松戸市本町15-4 ハマトモビル506号






・広報協力(Web サイト、SNS など)

※健康保険および傷害保険は滞在者側で加入してください。PARADISE AIRは保険加入等の責務は負いません。






Thank you for all applications for SHORTSTAY Program. Unfortunately, the schedule of SHORTSTAY Program is quite full until the end of November, 2019. We are still keeping the open call for SHORTSTAY Program after December, 2019. However, we are going to hold next selection in Summer, 2019. Thank you for your patience and we are looking forward to your applying.


Project Implementation: Anytime
Period of Stay: Up to 3 weeks in principle

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



-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.

Residents are asked to arrange their own health insurance and accident insurance..




How should an art group apply for Step 1?
Please do one resister as a group.

How should an art group apply for Step 2?
Please copy the application document and each member needs to fulfill the page 1 and 2. For page 3 and portfolio, please write your plan and the past works as a group. Also we require passport copies of all the members.

If an art group is successful, is the daily stipend split between them or do they each receive the full stipend?
Please spilt the daily stipend between your team. We can support ¥3,000/day for one group.

If an art group is successful, do every person receive the full round trip air fare?
We’d like to support the full round trip air fair for all the members, but there is the upper limit amount of the support. So you may need to pay for part of your air fair.

In portfolio, should it be shown up to three works or it can be shown more?
You are allowed to upload 3 works/projects in total. That works will be viewed in the size of A4 (210×297 mm). The number of the pages and the images on the file is not limited. However, if there are too many, we may not be able to go through it.


How long can you apply for SHORT STAY?
Applications for the SHORTSTAY Program are open all-year round, and can be made using the online application form on our website ( The form should appear after you click on the orange toolbar, located beneath the ‘Enquiry’ and ‘Overview’ information. The online form is our preferred method of application, and prevents your application details from getting lost in our email inbox! Please note that the Short Stay Program does not include a travel allowance.

How long is the stay of SHORT STAY? 
SHORTSTAY Program residencies are generally up to 3 weeks in length, beginning from the first Tuesday of the month. *Please note that we will not be accepting any SHORTSTAY residency applications for the period of Sept-Nov 2018 due to the scheduling of the LONGSTAY Program at that time.*Please also note that we will not be accepting applications for the end-of-year period, between the 22nd of Dec 2018 – 7th Jan 2019.

When will I be notified of the result from the application? 
Selections for the SHORTSTAY Program are made approximately once every two months. As such, it make take some time for us to respond to your application. We request your patience and understanding.

 What is the cost of staying at SHORTSTAY?
The cost of accommodation during our residency programs is covered by Paradise Air. However, all additional costs are to be covered by the artist themselves (food, incidentals, transport costs, etc.).
The coverage of costs associated with artistic output (materials, venue hire etc.) are to be planned and decided in consultation with the PARADISE AIR team.
Please also note that you may be asked to pay a nominal cleaning fee at the end of your residency.

Can I enter if my project is not decided concretely? 
In terms of your proposed artisitic output, it is not necessary to have the specific details decided prior to applying to PARADISE AIR. These can be discussed with the PARADISE AIR team after your application has been accepted. When selecting applicants to the program, the PARADISE AIR team reads each artist’s application while concurrently visiting their website and viewing their previous works.


How can I get to PARADISE AIR from Narita Airport?
From Narita airport, the easiest way to get to Matsudo is the following:

Narita airport Station→[Keisei Sky Liner]→Nippori Station→[JR Joban Line]→Matsudo StationBy this route, it takes about 1.5 hours to get to Matsudo.The residency is 2 minutes walk from the West side of Matsudo station.
There are various other ways to get to Matsudo Station.Please refer to this website to check the routes yourself -

Can I send my luggage in advance?
This is possible. However, please be sure to notify the Paradise Air team well in advance as there are times when no one is in reception. All shipping costs are to covered by the artist.

What kind of place can you use as a production place? 
PARADISE AIR does not have a specific studio space. Most resident artists complete their work in the same room that they are residing in during the residency, however this is flexible depending upon the needs of the artist and their artistic discipline.

What is in the room? Do you need to bring towels and bedding?

The residency rooms are equipped with the following –  bedding, bath towel, face towel, bath mat, hair dryer.Please bring your own toiletries with you, or purchase these at one of the many nearby shops after your arrival.Each floor is equipped with a shared laundry and a kitchen with basic cooking facilities.

Where can I get a SIM card? 
It is not possible to purchase a sim card in Matsudo. We recommend that you organise one at the airport immediately after your arrival. The closest option to the residency is a 15 minute train ride away.

Can I bring my companion? How many guests can stay at the maximum? 
It is possible to stay at the residency with your family, partner, collaborating project members, etc. Each room is able to accommodate two people. Please be sure to let us know within your application if you wish to bring someone with you/work in collaboration with another artist.

Can I apply even by Japanese people?
Japanese artists are also welcome to apply to both of the SHORTSTAY and LONGSTAY Program.

Please tell me about the power supply in Japan
Japanese power plugs are A-type and run at 100V. Please be sure to bring the necessary power plugs and adapters with you. It is also possible to purchase travel adapters in Matsudo.



PARADISE AIRは2013年に入居物件オーナーである株式会社浜友商事の支援をへて運営を開始したレジデンスプログラムです。アーティストが長期滞在するLONGSTAY Programとともに、一宿一芸をコンセプトとしたSHORTSTAY Programなどの運営を活動当初からおこなってきました。そのほかにも、松戸を拠点にファッション、建築、音楽、編集などを手がけるクリエイターに部屋を貸すSTUDIO Programや、最近では記録集の販売など様々な方法で運営財源を確保する試みを続けています。


  • これまでの活動を応援して頂いている地域の方
  • これまでの活動にご興味いただいたすべての方
  • これからのPARADISEの活動を応援したい方
  • 市外、県外、国外在住でなかなか訪れられない、けれど支援をしたい方
  • PARADISEに滞在・訪れたアーティストのみなさん
  • PARADISEをきっかけに世界に羽ばたきたいアーティストのみなさん

等々、世界に広がるPARADISE AIRのネットワークを、応援してくださる皆様とともに広げ、より多くの方と関係を結ぶきっかけになればと思います。

いただいたご支援はLONGSTAY Programをはじめとした事業運営に活用させていただきます。







  • web、チラシへのクレジット
  • カタログへのクレジット
  • カタログの送付
  • PARADISE AIRオフィシャルグッズのプレゼント


  • web、カタログへのクレジット
  • アーティストとの交流招待
  • 関連プログラムや、ワークショップなど、各種プログラム・イベント等への優先予約権・ご招待
  • メールマガジンによるイベント情報の配信
  • カタログの送付
  • PARADISE AIRオフィシャルグッズのプレゼント






■直接振込 の場合






〒271-0091 千葉県松戸市本町15-4 ハマトモビル506号


振込先口座:千葉銀行 松戸支店 普通預金 4246827
口座名義:一般社団法人PAIR 代表理事 ショウジワタル



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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。







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