FAQ for LONGSTAY Program will open on April 1st, 2019.
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 (http://paradiseair.info/opencall). 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 -https://world.jorudan.co.jp/mln/en/
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.