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[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)

Notice of Winter Closure

December 15, 2014 / Info

Please note that 3331 Arts Chiyoda will be closed during the following dates for New Years.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

[Winter Closure]
December 29 (Mon) 2014 - January 4 (Sun) 2015
*Doors locked form 7PM on December 28, 2014 (as opposed to the regular 9PM)
Doors open from 1PM on January 5, 2015

3331 Open Residence - Call for Applications

November 6, 2014 / Open Residence / AIR3331

3331 Open Residence

Detailed program information here:


3331 Open Residence is a unique program bringing together artists from all over the world to engage with 3331's colourful and eclectic community and vast range of events in the heart of Tokyo's art scene.

There are currently availabilities on the program from throughout June 2015 to May 2016, and we are currently inviting applications from artists and curators of all genres who are interested in conducting a 1 to 3 month residency in order to undertake research and production.

3331 is able to provide accommodation, support, and studio facilities to artists, as well as an opportunity to give a presentation of their work to a select audience/general public.

How to Apply
Detailed program requirements and downloadable application forms are available here:

For those interested in joining the program between June 2015 - May 2016, the deadline for applications will be December 28, 2014.

If you have any queries please contact Lana Tran/Hiroyuki Kimura at +81(0)3-6803-2441

*Please note that we can not accept applications by individuals who do not have sources to fund their residence. Individual artists may not apply and then make funding applications after being selected.

Open Studio by 3331 residence artist, Julie Galante

February 22, 2013 / Info


Julie Galante - Open Studio
Venue: 1F, Room 102, 3331 Arts Chiyoda

Julie Galante will be presenting new work produced during her residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in a one-day open studio. Having spent her time in Tokyo investigating the visual landscape of her new surroundings, Julie has reworked photographic records of the people and places around her to create a series of new mixed-media artwork.

<Artist profile>


Julie Galante is an American artist who has spent the past 10 years moving from country to country. Her artwork explores the visual aspects of these places that she calls home for finite amounts of time. Through observation, interpretation, and reproduction she seeks to understand the nature of these cities, their inhabitants, and her relationship to them.
Julie has exhibited her work in the US, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and China; her paintings are held in private collections on six continents. As of January 2013 she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, having relocated after five years in Munich, Germany.

ART MATTERS - Calling for Residence Artists May/July 2011

May 3, 2011 / Info


In such times as these ART MATTERS More!

In the aftermarth of the earthquake/tsunami a number of 3331's residence artists have become unable to undertake their residency term and we now have accommodation, studio and presentation space availiable for May and July this year. For many it may seem that Japan is a difficult place to develop research and art work at this time, but we would like to stress that at such a time art becomes even more important and as artists and creative practitioners we should consider what we can positively contribute in response to this situation.

If you are an artist or creative who feels the need to come to Japan at this time and lend your creative skills towards the recovery effort we would very much welcome your presence. For information about our residence faclities please refer to the following link. Please note that all rental fees stipulated may be further negotiated with special discount.

As part of our current project "Arts Action 3331" we are opening up our main gallery space to artists, organizers and fundraisers for free in order to raise awareness and gain support for the earthquake relief appeal. Artists who join the residence program also have the opportunity to present their work here if it is relevant and sensitive to the current circumstances. For information about this project please see the following link:

3331 staff are regularly visiting the affected areas to volunteer and are in the process of establishing an association for the creative redevelopment of the Tohoku region. We can therefore offer advice and support for artists wishing to make a direct contribution in these areas.

If you have any queries please contact Emma Ota at +81 (0)3-6803-2441

Important Information with regard opening times as affected by recent events

March 20, 2011 / Info

This page will be regularly updated with information with regard changes to opening times and events at 3331, due to the impact of the earthquake and recent events.
Please check this page for information on times/cancellations of events.
If you are uncertain of any information please contact the organizers of that particular event.

3331 Opening Times (in effect until 10th April)
3331 Opening Times 10:00-20:00 (open everyday)
1F Main Gallery 12:00-19:00 closed on Tuesdays
※Extension of opening times on Fridays and Saturdays until 20:00 has been cancelled and so the exhibition will close at the same time as a week day 19:00
1F foodlab 11:30-20:00 (last order 19:00) closed on Tuesdays
※these times will be subject to further review
※rental space events will also be likely to finish early

<Exhibition/ Event Cancellations/Changes>
2011.03.19 21:00 update
(Change to Opening Times)『Social Dive Exploratory Imagination』
(Change to Opening Times)『3331 Indepents Scholarship Exhibition』
※Extension of opening times on Fridays and Saturdays until 20:00 has been cancelled and so the exhibition will close at the same time as a week day 19:00

(Change to Opening Dates)『SLASH/03 - Naively Manners-』 Ota Guraemi/Taniguchi Makoto
The gallery will be closed16th March(Wednesday)~2011年03月18日(金)
※Instead the exhibition will continue from 19th March(Saturday)~23rd March(Wednesday)(12:00~19:00)
(Cancellation)A New Movement from Hachiroko Lake area 8nos! 八郎湖エリアからの新たなムーブメント8nos! 『竜とモダラとだまことクニマス』
21st March(Monday/National Holiday)
(Change)atelier nae 1st展示受注会
25th March(Friday)~27th March(Sunday)
Change to Opening Times:11:00-21:00→11:00-19:00
Performance times have also been subject to change
3/25 18:00
3/26 14:00 / 16:00 / 18:00
3/27 14:00 / 16:00 / 18:00

