Open call for printmaking artist for collaboration!

November 7, 2016 / Open Call

AIR 3331 Artist Tonya Sweet: Open call for collaborating artist!

AIR 3331 artist-in-residence program welcomes creatives from diverse backgrounds to research, produce and exhibit at 3331 Arts Chiyoda. Artist-in-residence Tonya Sweet (New Zealand) is seeking an artist collaborator as follows:

Project name: "Disaster Survival Kit: Cross-Cultural Assemblies Along the Ring of Fire"

Junior-level printmaking artist needed for the production of contemporary one-colour prints on a variety of materials including paper and wood.

The project will focus on the creation of images with a focus on the Japanese "Namazu" and tsunami-related imagery. The images produced will be applied to multi-material works on the topic of cultural narratives related mythologies about earthquakes and tsunamis. Artists are welcome to use contemporary approaches in depicting traditional images.

Completed works to be exhibited in Tokyo and in New Zealand.

Project outline: download here

Tonya Sweet artist webpage: here

・ General experience in printmaking (screen-printing or woodcut printing)
・ University students welcome to apply
・ Must have access to necessary equipment (unavailable at 3331 Arts Chiyoda)
・ English required (conversational level)

Period: February 8-15, 2017
・ Printmaker artist must be able to contribute approximately 15-30 hours over a one-week period.

Compensation: Determined by Tonya Sweet based on experience and availability.

How to apply:
Email subject line "Tokyo screen print collaboration" to tonya.sweet(at)
Applicants should include a link to a portfolio of relevant work, and should confirm their availability for February 8-15, 2017.

Application deadline: November 30, 2016

*This open call is organized independently by Tonya Sweet. For inquiries, please contact Tonya Sweet at tonya.sweet(at)

[AIR 3331 Open Call] Creator Residency in Tokyo April 2017-March 2019!

August 9, 2016 / Open Residence / AIR3331

Applications are now open for artists, curators and researchers seeking residency in Tokyo between April 2017-March 2019! Realize local-level research, workshops, open studios or exhibitions in the heart of Tokyo with 3331 Arts Chiyoda!


Centrally located in Tokyo (Kanda/Akihabara area), AIR 3331 is a convenient base between sites of tradition and the ultra-modern. In the private studio inside the repurposed school building that is 3331, or the shared studio in the nearby used book district, participants have the opportunity to expand their network and carry out self-lead projects in all creative fields.


In support, the goals and methods of each participant are considered by 3331 support staff, who are experienced in running diverse art and community-driven initiatives as an independent arts center. We are approachable for production advice, basic language assistance, sharing knowledge of the local art scene and more.*


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Residency Period: April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2019
(Limited openings between September 2016 - March 2017 also available. Please inquire.)

Residency Length: 1-3 months**

Facility Details: here
Plan & Fee: here
Support Details: here

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DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: Mid-November, 2016

Please submit the materials below to [residence(at)] by the deadline.

Materials (up to 2MB)
(1) Application form (download here)
(2) Recent CV
(3) Portfolio (at least 5 images, video, audio, essay or web links as relevant)
(4) Supporting materials to describe your residency project, as applicable (example: sample schedules, images/videos, web links, etc.)

Note: Applicants must be able to cover the costs of the program fee, travel, production costs and living expenses.


AIR 3331 Residence Program (Contact: Lana, Chihiro)

3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan 101-0021
TEL | +81 3 6803 2441
MAIL | residence(at)3331(dot)jp

*There are services included in the base program fee and optional support/space options at an additional fee.
**Calculated in 4 week increments.

[AIR3331] June Happenings: Olympic Afterlife to Future Wonderland

June 19, 2015 / Open Residence / AIR3331

Thanks to our (very) recent addition to our residence space and ongoing open call for participants, our number of monthly creators-in-residence has jumped from two to five! AIR3331 will continue its mission to inject international perspective into the heart of Kanda, Tokyo through regular open studios, exhibitions and events. Here's how you can join us this June:

Jying Tan (Singapore) 6.01-6.28
Jean-Maxime Dufresne and Virginie Laganière (Canada) 6.01-6.28
Hakan Topal (USA) 6.15-7.10
Julia Mejnertsen (Denmark) 6.08-7.05


Future Wonderland
by Jying Tan


"Future Wonderland" explores the loss of a developed country in the midst of progression. An exploration of archival Tokyo cityscape photography and Japanese science fiction film will be used to explore this concept as it applies to the Tokyo metropolis.

