LONGSTAY Program 2018

Selection Result

Thank you so much for your applying and having interest in our program. We have finished the final judgment for LONGSTAY Program 2018 and decided to invite these two artists below.

  • Alicja Rogalska (Poland / based in London)
  • Jupiter Brown (America / based in Montreal)

For more details, click NEWS.
Please note that we are unable to respond to any enquiries regarding the selection process. Please keep track of PARADISE AIR activities on Instagram with hashtag #p_air.


  • アリシヤ ・ロガルスカ (ポーランド出身・ロンドン在住)
  • ジュピター・ブラウン(アメリカ出身・モントリオール在住)



First screening
PARADISE AIR coodinators
Arata Hasegawa (Guest Curator)

Second screening
Alba Dawoon Lim (Curator)
Kanoko Tamura (PARADISE AIR mediator)
Arata Hasegawa (Guest Curator)

Final judgment
Yoshitaka Mouri (Sociologist, Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts)
Makoto Horio (Matsudo Community Planning Council)
Hiroyuki Shirai ( Manager of Culture, Tourism and International Division, Matsudo City)
Arata Hasegawa (Guest Curator)
Kanoko Tamura (PARADISE AIR mediator)

⻑谷川新 (ゲストキュレーター)

アルバ・ダウーン・リム (キュレーター)
田村かのこ (PARADISE AIR メディエーター)
⻑谷川新 (ゲストキュレーター)

田村かのこ(PARADISE AIR メディエーター)

CLOSE: LONGSTAY Program 2018 Application

1. Application Overview

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, for example 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 has held its LONGSTAY Program – now in its sixth year – which annually invites artists from overseas to stay for a three-month residency.

To bolster the residency program’s appeal and its capacity to accommodate yet more radical and ambitious practices, this year we are opening our doors to Japanese and overseas applicants alike – and not only to artists, but to curators, researchers and others. 

The final product need not have a tangible form. Applicants are requested to contemplate the set theme and submit a plan that engages with the time and space of Matsudo’s real-life setting, making the most of the resources offered by the city. We look forward to welcoming in Matsudo multiple individuals (or groups) with broad knowledge and interests, from different corners of the world.


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



2. Program Theme


In Matsudo, you will come across reeds swaying in the wind on the shoals and banks of the Edogawa and Sakagawa rivers. The 17th-century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal, who died at the young age of 39, compared human beings to the humble reed, in his judgment the weakest in nature. “Man is but a reed,” Pascal powerfully asserts, “… but he is a thinking reed.” One can observe in these words his tremendous faith in the faculty of thought and in humankind, the beings endowed with such a faculty. Looking back, however, over the grim course of history since Pascal’s times, we are reminded of enlightenment philosophy’s negative repercussions. These words of Pascal are always steeped in danger; nevertheless, we choose to think, and to take on what that may entail.

It is not compulsory for residents on PARADISE AIR’s LONGSTAY Program to produce artworks or hold exhibitions during their stay. We only ask that they share their unconstrained way of thinking with the people living their everyday lives in Matsudo. Those who explore and express their thinking through physical media, such as painting and sculpture, are of course equally welcome.

Arata Hasegawa (Guest curator)



3. Schedule

Application Period : Wednesday, March 14th – Sunday, April 22nd →29th  2018

Annoucement of the result (officially): by the end of July. 2018
Term of Residence : Saturday, September 1st – Wednesday, November 28th 2018 (Approx. 3 months)
Program Outline: TBD

  • Sep. 1 (Sat)      Arrival in Japan
  • Sep. 4 (Tue)     Meeting to discuss artists’ plan
  • Sep. 8  (Sat)  Self-Introduction Artist Talk for locals
  • Sep. 15 (Sat) – 16 (Sun) Open Studio / Artist Talk
  • Early October   Studio Visit by the guest curator  
  • Nov. 17 (Sat). 18 (Sun)   Report Presentation about the stay
  • Nov. 28 (Wed)      Departure from Japan 
      *There will be a meeting, fortnightly.

4. Number to be admitted

Multiple regardless of nationality
* art groups or units are welcome to apply

5. Applicant Conditions

Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Enjoy engaging in dialogues with the town
  • Currently live and work as an artist (including not only artist’s creative activity and research but also lectures, symposiums and researches given by concerned ones)
  • 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 ( )
  • 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


  • 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 three steps in application process.

Please fill in the following form to enroll for the selection process. (in English or Japanese)

* An E-mail will be automatically sent to you from google  to confirm your application. Please make sure to check it.

Please download  a folder below, fill in it, then add each materials. (in English or Japanese)


  1. Name the folder “sent date (YYYYMMDD)_yourname” (e.g.20180320_PARADISE-AIR)
  2. Storage below Application Materials into folders A~C (data limit: 10MB for total)
  3. Upload folder data at file share services such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, GoogleDrive etc.

Please submit a link(STEP 2) to the below email address.
Please note that direct attachments to an email will not be accepted.

Email Address :
Title: PAIR2018_your artist name
Application deadline: Sunday, April 29th 2018 at 24:00 (UTC+9)

*When you complete STEP 3, you won’t immediately receive registration completion e-mail.
*For whom registered yourself at STEP 1, we ( email you after 29th April when the form (STEP 3) is incomplete.
*After the deadline, we will send a confirmation mail to all applicants registered at STEP 3 until May 13th. If you do not receive it, please contact us.