Mark Durkan : 3331 Artist in Residence

December 5, 2010 / Info

Dublin based artist Mark Durkan is our artist in residence this month from 1st-14th December. His stay may only be a short one but he has alot planned for the next two weeks. He dived straight in by giving the staff of 3331 a presentation about his recent works on the very day he arrived, after a long flight from Ireland.mark.jpg
You can see some example of Mark's works on his blog:
Mark has a wide ranging practice from sculpture, to performance, to netart and shows confidence in all of these vocabularies. Particularly in his performance work he has been exploring the line between one's own being and that of an imaginary character, how one is able to transform oneself through taking on a character in a performative context but how the line between persona and seld can "bleed" into one another to a point where they can not be extricated. He has particulary engaged in this discourse through participation in an event organized by performance artist Brody Condon in LA.
When asked what his plans are for Tokyo Mark outlined a plan to create performances in public spaces in the city where public webcams are set up, so that friends and colleagues in Ireland can also participate in viewing his actions, which may make wistful reference to the economic breakdown of his home country.
Mark is not only an artist but also a curator and arts consultant. He is involved in a number of large scale projects in Ireland and runs his own creative arts organization. He has been casting an insightful and critical eye over the art scene in Tokyo, offering his own informed response to what he has been met with here. Taking on the stimulation from the city and its creative channels Mark has also pursued a number of artistic experiments using the simple materials he finds around him.

Deadline for Residency Program Applications 19th November

November 18, 2010 / Info

Just to remind everyone that applications for the 3331 Artist & Curator Residence Program must be recieved by 19th November (Friday) 2010 for all artists and creatives wishing to join us between January-June 2011. Please see the above link for full details.

3331 Artist & Curator Residence *** Special Offer

October 1, 2010 / Info

3331 Arts Chiyoda Artist & Curator Residence Program
Special Offer 30% off*

Throughout November and December 2010 the 3331 Artist in residence facilities are being offered to artists at a special discount price of 200,000yen (usually 280,000yen) per month.

For this limited time only the accommodation and studio space of the residence program are being made available for this very special price, making it even more accessible to artists of all ages and experiences.
The accommodation and studio can be shared by a group of 3 artists, for this overall price (in this case 1 person = 66,666yen!)

3331 Arts Chiyoda is a newly launched arts centre, based in Akihabara, Tokyo. This is a highly unique initiative which aims to support a new model of arts engagement beyond the existing gallery and museum system, connecting the general public and communities in a new way to the possibilities of artistic expression. 3331 offers a unique approach to creative practice, providing over 4 floors of exhibition space, workshop facilities, meeting rooms, office space for arts organizations, independent galleries, café, lounge, roof top allotments and sports amenities. It is a unique model which invites people of all generations, backgrounds and interests to participate in its open approach to fine art, fashion, design, music, alternative media etc., with various programs which encompass people with disabilities, children, local residents, students, experts and those with a curiosity for the arts. It is designed not only as an arts hub for Tokyo and Japan but as an international centre where creative practitioners from all over the world can come together. We opened our doors in March of this year and on 26th June we celebrated our grand opening, with a full range of facilities fully in service.

About the 3331 Residence Program
3331 Arts Chiyoda has recently launched a new residency program open to artists, curators and creative practitioners internationally. This includes not only the visual arts but also practitioners in design, architecture, dance and music etc. With a full range of facilities including accommodation, studio and gallery, creative practitioners have the exceptional opportunity to extend their artistic engagement in the heart of Tokyo. Not only will artists be able to pursue their own individual research and practice, but they will be connected to the extensive network of Tokyo's art scene through the hub that is 3331. With the energy of the electronics and anime haven of Akihabara right at one's doorstep and the traditional cultures of downtown but a stone's throw away artists will be able to experience all aspects of this kaleidoscopic city from this convenient base. Artists are not only able to spend time in Tokyo, but are able to create work onsite and then finally exhibit what they have developed during their stay, in the distinct setting of 3331 Arts Chiyoda. We are pleased to be able to offer these facilities to artists who can contribute to the diverse creative expressions of this cosmopolitan metropolis and engage its inhabitants in new ways.

For full details and how to apply please check the following link.

3331 on facebook

August 27, 2010 / Info

Well it has taken us long enough, but we have finally got our facebook page together. Please join us for regular updates on all our events and activities, reviews, interviews and special behind the scenes reports.

JOIN NOW or search "3331 Arts Chiyoda" on facebook (page not group)

3331 on twitter

August 27, 2010 / Info

While 3331 has been busy away tweeting regularly in Japanese it has taken us a little bit longer to get started with an english version but we are happy to announce its launch as of today. Please visit and become a follower for regular updates on all the activities of 3331 arts chiyoda.

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