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LONGSTAY Program 2016

Outline

PARADISE AIR currently seeks an artist or art group who wishes to create work while residing at PARADISE AIR in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, as part of LONGSTAY Program 2016.

PARADISE AIR is an artist-in-residence program created in 2013 to revitalize Matsudo in light of its history as an inn town. During Japan’s Edo Period – while many towns developed under the rule of Feudal Lords and Samurai who worked to expand the Shogunate’s Imperial Fief – Matsudo 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 nautical trade that bustled along the Edo River, but, most importantly, Matsudo has long been fabled for exceptional townsfolk. The people of Matsudo remain praised by visitors for their remarkable hospitality and obliging nature.

Program Theme

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The theme “START,” which holds some composite meanings, marks a fresh beginning. In the 4 years since we started the program, we have hosted many artists from various countries and regions. The rewards of our activities are starting to shine like “STARs” in the sky. We hope that the stars of “ART” that you create this year in Matsudo will connect with other stars to form new constellations. This year also marks a new “START” for PARADISE AIR with a new operating structure. We hope you find as many stars as you can in our town, which aims to be a part of the greater constellations of the world. You might discover something completely different or new when you connect with others here.

Feel free to interpret the word “START” to draw your own star map of the people, town, and the present from your point of view.

Timeline of LONG STAY PROGRAM

  • Application Deadline : July 31st, 2016
  • Notification of Selection Results : August 31st, 2016
    NOTE: The chosen artist will be individually notified and be announced on our website later
  • Term of Residence (Projected): October 1st, 2016 to December 28th, 2016

Applicant Regulations

  • One artist or art group  will be selected this year.
  • Applicants must not hold Japanese citizenship.

Applicant Conditions

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enjoy engaging in dialogues with the local community.
  • Currently living and working as a visual, musical, fine, or experimental artist.
  • 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 leaders and conduct regular fieldwork and/or interviews.
  • An artist may plan to work collaboratively with artists in the Matsudo region, if they wish.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • Flexible regarding program scheduling, rules, and administration.
  • Able to conduct their everyday life in Japanese and/or English language.

Main Program Schedule (Tentative)

  • Oct. 1st (Sat) Arrival in Japan
  • Oct. 4th (Tue) Meeting to discuss artists’ plan, Welcome party
  • Oct. 8th (Sat) Self-Introduction Artist Talk for locals & Reception
  • Dec. 17th (Sat) Final Presentation/Performance
  • Dec. 28th (Wed) Departure from Japan

Program Support Package

  • Round trip transportation from the artist’s home to Matsudo
  • Residence at PARADISE AIR
  • Up to ¥200,000 for production costs, to be decided via project proposal.
  • Daily stipend of ¥3,000
  • Costs associated with local talks, performances, etc.
  • Costs of transporting works of art created during the program.
  • Local support for activities and product of work
  • Costs associated with advertisement and promotion

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 wish to bring 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 meals using their daily stipend. Both local restaurants and a kitchenette will be available for use.
  • For an artist hailing from a country that does not maintain a tax treaty with Japan, we must impose a 20% income tax upon the daily stipend and production costs.
    For more information, please visit:
    http://www.nta.go.jp/kohyo/katsudou/report/2003/japanese/tab/tab31.htm

 

Application Details

[STEP 1]

Submit the application materials by email

Please submit your all application materials to long@paradiseair.info with the subject line “2016_your name”. Regarding application materials, articles A-C listed below must be submitted to be considered for participation in the program. Please note that direct attachments to an email will not be accepted. Make sure to use a file share service such as Dropbox, hightail, WeTransfer etc.

Application Materials to be sent in [STEP 1] are as follows:

A: Application Form (PDF in A4 size)

Please fully complete and submit the application form for PARADISE AIR that can be downloaded via the following links (pdf and word).
URL(pdf) = paradiseair.info/data/2016_application.pdf
URL(word) = paradiseair.info/data/2016_application.doc

NOTE : In the event that you are unable to download the application form, please contact us directly for the necessary documents via email at: long@paradiseair.info

B: Portfolio or photographs of work.

Please compile portfolio documents or all photographs into a single folder.
– Please limit your portfolio folder to 50MB or less.
– Feel free to submit visual or audio recordings of work.
* We prefer to receive youtube links for video works.

C: Passport or identification card

A copy of passport or identification card
* Identification page of passport, or other official identification document with a photo

[STEP 2]

Submit the online application form

Please also fill in and submit the online form also to apply for selection. You will see the online form by clicking the orange bar at the bottom of the article. The items on the form are almost the same as those within the email application form.

NOTE: You must take proceedings of both [STEP1] and [STEP2] to enroll for the selection.

DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting [STEP 1] and [STEP 2] is July 31, 2016.

Selection and Notification

Notification of results

The chosen artist will be individually notified by August 31st, 2016. We will ask finalists to submit video letters before the final judgement. The information about the chosen artist will be posted on our website in September.

Examination Criteria

An examination committee, consisting of local residents and outside judges, will choose the best applicant from the submitted applications.

Examination Committee:

  • Fumihiko Sumitomo (Curator, Director of Arts Maebashi)
  • Yoshitaka Mohri (Sociologist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts)
  • Naoko Yamazaki (Astronaut, Matsudo local)
  • and others

Copyright & Public Relations

  • Copyright and ownership of 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 of participant in regards to program coverage by the media, as well as with coverage by our staff and sponsors.
  • A request may be made for a piece to be donated to Matsudo, but the artist reserves the right to decline.

Mail Address for Applications and Inquiries

Please send the application for [STEP 1] to the following address.

long@paradiseair.info

NOTE : We unfortunately cannot answer any inquiries regarding the selection process.

SHORTSTAY Program

実施概要

実施予定期間:随時(但し、ロングステイで使用する期間を除く)
提供するもの:
・滞在場所(パラダイス 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3週間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、2週間前までに決定します。

お問い合わせ

PARADISEAIR
住所:千葉県松戸市本町15-4 ハマトモビル401
TEL:047-364-8832
MAIL:short@paradiseair.info

Overview

Project Implementation: Whenever LONG Stay Program is not on.
What we provide
-Residence (PARADISE AIR)
-Finding a venue for performance/event
-Assistance in publicity activities (on Web, SNS)

Enquiry

Address: #401, Hamatomo Bld., 15-4, Honcho, Matsudo-shi, Chiba, JAPAN
TEL:047-364-8832
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。もとはラブ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。

pair@matsudo-artline.com