Period: June 24 (Wed) - 27 (Sat), 2015
Hours: 10:00-17:00 * Open until noon on the 27th
Venue: AIR3331 Nishikichō Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku, Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Free entry

[Open Studio]
Date: June 19, 2015
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: AIR3331 Nishikichō Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku, Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Free entry

Olympic Afterlife
by Jean-Maxime Dufresne & Virginie Laganière


Residency research focuses on narratives surrounding architectural sites of the Olympics held in 1964 and being staged for 2020 in Tokyo. Photography and video is presented in exploration of post-olympic uses, their daily life and maintenance, as well as the potential imaginary they hold for citizens through time and their entanglements with larger societal issues.

Period: June 8 (Mon) - 27 (Sat) 2015
Hours: 12:00-19:00
Venue: AIR3331 Soto-Kanda Studio (Room 205 in 3331 Arts Chiyoda)
Free Entry
Full listing here

[Open Studio & Artist Talk]
Date: June 25 (Thu) 2015
Time: 17:00 - 19:00 *Talk begins at 6PM
Venue: AIR3331 Soto-Kanda Studio (Room 205 in 3331 Arts Chiyoda)
Free entry

Search for me in plain sight
by Julia Mejnertsen

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Staged photography series surrounding the revelation that Tokyoites have a special ability to find a personal space anywhere in the city despite of - or perhaps rather as a result of - the size of the population. Let's not grow careless and blind, but let's keep looking for those people, who hide in plain sight.

[Open Studio]
Date: June 26 (Fri), 2015
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: AIR3331 Nishikichō Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku, Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Free entry

*An exhibition will also be held from July 2-5. Please stay tuned for details.

Unrelated Matters
by Hakan Topal

Installation ongoing. Please stay tuned for details.

[OPEN CALL] Creator residencies for new live-in studio!

May 21, 2015 / Open Residence / AIR3331

[Surprise Announcement!] New openings for residency between June 2015 to May 2016


Thanks to our newly established residence space "Nishikichō Studio", new spaces are now
available for artists, curators and researchers from both within Japan and around the globe of all creative practices!


Nishikichō Studio sits within walking distance of Akihabara, Ueno and Jimbocho areas in the core of Tokyo, and will function alongside our previous residence spaces. With a shared studio on the 2nd floor and private accommodations on the 3rd, we hope to foster a lively, collaborative space for creation and presentation in the cultural heart of Tokyo. Experienced support from 3331 staff towards production, exhibitions and other events is also available.


< How to Apply >

Applications for the residence program are being accepted for residencies between June 2015 to May 2016. Spaces have already begun to fill! We are now accepting applications for remaining spaces, though applications will close once we reach capacity. Immediate openings are open this June and August especially!

* If applying for residency 2 months or less before desired start date:
Last-minute applications for remaining openings are considered. Applications for residencies lasting less than 1 month are considered no earlier than 2 months prior to the remaining opening, though requests for longer residencies will receive priority in these cases. If you are considering a last-minute application, please consult us directly at

Documents to submit:  
(1) Application form (Download here)
(2) Profile
(3) CV
(4) Other relevant materials such as video files, weblinks, etc.

Please email the application to . If the file exceeds 2MB, please send via online file sharing service. 

< Inquiries >

3331 Arts Chiyoda
AIR 3331 Residence Team
TEL: TEL: 03-6803-2441
(Attention: Lana Tran, Hiroki Kimura)


< Inquiries >

3331 Arts Chiyoda
AIR 3331 Residence Team
TEL: TEL: 03-6803-2441
(Attention: Lana Tran, Hiroki Kimura)

Press Release: 3331 Art Fair 2015 -Various Collectors' Prizes-

December 29, 2014 / Press Release


'3331 Art Fair 2015 -Various Collectors' Prizes‒' will be held for the second time at 3331 Arts Chiyoda this coming spring (from Saturday March 21 - Sunday March 29, 2015).

The art fair brings together over 90 sets of artists and their artwork under one roof, offering a glimpse into just one valuable part of contemporary art - a compelling, fresh sensibility and what is truly here-and-now. In distinguishing itself from other art fairs, 3331 Art Fair involves prominent contemporary art collectors and key people from diverse fields to award a 'Collectors Prize' when purchasing a work. In addition, the audience is also invited to participate in establishing their own prize.

Furthermore, the fair is wide open to beginners with opportunities for participation and tips to be found, suggesting a new method of involvement and the appeal of the fair by helping others discover the "first step" towards becoming a collector.

We welcome you to experience the art fair as an integration of artists, collectors, and the audience.

Find the first edition press release here.

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