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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.
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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 >>> http://bit.ly/2Yt3CwW

[AIR 3331 OPEN CALL] Accepting Applications for New Facility Programs between May 3 - August 5, 2019!!

April 22, 2019 / Open Call

[AIR 3331 OPEN CALL] Accepting Applications for New Facility Programs between May 3 - August 5, 2019!!
April 22, 2019 / AIR 3331 Team
スクリーンショット 2019-04-22 12.46.55.png It's that time again to apply for 3331 Arts Chiyoda's artist in residence program - "AIR 3331 OPEN CALL"! Plus, we have moved to our newly renovated Iwamotocho Residence & Studio facility located just steps behind the electronics and sub-culture district of Akihabara!! We offer a program that invites creators of all disciplines to openly undertake a project of their own at the cross section of Tokyo's Edo roots and its cutting-edge. Bring your ideas to the communities of 3331 Arts Chiyoda and greater Tokyo by sending us your application! (Apply: May 3 - July 5, 2019)

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When creators arrive at 3331, our art center based in the repurposed former Rensei Junior High School, they are met with four floors comprised of community spaces, large-scale galleries, independent art galleries and creative companies, and a vast rooftop open to the sky. Look closely and you will find unique artworks and remnants of the former school on every floor!

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Then take a 20-minute stroll through the energy-filled streets of Akihabara to the newly relocated AIR 3331 Iwamotocho Residence & Studio. Immediately, you will come across large glass doors leading into the 1F shared studio. Participants from across the world can work and exchange thoughts on a daily basis in the bright and open space, often leading to collaborated open studios and group shows. For creators looking for pure focus, our program also offers the choice of a private studio located inside 3331 or in the Iwamotocho Residence 3F.

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The Iwamotocho Residence is also perfect for relaxing after a day of research and production. Enter the fifth-floor common space and find a kitchen fully equipped with a dishwasher, convection oven, and other cooking devices, making cooking and dining with other creators a fun activity. Participants may even stretch out on the extra-large sofa or warm up in the heated "kotatsu" table for comfort throughout the seasons.

With participants bringing their projects to the network of 3331 and the larger art scene of Tokyo, the AIR 3331 coordinators are here to help make creative goals a reality. From facility check-in to check-out, consultation on research to planning your proposed event, we are eager to offer you our support*. We look forward to your project becoming part of the rest of 3331 and Tokyo, offering us exciting opportunities to connect people, places, and ideas!

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Residency Period: September 2, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Residency Length:
Short-term - 1 month (28 days)
Long-term - 2 or 3 months**

*Details available on website starting May 3, 2019

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HOW TO APPLY
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Application period: May 3 - August 5, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Mid August, 2019 (Notification date may change based on applicant numbers)
Please submit the materials below to [residence(at)3331.jp] by the deadline.
Materials (up to 2MB)
(1) Application form (download available on May 3)
(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.
*Details available on website starting May 3, 2019 >>>

Inquiries
AIR 3331 Residence Program (Contact: Emily, 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
WEB | https://residence.3331.jp/en/
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*There are services included in the base program fee and optional support/space options at an additional fee.
**Calculated in 4-week increments.

[AIR 3331 Open Call] Applications Now Open for April 1, 2018 - March 27, 2019!!

July 2, 2018 / Open Call

[AIR 3331 Open Call] Applications Now Open for April 1, 2018 - March 27, 2019!!
Seeking Creators from All Fields and Disciplines to Join Us in Tokyo!

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Imagine the creative possibilities of starting your very own project within the bustling urban scene of Tokyo. While drawing creators to the heart of the city, AIR 3331 based in the independent art center known as 3331 Arts Chiyoda, also brings them directly into the local artistic community. AIR 3331 is now welcoming your applications to join our open residence made for all fields of creators and researchers for the period of April 1, 2019 - March 27, 2019!

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Through AIR 3331, creators are warmly welcomed at 3331 housed in the former Rensei Junior High School, now containing 4 floors of creative spaces from the open community space, the vast main gallery, an entire floor of independent art galleries, a floor made for shared offices and innovative companies, and a sprawling rooftop. Then hop over to the Nishikicho Residence located just 1 metro station away, and participants will find a common space to share their daily lives with artists from around the world, with a quiet retreat to their private room for plenty of focus. Our program is flexible in offering programs with either a private studio inside 3331 or a shared studio conveniently located just below the residence living quarters.

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Nestled beside the larger buzzing Akihabara district, the residence is located in the unique historical book district known as Jimbocho, where plenty of both urban excitement and antique treasures may be discovered.

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As part of the program, the coordinators at AIR 3331 are eager to support your initiatives with a range of services including event coordination, translation, networking, and sharing information*. We look forward to the outcome of your work and creating the opportunity for you to present in the 3331 community to be shared with the greater Tokyo art scene. AIR 3331 awaits your arrival in Tokyo!

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Residency Period: April 1, 2019 to March 27, 2020

Residency Length: 1-3 months**
Facility Details: here
Programs & Fees: here
Support Details: here

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HOW TO APPLY
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DEADLINE: September 28, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Early October, 2018 (Notification date may change based on applicant numbers)
Please submit the materials below to [residence(at)3331.jp] 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.

[Inquiries]
AIR 3331 Residence Program (Contact: Emily, 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
WEB | http://bit.ly/2KD3BAg
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*There are services included in the base program fee and optional support/space options at an additional fee.
**Calculated in 4-week increments.

