Notice: 3331 Arts Chiyoda Measures Against Coronavirus and Other Diseases

February 21, 2020 / Info

In order to ensure visitors a safe and comfortable time at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, we are currently taking measures against the Coronavirus and other diseases.

・We have placed alcohol sanitizer spray at all entrances and other locations throughout the facility. Please feel free to use these.
・To ensure air circulation, the entire facility will be aired out twice daily (AM/PM).
・Staff may wear masks for protection against the spread of disease.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

■Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

■Chiyoda City "Measures Against Coronavirus Disease"

Open Call for Volunteers to Model for Photo Shoot by Spanish Film Director Antonio Donaire!

January 29, 2020 / Open Call

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[Introduction from the Director & Project Description]

During my residency at AIR 3331, I will be doing casting for my next feature film, "The sun only rises if you are awake", adapted from the novel of the same title. It is a human drama full of emotion and intensity, dealing with loneliness and the way we come to terms with rebuilding our lives. At the same time, I will be testing colors, locations, lights, and other conditions for filming the movie. In order to do this, I am calling for volunteers to model in photo shoots.

Please see my profile at:

[What is Expected from Volunteers]

Volunteers will meet the director and model in photo shoots for the purpose of testing the conditions for filming a movie. This will involve taking photos that capture scenes which will actually appear in the film such as, walking in the street, having conversations, daily activities and hobbies, etc. Each volunteer will be given professional prints of the photos taken during the photo shoot. They are also invited to join the artist for a drink and light refreshments (compensated by the director) after the session. Volunteers are encouraged to attend the shooting of the movie in May 2020 (Tokyo) as special guests.

[Photo Shoot Details]

Date: Between February 16 (Sun) - March 1 (Sun), 2020
Time: To be discussed between the volunteer and coordinator/director.
*The date/time of the photo shoot will be finalized after contacting the coordinator of the AIR 3331 (artist in residence) office.
Location: Meet at Iwamotocho Residence (3-6-8 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032)
*Exact location of photo shoot will be determined by the director. Information will be given in advance to the date of the photo shoot.

[How to Join]

Send an e-mail to "residence(at)3331(dot)jp" along with the below details:
*When e-mailing, change (at) to @ and (dot) to .

· Name
· Gender
· Age
· Nationality
· Portrait image

*Basic English, Spanish, or French proficiency is necessary to volunteer.

We will get back to you shortly regarding your participation in the photo shoot after confirming with the director.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

【Create Your Project in Tokyo! Apply to AIR 3331 NOW!!】

January 15, 2020 / Open Residence / AIR3331

【Create Your Project in Tokyo! Apply to AIR 3331 NOW!!】
January 15, 2020 / AIR 3331 Team

Are you interested in bringing your project to Tokyo's bustling urban setting while engaging with the local community of one of Japan's most unique alternative spaces? Then look no further than the artist in residence program, AIR 3331. Located in the electronics district of Akihabara and established by the art center, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, AIR 3331 is calling for participants across all fields and disciplines to stay, create, and present at the heart of Tokyo's art scene. Open call applications will be accepted until April 13, 2020!



When creators arrive at 3331, our team welcomes them into our art center based in a repurposed junior high school, made up of four floors that house community spaces, large-scale galleries, independent art galleries, creative offices, and an expansive rooftop with an organic garden. From chalkboards to shoe lockers common in Japanese schools, visitors can find charming remnants of the former school in harmony with contemporary art and design.



Residents are guided to their living quarters and shared studio (private studio plan is inside 3331) just a 20-minute walk away from 3331. Up to seven artists from across the globe work and live alongside one another in what is known as the Iwamotocho Residence & Studio only a few steps from Akihabara Station.

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From daily support to project and event planning, AIR 3331 coordinators are here to help make artists' creative goals a reality. We are eager to welcome you and your ideas into 3331 and Tokyo!

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Residencies between: September 21, 2020 to February 28, 2022
Residency Length:
Short-term - 1 month (28 days)
Long-term - 2 or 3 months
Learn more >>>

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DEADLINE: April 13, 2020
Notification of acceptance: end of April 2020 (Notification date may change based on applicant numbers)
Please submit the materials below to [residence(at)] by the deadline.
Materials (up to 2MB)
(1) Application form
(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: Emily / Momoko)
3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan 101-0021
TEL | +81 3 6803 2441
MAIL | residence(at)3331(dot)jp

OPEN CALL for Participants + Invitation to Observe Performance "A.W.#3" Held on October 19 at AIR 3331 Iwamotocho Studio!!!

September 18, 2019 / Event

OPEN CALL for Participants + Invitation to Observe Performance "A.W.#3" Held on October 19 at AIR 3331 Iwamotocho Studio!!!