[Application Materials] into each folders A to C

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

B: Portfolio

  • Submitted your portfolio (within 3 works) will be viewed in the size of A4 (210×297 mm).
  • For video and/or music works, please upload the data at Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud and so on, then note the URL at your portfolio and email of STEP 3.
  • For video works, you can submit 2 at maximum.
  • When you upload private video on the internet, please make sure to set the password as PARADISE.
      *You cannot submit the original data via e-mail.

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
*For artist group, we require copies of all the members 

9. Selection / Notification

  • A committee of local leaders and outside judges will determine the best applicant from the submitted materials.
  • For those who pass the first screening, we will make a contact individually by the end of May in early June.
  • For second screening, we will also ask you to submit a video letter.    *The deadline of a video letter is in one week after the announcement of the result of the first screening.
  • Finalists will be individually notified by mid June.
  • The chosen artist(s) will be individually notified by the end of June.
  • Selection results will be made public on our website around the first week of July.

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.
/First, please refer to the below link if you have a question.

/Also, please keep track of PARADISE  AIR activities on Instagram with hashtag #p_air.


Address: Postal code 271-0091 #506, Hamatomo bld., 15-4 Honcho, Matsudo City, Chiba, JAPAN
Affiliates: Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Sciene & Technology,Matsudo City Hall
Organizing body: PAIR
Special support: Hamatomo Kanko Co., Ltd.


Best of luck!

募集終了: LONGSTAY Program 2018(日本語)

1. Application Overview

 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た外から東京へと訪れる人たちにとっても「トランジットポイント」となっています。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たのでしょう。毎年3ヶ月間、国外からアーティストを招聘してきたPARADISE  AIRのLONGSTAY Programも、こうした風土に支えられて、今年で6年目を迎えます。


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



2. Program Theme


松戸では、江戸川や坂川の中洲や川端で、葦たちが揺れているのを見かけます。17世紀に生まれ、39歳の若さで死んだブレーズ・パスカルは、葦を自然のなかでもっとも弱い存在であるとし、そのうえで、人間を葦に重ねました。「人間はひとくきの葦である。だが、考える葦である」と力強く書きつけるパスカルの筆致からは、思考することへの、そしてそれが行える人間理性への絶大な信頼が伺えます。とはいえ、その後の負の歴史を振り返れば、啓蒙思想やヒューマニズムが何をなしてきたのか私たちは知っています。このパスカルの言葉は、常に危うい可能性に浸されているのです。それでも、考えることをやめないこと。引き受けること。PARADISE AIRのLONGSTAY  Programは滞在中、必ずしも作品を作ることや展覧会をすることを要求しません。ただ、ここ松戸で、それぞれの生活を営む人たちと、思考の伸びやかさを共有できればと思っています。絵画や彫刻などの物質的なメディウムを通して思考をする人も、もちろん大歓迎です。


3. Schedule

募集期間:2018年3月14日(水)〜4月22日 → 29日(日)

・9/15(土)-16(日) :オープンスタジオ/アーティストトーク

4. Number to be admitted


5. Applicant Conditions


6. Support


7. Stipulations

・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。

8. Application Details


※登録が完了すると、ご記入いただいたメールアドレスに自動返信にて googleより登録完了メールが送られます。必ずご確認ください。


①フォルダ名は” 送付日(YYYYMMDD)_your artist name”(ex:20180320_PARADISE-AIR) としてください
②下記 Application MaterialsをA~Cのフォルダ(データ上限:合計10MBまで)に格納してください

STEP 2のフォルダデータのアップロード先のリンクを下記のメールアドレスにお送りください。

件名:PAIR2018_your artist name
締め切り:2018年4月29日[日] 24:00 (JST)

※STEP 3の応募者への登録完了メールは、すぐにはお送りしません。
※STEP 1の登録者の内、STEP 3に不備がある応募者には、募集締め切り(4/29)以降に より確認メールをお送りします。

Application Materials ※A・B・Cのフォルダ分けを行うこと




9. Selection / Notification


10. Contact



住所:〒271-0091 千葉県松戸市本町15-4 ハマトモビル506号

Best of luck!






・広報協力(Web サイト、SNS など)






Thank you for all applications for SHORTSTAY Program. Unfortunately, the schedule of SHORTSTAY Program is quite full until the end of March, 2019. We are still keeping the open call for SHORTSTAY Program after April, 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.




When is the recruitment of the LONGSTAY program?
Applications for the LONGSTAY Program 2018 are scheduled to open at the beginning of March. The LONGSTAY Program will take place over 3 months from September to November 2018. Please note that the SHORTSTAY Program will be temporarily suspended during this period.

Can I apply the LONGSTAY program even if I cannot stay the full time of 3 months?
We accept your application even if you might not be able to arrive on September 1st or leave earlier than November 28th, or leave some days from Matsudo during the program. Past resident artists also arrived late or left for a week. However, please note that we can afford only one round trip transportation from your home to Matsudo.

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 fare 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 fare.

How do I know my Application form number so I can put it in the right superior corner of the application document of Step 2?
You don’t need to fulfill the number, PARADISE AIR team will do it.

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.

LONGSTAY Program 2017 Thank you!!

Thank you!!

LONGSTAY Program 2017 had ended, thanks to so many supports around the world. We really appreciate all your helps for this program successful and fruitful. Please see the special website ( for documentation of LONGSTAY Program 2017.

Best wishes,
All members of PARADISE AIR

October, 2017




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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