Tokyo's Urban Scenes Filled by the Imagination of Artist, Erin McCluskey

March 28, 2018 / Open Call

Tokyo's Urban Scenes Filled by the Imagination of Artist, Erin McCluskey
Residency length: 1 month (August - September, 2017)
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Erin McCluskey arrived in Tokyo from Toronto, Canada ready to grab a bike and trek the city's extensive urban scene. Carrying her backpack equipped with a chair and tools, and the notebook that never left her side, she aimed to see, explore, and sketch the city at each moment. Erin took action right away to gather her artistic material from inspiration found in the city itself.

In Erin's past works spun from Toronto's urban life, one finds the city transformed into a quirky and colorful place by her unique vision. It is as though we move in time with Erin's own experiences felt between every encounter with her subjects. With even fairy tale or folkloric characters and motifs, viewers can perceive daily city life in new and romantic ways.

The AIR 3331 Open Call program offered Erin the challenge of taking up Tokyo as her first overseas city as subject matter. In addition, as her first time in Japan and her first residency, Erin experienced everything with fresh eyes. At the heart of Tokyo's urban core, AIR 3331 provided the perfect base for envisioning the city through her own imagination. From sketching outdoors in the middle of bustling Ueno Park and Shinjuku, to joining a local Chiyoda city festival, all sights were drawn up in Erin's style to become fantastic places.
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With sketchbooks and a wide array of painted artworks in the making, at the end of her residency, Erin decided to hold an open studio event in the Nishiki-cho Shared Studio , where she worked daily after traveling the streets of Tokyo. Erin's work area was overflowing with the internalized map of her Tokyo experiences - from train lines, museum tickets, sketches on the go, to journal entries and famous romantic poems. During her residence, she even had the chance to make a collaboration painting with fellow resident, Kyungwon Yoon , from South Korea.
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Erin's desk corner in the Nishiki-cho Studio attested to the wide network of places and objects that became her personal map of Tokyo. She transformed the city into an alternative Tokyo as a fairytale of urban life through her imagination. The AIR 3331 team looks forward to what kind of metropolis Erin will envision in her next travels from city to city.
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We hope the creativity of our past participants will inspire some ideas for your project proposal to AIR 3331!

AIR 3331 OPEN CALL
Residencies between: May 1, 2018 - March 29 2019 (1-3 months per residency)
Deadline: March 30, 2018
Details: https://goo.gl/Gf2hdo

AIR 3331: Emily

[AIR 3331 Open Call] Applications Now Open for May 2018 - March 2019!!

January 22, 2018 / Open Residence / AIR3331

[AIR 3331 Open Call] Applications Now Open for May 2018 - March 2019!!
An Open Residency for Creators Seeking Both Super-Urban Tokyo and Its Local Charms


Envision your project becoming part of Tokyo's buzzing excitement, while discovering the uniqueness at its corners. AIR 3331 offers exactly this mix of urban and local Tokyo. Applications are now open for all fields of researchers and creators to join our open residence for the period of May 2018 - March 2019! What will your project be in Tokyo?
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At both a large and local scale, AIR 3331 offers opportunity to all fields of artists, curators and researchers to engage with Japan's most major art scene, while uncovering one-of-a-kind cultural treasures. With either a private studio situated within 3331 Arts Chiyoda, a junior high school repurposed as an art center (at the center of Akihabara/Kanda), or the shared studio plan in the nearby historical book district, participants can become active and freely develop their work across Tokyo's communities.
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In order to boost your project, AIR 3331 seeks to build bridges between creators and the community, offering support by experienced international coordinators. We help with a range of services including event coordination, translation, networking, and sharing information.* We are enthusiastic supporters, watching your residency experience grow into new knowledge and value for both you and our community. AIR 3331 eagerly awaits you in Tokyo!
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Residency Period: May 1, 2018 to March 29, 2019

Residency Length: 1-3 months**
Facility Details: here
Fee Details: here
Support Details: here

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HOW TO APPLY
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DEADLINE: March 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Early April, 2018 (Notification date may change based on applicant numbers)
Please submit the materials below to [residence(at)3331.jp] 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.

Inquiries
AIR 3331 Open Call (Contact: Emily, 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
WEB | http://residence.3331.jp/en/
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*There are services included in the base program fee and optional support/space options at an additional fee.
**Calculated in 4-week increments.

【AIR 3331 Open Call】Creator Residency in Tokyo January 2018- March 2019! (1-3 months)

June 21, 2017 / Open Residence / AIR3331

Applications are now open for artists, curators and researchers seeking residency in Tokyo between January 2018 - March 2019! Realize local-level research, workshops, open studios or exhibitions in the heart of Tokyo with 3331 Arts Chiyoda!

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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.

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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: January 5, 2018 to March 31, 2019
(Limited openings between September 2017 - November 2017 also available. Please inquire.)

Residency Length: 1-3 months**

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

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DEADLINE: August 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Early September, 2017

Please submit the materials below to [residence(at)3331.jp] by the deadline (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.


Inquiries

AIR 3331 Residence Program (Contact: Chihiro Yoshikura)
3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan 101-0021
TEL | +81 3 6803 2441
MAIL | residence(at)3331(dot)jp
WEB | http://residence.3331.jp/en/
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*There are services included in the base program fee and optional support/space options at an additional fee.
**Calculated in 4 week increments.

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

Requirements:
・ 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)vuw.ac.nz
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)vuw.ac.nz

[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!

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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.

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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)3331.jp] 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.

Inquiries

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
WEB | http://residence.3331.jp/en/
FacebookTwitter

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

[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

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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!

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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.

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< 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 residence@3331.jp

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 residence@3331.jp . 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 E-mail:residence@3331.jp
(Attention: Lana Tran, Hiroki Kimura)

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< Inquiries >

3331 Arts Chiyoda
AIR 3331 Residence Team
TEL: TEL: 03-6803-2441 E-mail:residence@3331.jp
(Attention: Lana Tran, Hiroki Kimura)

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