(Photo: Documentation of performance completed in Germany ©Michel Done)

"Dear Audience,
You are invited to participate in the performance 'Artificial Walk #3'. Eight people can take part. We will walk slowly in a line in the Kanda area of Chiyoda City. You get a blue tarpaulin that you wear as a mantle, and you can keep it after."
- Marie Julia Bollansée (Artist)

Marie Julia Bollansée, based in Antwerp, Belgium, and participating as artist in residence at AIR 3331, will hold her performance "A.W.#3, Artificial Walk #3" for the very first time in Tokyo on October 19 (Sat), 2019. She invites the audience to participate.
For this ephemeral performance, she creates a dress in indigo colored sheep wool, which is knit by her mother. She asks for eight people to walk with her. A blue tarpaulin functions as an artificial extension around the body. By walking together, the performers generate A.S., Artificial Spirituality (rather than Artificial Intelligence, or A.I.)
Bollansée invites volunteers to take this chance to become part of the performances of "Artificial Walks" held throughout the world. In the past, "A.W.#1" was held in Belgium, and "A.W.#2" in Germany.

*October 19 (Sat), 2019 at AIR 3331 Iwamotocho Studio (start and end point)
(Address: 3-6-8 Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032)
*14:00: Artist talk by Marie Julia Bollansée, everybody is welcome!
*14:30: Start of performance, "Artificial Walk #3"
Eight members of the audience wear a blue tarpaulin mantle and form a line. They follow the artist who walks ahead and sets the rhythm (members may only leave the line for unavoidable situations).
*After the walk, the line arrives back at the AIR 3331 Iwamotocho Studio. You can keep your blue tarpaulin, which the artist has numbered and signed. You achieve a unique edition of art!

Artist website:

[What is AIR 3331?]
AIR 3331 Open Call welcomes creatives from diverse backgrounds to research, produce and exhibit at 3331 Arts Chiyoda―injecting an international perspective right into the heart of Tokyo's art scene. For application information, please visit:

Overseas Artists Bring New Perspectives to the 3331 ART FAIR 2019

June 28, 2019 / Open Residence / AIR3331

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Held every year by 3331, the 3331 ART FAIR aims at bringing the market and community together, transforming the entire art center from basement to rooftop into an art fair. This year, the 3331 ART FAIR 2019 set its sights even higher towards rising to an international level. To boost its global presence, this year's art fair collaborated with AIR 3331 in featuring 2019 resident artist Era Vati and 2018 resident Chunghsuan Lan, in addition to 3331 recommended Taiwanese photographer AINWOODS, and two specially selected Canadian artists - Eunice Luk and Patrick Cruz.
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As part of the art fair, Era Vati, an Austrian artist based in Holland, exhibited her past works and new works completed during her residency (period: 2019.01.24-2019.03.20) in the AIR 3331 Soto-Kanda Studio. As a multi-media artist often working with film, her works ranged from abstract sketches, poetry, artificial plants used in her actual film sets, as well as her symbolic and surreal film pieces.

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Moving to the 1F Main Gallery, annually one of the focal points of the art fair, this space is a display of artworks hand-selected by curators from inside and outside of Japan, even by 3331 staff members themselves. The 2019 venue included Taiwanese artist, Lan Chunghsuan, a former resident of AIR 3331 (period: 2018.01.05-2018.03.29). Lan presented two pieces from his photograph series, "Lockdown Universe", a body of work reflecting his everlasting childhood memory that affects his worldview today.

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Also recommended by 3331, the Taiwanese photographer AINWOODS participated in the art fair after debuting in UNKNOWN ASIA 2018. In his photography, bright-colored models appear in mid-dance poses as an expression of love with no boundaries.

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Also featured in the 1F Main Gallery were two Canadian artists - Eunice Luk and Patrick Cruz - selected by Makiko Hara, an independent curator based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eunice had completed a residency at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park and was basing herself in Tokyo during the time of the fair. In her space, she chose to present sculptures created during her residency whose soft colors and particular shapes evoke her sense of the nature and style of ceramics unique to Shigaraki. For Patrick, this was both the first time to exhibit in an art fair and in the Tokyo art scene. Compared to his often vast rooms filled entirely up to the ceiling with rough brushstrokes and abstract symbols, for the fair Patrick worked on a much smaller scale. However, his intensely colored paintings whose bold brushstrokes imitate children's artwork were brimming with energy from the wall.

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During the fair period, an artist talk was organized between - Masakatsu Kondo (London-based Japanese artist), Lan Chunghsuan, Eunice Luk, Patrick Cruz, and AINWOODS - for a closer look at how artists develop their practices across seas. As the first talk held by international artists in the course of the 3331 ART FAIR, the event shared fresh new voices with the Tokyo audience.

The 3331 ART FAIR 2019 not only led to the display and sales of a wide range of fresh and edgy artworks, but resulted in real exchanges between artists, collectors, curators, and audiences - this year reaching further beyond national borders.
Bring your project to life at 3331!
AIR 3331 OPEN CALL is currently accepting applications for residencies between September 2, 2019 - May 31, 2020.
Apply here by August 5, 2019 >>>

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