Call for proposals : Koganecho Bazaar 2016 - Yokohama, Japan stipend and travel grant included
Koganecho Bazaar is currently accepting applications (project proposals) for Artist-In-Residence Program at the Koganecho Bazaar. Submissions are open to non-Japanese artists working outside of Japan. details here: http://koganecho.net/air/english.html
“Koganecho Bazaar” is an initiative hosted by the Koganecho Management Center, an NPO that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. With the city’s everyday spaces as a stage, the festival has been held every autumn since 2008, and to present organizers have invited a total of 90 groups of artists, curators, and architects from Japan and abroad. With an organization plan that considers creation to presentation as a consecutive process, the festival examines current issues raised by contemporary art.
Based on practical experience of the frameworks of culture and economic activity that connect to the future prosperity of the city, the organizors propose the keyword “revisit” to cover such meanings as revisiting a place, reinvestigating a problem or plan, re-experiencing an event and facilitating future visits. Within this context, art may be provisionally considered as things that create new relationships between individual people and between individuals and society. By realizing proposals from a cross-section of artistic fields in a coordinated exhibition, art is used in response to issues faced by the city.
The organizers are accepting proposals based on the aforementioned theme. Proposals for creative work in any genre may be submitted, an effective use of facilities provided by the organizers, and a high availability to the public audience. Furthermore, proposed plans must be previously unexhibited, original works.